Wellness - Allergies | 0-18 yrs

Allergies And Children


Is your little one suffering from a runny nose and bad cold? Does he get blisters all over his body every time he has a certain food item.

Your child could just have an allergy. It could be because of her coming into contact with allergens, which can be eaten, inhaled, or even injected (from an animal sting or a medicine).

Some of the common allergens that can bother your child include:

  • Indoor and outdoor molds.
  • Dust mites.
  • Some foods and medicine.
  • Venom from insect stings.

Go through this ClipBook that looks at the allergies that can affect children and possible treatment.


What Is An Allergy?

An allergy is an immunological hypersensitivity mediated by immunoglobulin E antibody (IgE). It is not a disease itself, but a mechanism leading to diseases such as rhinoconjunctivitis, urticaria, asthma and anaphylaxis. A normally harmless substa...

Common Allergies In Kids To Watch Out For

Allergies can get in the way of your child’s ability to sleep well, play, and function in school. Here’s what to look out for and how to determine if your child’s symptoms may be an allergy.

What Is A Food Allergy?

A food allergy occurs when the body’s immune system sees a certain food as harmful and reacts by causing symptoms. This is an allergic reaction. Foods that cause allergic reactions are allergens.

The 8 Most Common Food Allergies

Food allergies are extremely common. In fact, they affect around 5 per cent of adults and 8 per cent of children — and these percentages are rising. Interestingly, although it's possible for any food to cause an allergy, most food allergies are ca...

Why Are Food Allergies On The Rise?

Are children not getting exposed to enough bacteria? Should they eat common allergens such as nuts and shellfish at an earlier age? Read on to know why food allergies are increasingly on the rise, especially in children.

When Do Allergies Develop Suddenly?

If you’ve never had a problem with pollen before, you might not realize when spring comes around that your sudden bouts of sneezing and watery eyes could be due to spring allergy symptoms. But it is possible to acquire seasonal allergies, food all...

Steps To Track And Prevent Your Child's Allergies

The following 5 steps will help you determine what’s causing the allergies and how to prevent exposure to the allergens.

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