How To Deal With Child Allergy Problems
As children are growing up, they are typically adventurous and get into contact with almost anything coming their way. These substances may cause their bodies to react with hostility due to allergies. These relatively common problems are efficiently dealt with by identifying and avoiding the allergen. However, some child allergies Miami may prove tricky to deal with as they may not be easily avoided. Here are some tips concerning child allergies and possible treatment plans.
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What are Child Allergies?
Allergies happen when your immune system reacts to a false alarm concerning a substance the body detects as harmful, like bacteria or viruses but is otherwise harmless—this results in a violent attack on the substances.
When the body mistakes the allergens as harmful, the body, through immunoglobulin, attacks the allergens. The special mast cells attached to antibodies when in contact with the allergens produce histamine and other chemicals resulting in an allergic reaction. The chemicals irritate the nasal tissues causing nasal allergy symptoms.
Asthma-like symptoms of coughing and sneezing when this happens in the lung’s breathing tubes. Severe allergic reactions involve the whole body.
Symptoms of an allergy in a child
Allergic reactions happen on most body parts, including the eyes, skin, nose, stomach lining, throat, sinuses, and lungs. These places are where the immune system germs have come to destroy germs that may have been swallowed, breathed in, or contacted the skin. Allergic reactions cause:
- Itchy, red, watery eyes
- Stuffy, runny nose, sneezing, or itching in the roof of mouth and ears
- Itchy rash
- Dry, itchy skin
- Anaphylaxis reaction resulting in vomiting, trouble breathing, fainting, low blood pressure, or death
- Asthma-like symptoms like wheezing, coughing, or shortness of breath
Causes of Allergies in Children
The most typical triggers include:
- Natural rubber latex
- Grass, trees, or pollen
- Dust mites
- Animal waste or skin oil
- Certain medicines
- Pests like mice and cockroaches
- Bee stings
Allergies can happen to anyone regardless of gender, age, race, or socioeconomic status. They occur at any age but with more frequency as children. Allergies may also be passed down in families genetically.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Diagnosis involves the collection of complete medical history while administering other tests like:
- Blood test- Immunoglobulin antibodies receptive to specific allergens are tested. This test typically happens when a skin test is inapplicable.
- A skin test is measured to determine whether it contains immunoglobulin antibodies to specific allergens. A small amount of allergen is placed on the pricked skin so that a small bump may indicate an allergy present.
- Challenge test- A tiny allergen amount is given to the child by mouth under close supervision. The allergen may also be breathed in.
There are three main types of treatment for allergies:
- Avoiding the substance causing your allergy
- Allergy shots through immunotherapy
- Medical intervention
Allergy effects may be severe, like blisters on sensitive parts of your body. This may be pretty uncomfortable and challenging to deal with. It may be even more challenging to deal with your child as they become restless and uneasy. If your child may have an allergy, call or visit our offices in Miami, FL