If your child develops a “cold” at the same time every year, seasonal allergies might be to blame. Allergy symptoms, which usually come on suddenly and last as long as a person is exposed to the allergen, can include: There are many ways to treat seasonal allergies, depending on how severe the symptoms are. The most important part of treatment is knowing what allergens are at work. Some kids can get relief by reducing or eliminating exposure to allergens that bother them. If reducing exposure isn’t possible or is ineffective, medicines can help ease allergy symptoms. If you think your child might have allergies, talk with the doctors at Mama Docs.