March, 2017

Signs of Allergies in Children and What To Do About Them

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, allergies are becoming increasingly prevalent among children. Cases of allergies are steadily rising, so it’s important for parents to recognize the signs of allergies in children. Allergies may be present at birth or develop at any time, and if you or your partner suffers from allergies, your children are more likely to as well.

If you think that you child may be suffering from allergies, here are a few signs to watch out for.

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Signs of Allergies in Children

If your child is exhibiting any of these symptoms, he or she may be suffering from allergies. While some of these symptoms are similar to the symptoms of a cold or the flu, pay attention to how long they last. Symptoms that don’t clear up on their own within about a week are likely caused by allergies.

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Red, itchy eyes
  • Wheezing or shallow breathing
  • Runny nose with clear discharge
  • Rashes or hives

Pay close attention to when the symptoms occur, and take note of possible triggers. If your child starts sneezing while outdoors, for example, make a note of exactly where they were and what they were doing. Also make note if symptoms seem to flare up around pets or other known possible allergens.

The most possible airborne allergens affecting children include:

  • Dust mites
  • Mold
  • Pets

What to Do If You Think Your Child Has Allergies

If you think your child may be suffering from allergies, visit an allergy specialist. At Sinus and Snoring Centers of Texas, we perform comprehensive allergy testing to determine your child’s triggers. From there, we formulate a plan to help ease your child’s symptoms. Allergies can’t be cured, but avoiding the symptoms is possible.

To schedule an appointment or to learn more about the signs of allergies in children, please contact Sinus and Snoring Centers of Texas today by calling 956-504-5360.