It is well known to us that children have a lower immune system until they are about 7- 8 years old which makes them more susceptible to catch infections and allergies. It is found that every third child suffers from frequent cough, cold, dry skin, conjunctivitis, eczema; fever, asthma, etc. at regularly recurring intervals. These problems might range from minor to severe and sometimes may also require immediate medical attention. So it is necessary for the parents to look attentively on the triggers which make their child allergic and cause illness.
There are various factors that are the real culprit of kid’s allergies. The commonest ones are airborne dust, pollen grains, fossil fuels, insects, animal dander, mites, perfumes, agarbatti smoke, certain drug, and certain foods. Though with the proper evaluation, standardized treatments, and immunotherapy the occurrences of getting frequent allergic infections and associated diseases can be reduced to a large extent. By changing your child’s unhealthy lifestyle and increasing their immunity level you also get healthy and promising results.
Some of the most prevalent allergies and their symptoms which need to be taken care of, are-
1) Skin allergies- Children’s skin is considered as one of the most sensitive organs that easily catch infections and allergies. Their skin is more prone to suffer from allergic rashes, scaly patches, itching, hives, and swelling. Some of the common skin allergies are eczema, skin redness, and many more. Though, you can greatly avoid allergies by keeping your child’s skin healthy, moist, and clean. You are also recommended to consult an allergist or dermatologist if your child’s infection continues to persist or come back frequently.
2) Food allergies- There are certain foods that highly contribute to allergies in children. These foods cause negative reactions to the immune system and lead to adverse effects on various body organs. Foods that trigger allergies can be milk, eggs, peanuts, certain nuts, soy, protein, wheat, and so on. It is recommended to keep eyes on the plate of your child and pay attention to what causes allergies and whatnot. Food allergies are something that cannot be avoided as it may cause severe gastrointestinal and other problems. Owing to the severity of the food allergy you are recommended to consult gastroenterologists or allergists to treat the problem.
3) Pulmonary allergies- If your child catches a cold, nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, difficulty breathing more often than others then, there are high chances that he or she is pulmonary allergic. Pulmonary allergies are extremely common in children and if not taken care of at the right times can lead to chronic lung issues and breathing problems such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchitis, etc. It is advised to seek pulmonologist help if your child has frequent episodes of breathing problems or any above-mentioned problems.
4) Pet allergies- Children are highly susceptible to get allergies and infections through pet’s saliva, urine, dead skins, and fur. These allergies can cause minor to severe illness and adversely impact immunity. It is recommended to get your child tested for allergies if he/she sneezes or feels difficulty breathing while playing with pets.
Allergies and infections should not be avoided and treated just like an illness to prevent further health complexities.
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