Parent’s Guide to Allergies in Children

Allergies are one of the most common medical conditions caused when the body’s immune system recognizes a foreign substance (such as a food, venom, or pollen) as a pathogen that it needs to fight.

While these allergy triggers are not actually harmful but having them at an early age can hinder a child’s physical and emotional health. Though most of the times it’s clear that a child has an allergy; other times, their symptoms may be more subtle. Let’s have a look at some common allergies faced by children.

Common Types of Allergies
Skin Allergies

Does your child have rashes, that don’t seem to go away; it may be a sign of skin allergy. Skin allergy is the most common allergy found in children. Antihistamine creams and lotions may help in soothing skin allergies.

Food Allergies

The second most common allergies in children are to foods. If your child consumed something that did not suit them it can have adverse effect on your child’s health. Food allergies can cause diarrhea. If your child has diarrhea it is better to serve them a bland diet and make them drink plenty of water or other fluids as a natural cure for it.

Respiratory Allergies

Respiratory allergies are most common in older children. It is difficult to avoid airborne allergens, which can cause respiratory symptoms like congested sinuses.

Getting rid of allergies

If you suspect your child has allergies, it’s better to have them evaluated by a doctor to ensure proper treatment. A pediatrician can review your child’s symptoms and offer guidance for treatment.

If the allergy is severe your child’s doctor may suggest allergy shots. Pediatricians suggest these shots will help children become less sensitive to allergy triggers. With each shot, they will be injected with a tiny dose of the allergens that trigger the problem. This will boost the immunity in the children when they come in contact with the allergens in day-to-day life.