Augusta in April is beautiful. Flowers and azaleas are blooming, and the grass is growing again. Unfortunately, though, everything is covered in pollen, which is rough on children with allergies. If you know or even suspect that your child has allergies, contact Pediatric Partners of Augusta. Our pediatric allergy specialist will be happy to help.
To be allergic to something, you must first be exposed to it enough to develop an allergy. That’s why it is important to contact your pediatric allergy specialist if your newborn or baby is showing signs of allergies, such as:
- Excessive sneezing
- Puffy, red, or watery eyes
- Mouth breathing
- Itchy eyes, throat, and/or nose
- Dry, hacking cough with clear mucous
- Difficulty sleeping
Seasonal allergies can be miserable to deal with, and many over-the-counter remedies cause drowsiness. Your pediatric allergy specialist will discover exactly which allergen is causing your child’s symptoms and will recommend the best course of treatment for his or her condition and lifestyle.
As a parent, you can help by reducing your child’s exposure to allergens. Pollen, grass, and weeds often cause allergic reactions this time of year, so look up your local pollen count and limit outside time to when the count is lowest. When inside, keep windows closed and keep a clean filter on the air conditioner. Keep indoor air dry with a dehumidifier.
Pediatric Partners of Augusta treats children of all ages, from newborns to teenagers. Don’t let your baby or child suffer with allergies. A visit with the pediatric allergy specialist now could save your child a lifetime of misery.
Pediatric Partners has three locations to better serve our patients. The Evans office is at 411 Town Park Blvd.; the downtown Augusta office is at 1303 D’Antignac St., Suite 2600; and the new Grovetown office is at 5135 Wrightsboro Road. For more information about Pediatric Partners, call the office at 706-854-2500, visit PedPartners.com, or follow the Pediatric Partners of Augusta Facebook page.