3 holistic ways to help your kids with allergies!


Is your child suffering from a runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes? Allergy season can hit fast and hard, with sudden fits of sneezing, a non-stop runny nose and itchy eyes leaving you feeling miserable. Allergies can be truly disruptive and create a real imbalance in your child’s daily health and wellness. As a parent, you are likely feeling anxious to help your child feel better as soon as possible. Let’s have a look at – what causes allergies and 3 holistic ways to help kids with allergies.

What causes allergies?

When a substance that is normally no threat at all to the human body, causes your immune system to overreact, then you have an allergy to that substance, whatever it is.  Some of the most common allergens include things like cat dander, pollen, various foods (like nuts and milk), mold, dust, and many more. When left untreated, allergies can leave your child in significant discomfort, resulting in poor sleep, missed activities, and sick days from school.

The severity of symptoms during an allergic reaction can vary widely. Symptoms of allergies include:

  • Runny/stuffy nose
  • Headache
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy eyes
  • Coughing or scratchy throat
  • Skin rash
  • Swelling
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue

Role of the immune system to help fight allergies

There is a direct relationship between stress on the immune system and increased allergic reactions. When your immune system is compromised or not working to its full potential, it’s not in the best position to fight allergens or any other imposed stresses. It can lead to you getting sick, your body overreacting to things like stings, foods, pollen and drugs and even making you depressed.

When your immune system is functioning well it helps to prevent disease and infection. It helps you to deal with stress and make sure you’re healthy overall.  It also tackles the invasion of foreign substances like pollution, dust and pollen and heads them off before they can do damage.  

What are the 3 holistic ways to help kids with allergies?

Allergies can make your little one feel miserable, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it better. The good news is that there are some simple things that you can do to make your child feel better. Here are 3 holistic ways to help kids with allergies:

  • Chiropractic care

Chiropractic care has been found to be very effective in relieving allergy symptoms and even stopping allergies. Everything comes down to how well your nervous system is working. If your spine is subluxated or misaligned, it can impact your nervous system and how it responds to the external environment – including allergies. Chiropractic adjustments help to take stress off your nervous system and allow it to better adapt to its surroundings and heal. 

  • Diet

It’s no secret that a proper diet is key to maintaining optimal health. Adopting good eating habits can definitely have a positive impact on how seasonal allergies affect your child for this reason. Make them eat a variety of simple, unprocessed foods like fruits, veggies, whole grains and healthy fats while minimizing added salt.

  • Manage Stress

Stress hormones wreak havoc in the body and especially in the immune system, making seasonal allergies even worse. Consider methods of stress management such as extra quiet time and self-care. Avoid overcommitments to activities (school clubs, sports, etc.) during allergy season.


From making it difficult to breathe to leaving you drowsy all day, allergies can have a lot of negative effects on your body. If you want to give your body a boost against allergies, we’re here to help you. At Blossom Family Chiropractic, we aim to help you have the best chance to optimize your health and well-being. We would love the opportunity to help you and your family achieve optimal health.

As one of St. Petersburg, Orlando, and Maitland Florida’s leading Pediatric and Family chiropractors, we’re always striving to provide you and your family with the best care and experience. If you are looking for prenatal, infant, or family chiropractic care – contact us to schedule an appointment, we can’t wait to help your family!

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