COMMON ALLERGIES IN CHILDREN THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Jan 26, 2018,

 Allergies usually show up in infancy or childhood. Allergies can get in the way of your child’s ability to sleep well, play, and function in school. 

 

A child who sneezes or coughs a lot, who frequently develops a rash or hives, or who gets a stomachache, cramps or nausea after eating certain foods may have allergies. Any child may develop allergies, but they are more common in children from families with a history of such reactions.

Early identification of childhood allergies will improve your child’s quality of life, reduce the number of missed school days and help you avoid having to use sick time or vacation days to care for your child.

A child could be allergic to any food, but these eight common allergens account for 90% of all reactions in kids:

  • milk.
  • eggs.
  • peanuts.
  • soy.
  • wheat.
  • tree nuts (such as walnuts and cashews)
  • fish.
  • shellfish (such as shrimp)

Allergy Symptoms in Children

   

  • Skin rashes or hives (atopic dermatitis or eczema)
  • Difficulty breathing (asthma)
  • Sneezing, coughing, a runny nose or itchy eyes
  • Stomach upset

Common Allergy triggers in Children

  • Outdoors: tree pollen, plant pollen, insect bites or stings
  • Indoors: pet or animal hair or fur, dust mites, mold
  • Irritants: cigarette smoke, perfume, car exhaust
  • Foods: peanuts, eggs, milk and milk products

If you suspect your child has an allergy,Make an appointment  to consult a specialist - CLICK HERE

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