Most people feel more sick during the night than they do during the day.  Unfortunately, this often means that your child’s fever spikes, or the cough worsens, during the hours when your doctor is usually not available.  This means that more parents end up being seen in the E.R. by doctors like Dr. Josyann Abisaab.  Some of the time, these E.R. visits, or frantic middle-of-the-night calls, could be avoided.

If your child has an allergy attack at night, an antihistamine should help to calm the symptoms.  Keep one on hand, and ask your doctor for a recommendation about which one to have available.  If your child has asthma, make sure to have a bronchodilator, a peak flow meter to watch your child’s breathing and preventative medicines like steroid medications around.

Take preventative steps as well to keep your child’s room allergy and asthma free.  Close the child’s windows, ban animals from the room, put all bedding into an allergy-proof cover, install hardwood flooring and use HEPA filters in your vacuum.