Whenever you’re outside, be on the lookout for allergy symptoms that might make life less than enjoyable for your child.
“The allergens which are outside in the early spring are from tree pollen,” says Schroer. “These pollens are not from the flowering trees but from trees such as oak, maple and others which do not have large, bright flowers. The pollens in the late spring are from grass.”
He says eye allergies are common in spring, as the wind blows pollen around. Look for itching, redness in the white part of the eye, watering and, in severe cases, potentially swollen eyelids. For milder cases, send your child outside with wrap-around sunglasses to cut down on pollen problems.