Kids love to get down and dirty on the playground. And where there's dirt, there's usually grass. So, how does one deal with grass and pollen allergies? Dr. Mariam Rasheed, attending physician in the division of allergy and immunology at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, recommends visiting an allergist to discuss symptoms and pinpoint exactly what is causing the allergic reaction. Checking pollen counts on a daily basis can also lesson the severity of symptoms.
"Outdoor air is most heavily saturated with pollen between 5 to 10 a.m., so if possible try to limit outdoor activities during this time period. Have your child wear a hat and sunglasses to help keep pollen away from his or her face when outdoors," she says. "Once you come inside, change clothing so that pollen is not being scattered around your home, and shower to wash the pollen off your body."