Allergies can drive kids up the wall. The constant sneezing, sniffling, itching and runny eyes can distract them from their school work, their playtime and their sleep. It can be pretty hard on parents, too!

If you think your child may have allergies, your first port of call should be your family doctor or healthcare professional. Depending on the type of allergy and severity of symptoms, they may recommend antihistamines to relieve the symptoms and help your child recover. The good news is that Little Allergies is a specially-formulated antihistamine for children with a long-lasting formula that relieves their sneezes, sniffling, itching and runny eyes.

What are allergies?

An allergy occurs when a person’s immune system responds to an allergen. Inhaled allergens – the most common type of allergy – can cause an allergic reaction when your child breathes in the substance that they are allergic to. Some children are affected by pollen; others may be affected by dust mites, mould or pet hair.

When your child breathes in an allergen that their little body doesn’t like, their immune system has an allergic response. Thinking that the allergen is a dangerous invader, your child’s body releases histamine and other chemicals into the bloodstream to fight it off. These chemicals may cause symptoms like sneezing, runny noses, and itchy, watery eyes.

Cold, flu or allergies?

Allergies can have similar symptoms to a common cold or flu, which can make it tricky to work out how to treat the problem.

For example, hayfever and allergies can have symptoms like sneezing, a runny nose with clear discharge, and itchiness. Some of these symptoms are similar to a cold, which can have symptoms like sore throat and fever as well. If you’re not sure, take your child to the doctor.

How can you treat allergies in children?

The first line of defence against allergies is to avoid contact with the allergens in the first place. Yet active, curious kids are always exploring their environment! If contact does occur, then one of the proven ways to manage the resulting allergies is by using an oral antihistamine. Antihistamines block the action of the histamines and alleviate the symptoms.

Little Allergies is a fast acting liquid antihistamine that provides up to 12-hour relief from symptoms associated with hayfever and other allergy symptoms.

Many parents also use FESS® Little Noses, a gentle saline solution that loosens and thins mucus to help wash away allergens and clear a blocked nose, so your little one can breathe easier, naturally.