The pollen count was only at 185 yesterday and my family is already suffering big time! I dosed both kids up with Zyrtec before they left for school and popped my every day Zyrtec pill, and we’re still stuffy and itchy.
The tree pollens are out now and the grasses will soon follow. The AJC keeps track of the local pollen count and also tells you which types of pollen are out. Here’s the link to the pollen count.
I’ve gotten allergy shots for four years now. I’m down from three medicines for my allergies to just one plus the shots. I’m pretty sure my son will eventually have to see the allergist and go on shots. He seems to be snotty at the same times of year that I am. But for now I’m not willing to inject him with that many shots when the Zyrtec seems to keep it pretty well under control.
We’re lucky we don’t have asthma associated with the allergies. I know many, many kids who do. It’s a frustrating time of year because you want the kids outside enjoying the beautiful weather but the pollen means they are going to suffer!
Do your kids see an allergist? Would you recommend your allergist to others? If so, tell us who you see. What meds do they take to control their symptoms? Do they take shots? Do you keep them in from outside even in the lovely spring weather to help prevent their allergies from becoming worse?