Stérimar Nasal Hygiene, our allergy and hay fever natural nasal spray, has been featured in Mother & Baby this month. Read an extract from the article here.
If your child can’t seem to shake off his cold even now the weather is getting warmer, it’s possible he may suffer from hay fever.
While we’re all waving goodbye to those pesky winter snuffles, babies and toddlers with the first signs of hay fever will still have runny noses.
Hay fever is a common allergic reaction to pollen and causes the membranes inside the nose to become inflamed, leading to sneezing and a runny nose.
But if this is the first time your baby has suffered from hay fever, those symptoms will just look like the common cold.
Hay fever symptoms are caused when his body has an over-reaction to an allergen – in this case, pollen – and releases the chemical, histamine. Also known as rhinitis, this seasonal allergy can appear at any age.
If your baby or toddler has it, the first sign is sneezing. He may also keep rubbing his eyes and they might seem red. There may be some discharge from his nose, but it will be watery and clear.
He might seem tired, irritable and unable to concentrate or cope with his normal routine. His symptoms might also seem worse after playing outside.
Read the full article here.