I was helping in Lilina’s classroom the other day and the entire class was sniffling and sneezing. So many of their little eyes had allergy shiners and were swollen and teary. The teacher said she was out of tissues because everyone was suffering from allergies. She said she mentions it to parents if the kids are suffering but a lot of parent don’t want to medicate for allergies.
I try to give Lilina half of a Zyrtec pill in the mornings before school. She often fights me but I know she needs it. The last few days she’s been taking it willingly because she realizes how bad it is right now. She always willingly takes her preventative inhaler.
My other two kids take Zyrtec too. They never fight about it. They know they need it. The allergist says it’s a pretty benign drug.
Do you medicate your kids for allergies? Do you only do it if the pollen count is above a certain level? Do they fight about it or are they happy to have relief from sneezing and itchy eyes?