Food allergies affect approximately 8% of children. More than 9 million children have skin allergies, and more than 8 million suffer from respiratory allergies, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.
Pediatric Allergy Doctors Understand The Danger of Allergic Reactions
Allergic reactions can be scary. If your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms, it may be an indication they are having an allergic reaction.
- Chronic runny or stuffy nose
- Unexplained swelling in the face
- Difficulty breathing
- Chronic hoarseness
- Skin irritations that blister or itch
These symptoms can be caused by everything from a peanut allergy to an insect bite, from medication to animal dander, and from latex to pollen. Sometimes allergies trigger the respiratory distress of an asthma attack and, in extreme cases, lead to anaphylaxis, a serious condition that can cause childhood death.
Pediatric Allergy Doctors Distinguish Allergies From Common Childhood Illnesses
For young children, it can be difficult for a parent to distinguish between run of the mill childhood illnesses they pick up from other kids (like the common cold) and pediatric allergies that will continue to return as long as the allergens are nearby. One is contagious and the other could last a lifetime. The treatment depends on the cause. Solutions for allergies could be as diverse as:
What our Pediatric Allergy Doctors will Do:
Pediatric allergy doctors specialize in discovering the root of allergy symptoms, determining whether or not your child is experiencing an allergic reaction or something else, and creating a treatment plan to manage any allergies they may have. Since it is so important to understand the problems in detail, our doctors will spend several hours with you and your child to in order to truly understand the symptoms/causes. It is crucial to spend this time with you and your family at the beginning so we can create a healthy solution and plan for you and your child!
Benefits of visiting Adult & Pediatric Allergy Associates, P.C.
By determining exactly what triggers your child’s symptoms, our pediatric allergists, Dr Habib and Dr. Alasaly, will create a treatment plan to help manage your child’s allergies and asthma. Doing so could mean the difference between:
- Perfect attendance and excessive school absences
- Routine maintenance doctor visits and emergency room expenses
- Participating in sports and sitting them out
- A long-term solution and a temporary fix
If you suspect your child may be struggling with these symptoms and needs the services of a medical professional who specializes in diagnosing and treating problems like these, schedule an appointment with one of our pediatric allergy doctors right now.