When your kid is sniffly, stuffy and sneezy, it can be hard to tell exactly what's causing all the not-so-fun symptoms. Here are some ways to see if your child might be suffering from hayfever symptoms. The more information you have, the better you and your child can communicate with your doctor.
RHINOCORT® Hayfever is not to be used by children under 12 years of age.
Suffering for a few weeks
If your child has been suffering from what seems like a never-ending cold for more than two weeks, it may be hayfever. Hayfever symptoms in kids will linger while pollen is in the air.
Child HAYFEVER symptoms
Symptoms in children usually present as a runny or itchy nose, sneezing, and sometimes congestion.
TRANSLUCENT, THIN MUCUS
Generally, mucus from hayfever is clear and very thin, like water. Children infected by colds usually produce thicker, yellowish mucus. Have your child blow into a tissue and let your doctor know at your child's next appointment.
Look for cues
Are your child's allergies worse in the spring or autumn when outdoor allergies are rampant? Is your child always rubbing their nose, also known as the "the allergy salute," or are you finding surprises of dirty sleeves in the laundry? Noticing these kinds of things can help give you clues as to whether or not your child is suffering from hayfever.
DOES MUM OR DAD HAVE ALLERGIES?
If you or your partner are suffering from allergies, your kid might be too.