How to Tell if Your Child Has Allergies

Kids tend to catch colds no matter the time of year, so it’s sometimes hard to tell if a runny nose is a case of the sniffles or a seasonal allergic reaction. But there are some telltale signs of allergies parents should watch for. If many of your answers to the questions below are “yes,” your child may be suffering from allergies.

•Colds usually clear up in 10 days or so. Allergies don’t. Has your child’s nose been running for weeks?

•Does your child constantly play with her nose, wiggling, wiping, or pushing it up?

•Is the mucus coming from her nose clear and thin rather than thick and greenish?

•Does your child sneeze a lot?

•Are your child’s eyes red, itchy, or watery?

•Does the skin under your child’s eyes look dark or purplish-blue?

•Does your child usually breathe through her mouth?

•Does your child have a dry cough?

•Does your child have an itchy red skin rash?

If you believe your child is suffering from allergies, consult your pediatrician for appropriate treatment before administering any medication.

Sources:, UCLA,

Become more interesting every week!

Get our Read Up newsletter

how we use your e-mail
We will use your email address to send you this newsletter. For more information please read our privacy policy.

Funny Jokes

Some people like to travel by train because 
it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of 
an airplane.

Dennis Miller

Funny Jokes

I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”

Kevin Nealon

Funny Jokes

“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” 
—Everyone following you on Instagram


Funny Jokes

A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.

Comedian Greg Davies

Funny Jokes

Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.


Funny Jokes

Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.


Funny Jokes

My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me 
everything you know.”


Funny Jokes

“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” 

@yoyoha (Josh Hara)

Funny Jokes

My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.

—Jerry Seinfeld

Funny Jokes

Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?

A: A mechanic.