Allergy is an immune system response to a substance, whether food or not, that is not dangerous to other people. When a child has an allergy, it means that his body triggers an unexpected and exaggerated inflammatory response to certain substances, probably because of the immaturity of his body.
If there is something common in children, it is allergies; at least one in four children suffer from some allergy in their lives, being food allergies the most usual. There are many allergies, including respiratory allergies, skin allergies, and food ones.
Allergies in children tell us about other problems
What Are The Symptoms Of Allergy?
Well, this depends on the type of allergy the child has, but the symptoms can be quite numerous:
- Skin rash and itchy skin: This is known as hives, and they are lesions similar to mosquito bites that are throughout the body.
- Breathing problems: This is by the inflammation caused by the allergen. They include sneezing, shortness of breath, wheezing, and narrowing of the upper airway (pharynx or trachea).
- Stomach problems: Especially when the allergy is of a food type, they include vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea.
- Circulation problems: Associated with pale skin, feeling dizzy or faint, and fainting.
The more parts of the body are affected, the worse the allergy is, and you need to go fast to any emergency. Our contact number at Pediatrics of Sugar Land is (833) KIDS-DOC.
What Kind of Substances Triggers Allergies?
A non-hazardous substance that causes an exaggerated allergy is known as an allergen, usually mold, pollen, pet hair, harsh chemicals, mites, or food components.
What Can Cause A Food Allergy?
Children can suffer from food allergies to many foods because they have a developing digestive system that is constantly adapting to new foods, including peanuts, dairy products such as cheese or milk, sausages, chocolate, wheat, gluten, flour, fish, or seafood.
Even if not all the foods are listed, the fact that it doesn’t appear here doesn’t mean it doesn’t cause allergies. Children always surprise us when it comes to a food allergy, and they are likely to react to any food. Remember that every child is a world.
If I Am Allergic, Can My Child Be Allergic?
Yes, there is a greater likelihood that children of allergic parents will develop some allergy throughout their lives. It is also easy to recognize children with allergies when they have a history of diseases such as atopic dermatitis, bronchial asthma, psoriasis, or hives.
As A Parent, What Can I Do?
In case you suspect that your child is allergic, contact our specialists immediately. An allergic child can have a great life if their parents take care of them and attack the condition in time.
Detecting the allergens is a fundamental part of the treatment; as long as they can be detected and avoided, the recurrence of the episodes will be less.