Do your kids have allergies? Does he or she cough a lot, sneeze a lot, or develop rashes or hives? Does he or she get a stomach ache, cramps, or nausea after eating certain types of food? If yes, your kid is most likely suffering from allergies. What causes these allergies and cow can we prevent it from happening? Here we tell you more about kids and allergies.
An allergy is an overreaction of the immune system to a substance or particle that is generally harmless. But in someone with an allergy, the body’s immune system treats the supposedly harmless substance as an invader. The body then overreacts, causing annoying symptoms such as cough and runny nose, to more serious or life threatening symptoms like difficulty of breathing and difficulty swallowing.
Different allergies produce a range of different symptoms and these can point to what type of allergy a child is suffering from. However, some allergies may produce similar symptoms, so when a child is suffering from more than one allergy, it can be difficult to know what each symptom is caused by.
Any child may develop allergies, but they are more common in children from families with a history of such reactions. If you have allergies, then it is possible that you might have passed it on to your children. Allergies is a major cause of illness in the United States and up to 50 million Americans, including millions of kids, have one or more types of allergies. In fact, allergies account for the loss of an estimated 2 million schooldays per year. It’s definitely something that needs medical attention.
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. Also, although allergy symptoms can be mild and some people seem to experience the same level of allergy symptoms every time, there is no guarantee that a mild reaction will occur on the next incident. This is why it is very important to diagnose allergies in kids.
The triggers can be anything but most common culprits are dust mites, pollen, molds, fur from pets, cockroaches, cow’s milk, eggs, peanuts, nuts, soy, wheat, and insect stings. The best way to avoid an allergic reaction is to avoid exposure or ingestion to these things.
What can be done once your child develop an allergic reaction? Talk to your Pediatrician so that he or she can prescribe appropriate anti-allergy medications. We will discuss that topic in great detail soon though! So stay tuned to America Top 10 for more information!