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What are allergies?
An allergy is a reaction by the immune system in response to a specific trigger. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, allergies are among the most common chronic health conditions worldwide.
Allergic reactions vary in type and manifestation. Children have different forms of allergies; some are mild and may manifest as a simple runny nose. On the other hand, some allergic reactions are severe and may come in an anaphylactic response. It is worth noting that your child may outgrow the reaction, or the symptoms may worsen with age.
Most allergy symptoms tend to be undiagnosed during medical visits. Our professionals will examine your child for any allergy symptoms during visits as an integral part of HG pediatrics diagnosis.
What are the symptoms of allergies?
Allergy symptoms are varied, and some may be unique to your child. Some of the most common signs include:
- Cough or persistent congestion
- Asthma or breathing problems
- Postnasal drainage
- Watery or itchy eyes
- Persistent ear problems
- Itchy, red, or irritated skin
- Runny or itchy nose
- Nasal congestion
- Nausea or vomiting
An allergic reaction and the allergen are primarily unique to the victim. Therefore, an essential part of treating any allergic condition is identifying the allergen. Once this trigger is exposed, it’s best to avoid contamination.
What are the common triggers of allergic reactions?
Allergens are numerous and range from food to environmental factors. Common ones include:
- Medications, including antibiotics
- Pollen and plants
- Insects, including bees
- Food, including nuts, dairy, or seafood
- Pet dander and hair
- Soap or other hygiene products
- Some fabrics
When you bring your child to us for allergy-related issues, our team will set out to identify the cause using state-of-the-art techniques. Our methods include comprehensive allergy testing, such as allergy and trigger evaluation, skin testing, and laboratory testing.
How are allergies treated?
Once the cause is identified, we may recommend treatment in the form of:
- Allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots)
- Ongoing monitoring
- Dietary restrictions
- Trigger avoidance
Allergies can be overwhelming, especially when they manifest as life-threatening conditions. However, at HG Pediatrics, we will make allergies manageable for your child, enabling them to interact with their peers freely without fear.
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