If you think your child may have allergy symptoms, you’re certainly not alone. Allergies are among the most common health issues for kids. It’s only natural many parents and caregivers have questions and concerns. Happily, there are proven treatments for children with allergies. The important thing is to recognize allergy symptoms as early as possible. Because managing symptoms effectively may reduce the chances of the condition progressing.
Allergies often first show themselves as eczema in very young children. This may lead to food allergies, then maybe airborne allergies such as hay fever. Some children may develop allergic asthma and be wheezing and using an inhaler by the time they go to school. These potential progressions are called the atopic or allergic march.
No child should have to put up with the distress of allergy symptoms, nor the missed school days or limitations on social activities. Sometimes allergies such as those to food and insect stings may even put their lives at risk. Read on to learn more about allergy symptoms in kids, the causes, diagnosis and treatment, so you can get your child the help they need.