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Allergic Rhinitis Treatment in Children

Stay indoors as much as possible during times when outdoor triggers are in bloom. If possible, schedule outdoor activities for early afternoon; pollen counts tend to be highest before 10 a.m. and on dry, windy days.

Keep windows closed, especially bedroom windows, and run an air conditioner on hot days.

Wipe windowsills daily with a damp cloth to remove pollen that gets in through the cracks.

Minimize activities such as lawn mowing or leaf raking.

When traveling in a car, drive with the windows and external vents closed and air conditioning on.

Do not use an outdoor clothes line to dry clothes.

Take a shower before going to bed at night to remove any pollen.

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