Wellness - Allergies | 0-18 yrs

Common Symptoms Of Allergies In Children

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Allergies are specific reactions of the body’s immune system to certain matter. These are usually harmless matter such as pollen, dust, foods and medicines. It’s important to be aware of allergy symptoms and treat it. Remember, there might be more to your little darling’s persistent cough. It may not be just a cold. It may be an allergic reaction.

‘While allergies tend to run in families, it is impossible to predict whether a child will inherit a parent’s food allergy or whether siblings will have a similar condition,’ says Allergist magazine.

There are many types of allergies such as nasal, skin, food and seasonal. Nasal allergies can be treated by using nasal sprays to help alleviate the congestion. Skin allergies prove to be quite challenging. However, once we identify the trigger we can certainly treat the condition. The best way to manage a food allergy is to avoid eating foods which trigger the allergy. You should also read the labels of store-bought food to check if any ingredient in the item can trigger an allergy in your child. As far as seasonal allergies are concerned, the most common is Hay fever. This happens when pollen is released into the atmosphere in certain seasons.

Now you probably have more questions - What is a parent’s guide to allergy testing? What are the steps to track and prevent your little one from having another bout of allergies?

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