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How to Protect Your Child With Allergies During Baseball Season

Having a child with one or more allergies can be a challenging situation to be in. Some allergens will come and go as the seasons change, but other triggers can be lurking anywhere at any time. If your child plays baseball in the springtime, you may need to take special steps to protect them from their allergy issues and symptoms.

Bee and Wasp Allergies If your child is going to be outside playing baseball and has bee and wasp allergies, then you should think about how you can prepare for this situation. To help protect your child, carry more than one EpiPen. Sometimes the first dose is not enough to stop the symptoms. Communicate with your doctor to understand the warning signs that a second dose is needed. If your child is put into a dangerous situation that could have been prevented, you can contact Jacoby & Meyers regarding the legal steps that you should take.

Nut and Food Allergies Nut and other food allergies are very prevalent right now. Many children deal with food allergies, and many children carry EpiPens for their condition. At a baseball game, peanuts are a very common snack food sold at the concession stands. Many teams also provide snacks at the end of a game. This can be a risk for a child with allergies. You can let the coach know ahead of time about the allergy. You could offer to provide the snacks, or you can have your child bring their own snack. Another option is to talk to the league about providing allergy-safe snacks at the concession stand.

Seasonal Allergies Your child may love playing baseball, but baseball tends to take place in the spring when flowers, trees and grasses are just blooming. When pollen levels are high, your child can really suffer out there on the baseball field. Talk to your child’s pediatrician or allergist about an allergy medication that can be used before each game. You should also have your child shower when they get home to minimize the amount of pollen that they’re carrying around with them or going to sleep with. Keeping windows closed at home can provide a safer space that they can retreat to when their symptoms flare up.

Allergies are stressful, but they can be managed with the right knowledge. It’s a good idea to keep in touch with your child’s allergist and pediatrician. If everyone is on the same page, this will help prevent allergy issues.

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