I received a cool Children's Claritin - Mom Crew Tote Bag and a slew of samples to pass out to my neighbors and friends.
This means that throughout the year, I'll be sharing with all of you tips on managing your kiddo's allergies. Please feel free to comment on these blog posts, your own experiences as a mom of a kid with allergies. Let's all share the "mom allergy wisdom" with each other.
The Claritin® Allergen Guide: Tree Pollen Edition
Outdoor allergens like seasonal pollens and molds can be difficult to manage because it seems like they're everywhere and you can't escape them. Many of them occur at the time you want to be able to enjoy the outdoors, too- like right now! Here's a closer look at a common culprit, tree pollen. Knowing what to look for can help you steer clear of these notorious allergy triggers:
When it comes to trees, the real allergy troublemakers are hardwood deciduous trees — oak, elm, birch, maple, ash, alder and hazel:
- These trees generally pollinate from February to April or May.
- In the South, these trees begin pollinating as early as January; in the North, they begin in April.
- People show cross-reactivity to trees in the beech, birch, alder and oak family, and in the juniper and cedar family. This means that if you're allergic to one type of tree, you're likely allergic to others in the same family.
- If you're looking to plant trees on your property, look for species that do not aggravate allergies, such as catalpa, crepe myrtle, dogwood, fig, fir, palm, pear, plum, redbud and redwood trees.
And if those allergies are really forcing your little ones to play inside for a day or two, here are some FUN Spring crafty activities you can download to do with your kiddos while you're laying low! CLICK HERE to download some FUN FLOWER CRAFTS!
*Disclosure: As a member of the Children's Claritin Mom Crew, I receive product samples and promotional items to share and use as I see fit. No monetary compensation has taken place and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.