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SPOTTING ALLERGENS AROUND YOU


Allergens are apart of our lives. But if you know what to look for, you’ll be better prepared to steer clear where you can.

To keep kids comfortable, their room should be well ventilated and at a neutral temperature. To avoid overheating, consider letting them sleep in just a nappy or underwear. For those old enough for pillows, raising it can ease your little one’s breathing.

Liquid paracetamol can help ease aches and pains, headaches, but it’s important to check the dose and age requirements on the pack. For fast relief, Otrivin has products specifically formulated for you child’s cold. 

Outdoor Allergens

Tree Pollen

Trees are the first plants to produce pollen each spring. Depending on where you live, tree pollen season can start in late winter or early spring.4

Leaf Mould

In the fall, piles of rotting leaves provide ideal conditions for mold to thrive. Leaf mold goes dormant in the winter but resumes growing as soon as the weather gets warmer.3

Grass Pollen

Grass pollen is released from late spring through early summer and, because grasses are so widely grown, they’re responsible for a lot of nasal allergy symptoms.

Indoor Allergens

Black Mould

Extreme humidity, flooding, or other types of water damage spur black mold growth. It tends to grow on building materials like fiberboard and on paper, dust, and lint.2

Dust Mites

It’s actually the waste products of dust mites (microscopic bugs that feed on the tiny flakes of human skin) that circulate as part of household dust and trigger allergic reactions.1

Pets

Cat and dog dander (microscopic bits of skin and saliva) is the most problematic among pet-related allergy triggers.