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5 Ways to Help Control Indoor Allergies in Children

Indoor allergens can take all the fun out of playtime. Here are some ways that may help manage your child’s indoor allergies and help prevent a reaction.

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1. Reduce Dust Mites

Dust mites can exist on both fabric and other surfaces throughout your home. To reduce dust mite allergens, clean every week, including washing toys and vacuuming areas where dust mites thrive, like carpets and furniture.

2. Minimize Mold

Mold is another common indoor allergy trigger. To keep mold to a minimum, regularly clean bathrooms, basements and other damp areas where your child may go. Discover helpful tips on finding and cleaning hidden indoor mold with our helpful guide on How to Check for Mold.

3. Groom Pets

Children love to pet animals which can leave them exposed to pet allergens. To reduce your child’s reaction to pet dander, have pets groomed regularly, and clean carpets often. Read more about how to help manage your child’s pet allergy symptoms with 5 Facts About Kids and Pet Allergies.

4. Alert Caregivers

Allergies can affect kids in other indoor spaces besides just your home. Tell babysitters, teachers, the school nurse and other caregivers about your child’s allergies and medications. For more information on how to manage your child’s indoor allergy symptoms, read through Kids’ Allergies at School.

5. Stay Informed

Know your child’s triggers and ways to avoid or reduce exposure. You should also keep track of when seasonal allergies peak and teach your child allergy awareness. Use the ZYRTEC® ALLERGYCAST® app* to help track symptoms and discover when they might be most severe.

If your child is experiencing persistent allergy symptoms, Children’s ZYRTEC® can help by providing powerful 24-hour relief that works on allergens indoors & outdoors, and all year round.

*Available for iPhone® and Android. Standard data rates apply.

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