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Insect Stings, Drug and Latex Allergies

The last article in our 'Allergy Series' focuses on allergies triggered by drugs, insect stings and latex in children. Read on to find out how to diagnose and prevent these allergic reactions.

By Shirley Johanna

Any medical treatment for your child can be a stressful experience. For any parent, the worst nightmare is when you realise the medicine that’s supposed to treat your child for an illness is instead triggering allergic reactions. It can get worse when you struggle to identify the allergen and diagnose the allergic reaction in your child. Moreover, certain allergies can be difficult to diagnose. For example, if your child develops blisters and redness after the most unsuspecting activities like a visit to the park or play time with balloons, you may be puzzled. Well, you may not have heard of it before, but it is quite possible an insect sting or the ‘innocent’ balloon could have triggered your child’s allergic reaction. Read on to find out how to diagnose and manage drug, insect sting and latex allergies.

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