Managing Allergies in Children

My children, like me, have allergies. We are blessed to have it in the form of asthma, rhinitis and sinusitis. It was a good thing that the asthma of the children were stopped before they turned 7, thanks to swimming lessons, exercise and cleaner air (we moved to the province for this).

Only one thing remains – allergies in the forms of rhinitis and sinusitis. This we cannot help since we are allergic to pollen, changing weather (don’t we have that a lot lately?) and dust (I try to control it and have a clean house).

We already are aware of the warning signs that allergies are imminent – my kids have been taught to look for symptoms as well. My son, who is 13, stays in a dorm in Manila for his studies so he needs to have his own stock of rhinitis medicines. He has two actually – a steroid spray for bad allergy attacks and Nasoclear, his maintenance spray especially during changing seasons.

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What we have learned with dealing with allergies is that we need to be prepared and prevent an attack if possible so it can be better managed. Nasoclear does this for my son. If you have children who suffer from runny nose, occasional sneezing and coughing, watery eyes – allergies might be the problem. A classic sign? Having those symptoms at specific times during the day. My kids usually have attacks in the morning.

Here is how to use Nasoclear:

1. Tilt your head forward and breathe out. Hold the nozzle between your fingers and squeeze.
2. Spray the solution into one nostril while covering the other nostril.
3.Spray 2 times in each nostril in the morning and at night.

For more information about this product, please click the Unilab website or watch the video.

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Currently

Watching: HIMYM finale. Actually, re-watching the whole final season.
Reading: Finished Eleonor and Park. I want to read another paperback. (I read the last one with a paperback!)
Listening: Happy – Glee version
Making: Rules of Summer for the kids. Cooking.
Feeling: A bit like I’m running out of time.
Planning: Budget cuts to save for the kids’ tuition fees.
Loving: All of four, together, everyday.
Enjoying: Discussions with Mato, talks with Marts everyday. I live for conversations like these.

*Me Edition*

Today, Aggie, we believe God wants you to know that …

most of your words are unnecessary.

All too often you speak simply to fill the space with sound, because you feel too uncomfortable with the silence. But this silence is golden. Only in silence you can hear God speak to you. Only in silence can a real prayer, a heart prayer be born. Next time you start chattering, stop and feel into the silence, feel its shape, its texture, and then slowly and silently say only what really has to be said.

Today, Aggie, we believe God wants you to know that …

there is a time for birth.

What is within you crying out to be birthed into the world right now? What talent do you have that is ready to be used? What project have you been endlessly thinking about that is ready to be birthed into physical reality? And what dreams do you have for this precious planet? God can help midwife your dreams.