Does your child suffer from allergies? Sometimes it can be hard to tell if your child has a cold, or if your child has allergies, which can be treated. Your pediatrician can help your child get relief from allergy symptoms, but it’s helpful if you know what to look for.
When your child is exposed to certain substances, an allergic response happens. These substances are called allergens, and they can cause your child to experience a mild to severe reaction.
Some of the most common types of allergens include:
When your child is exposed to these and other allergens, your child might experience signs and symptoms like these:
If you notice any of the signs and symptoms listed above, you should bring your child to see the pediatrician for allergy testing. Allergy testing can determine the substances your child is allergic to, so these substances can be avoided.
Types of allergy testing include:
Your pediatrician may recommend several treatments to relieve allergy symptoms, including:
Remember that an allergic reaction can also be life-threatening, so you need to seek out emergency services if your child is:
To learn more about the signs, symptoms, and treatment of allergies in children, talk with an expert-your pediatrician. Call today.