We have her point out where the trees are, grass and flowers. We show her the birds and the bunnies. It is amazing seeing the world through an 19 month old's eyes! It helps to bring a new appreciation to life.
I learned this information from MinuteClinic about allergies that I found interesting:-An allergy is the body's immune response to a substance in the environment that is usually harmless such as pet danger, pollen, foods, etc.
-Seasonal allergies are those that cause you to sneeze, cough, itch, etc. during certain times of the year.
-Sometimes, people may think that they have a springtime cold but it may actually be allergies. Colds last 3-14 days and allergies can last months or more.
-How to tell the difference between a cold and allergies: if you have a cough, it is probably a cold. If you are aching all over or have a fever, it is probably a cold. If your eyes itch, there is a good chance that you have allergies.
-Common signs for allergies include: itchy eyes and nose, excess tears, runny nose, scratchy throat, sneezing and having a stuffy nose.
-How to control allergies- talk to your doctor! Some common treatments include nasal saline, decongestants and over the counter prescription medications.
-MinuteClinic has nurse practitioners and physician assistants to recommend the correct medications.
-If you have allergies, the best way to treat them is to prevent becoming in contact with the source of the allergies. Tips to treat include if you were outside, take off your clothes that could contain pollen, skip window fans as they can bring in mold/pollen and wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from pollen.
So here's to enjoying spring, being active and not letting allergies hold us back!
Disclosure: I have received promotional consideration from MinuteClinic. All opinions are my own.