The high incidence rate is explained by many reasons, including environmental deterioration, hereditary predisposition, abundance of artificial dyes and preservatives in food, as well as household chemicals with aggressive composition.
At the first signs of allergy in a child, you need to make an appointment with a pediatric allergist. The doctor will diagnose, determine the allergen and prescribe a therapy that will save the child from unpleasant manifestations of the disease and prevent complications.
Allergy symptoms in children manifest in different ways, depending on the type of allergen and the individual body’s response to it. The main symptoms of allergies are the following:
A typical external manifestation of allergies is a rash on a child’s body. The rash appears as a reaction to various irritants - dust, skin particles and pet hair, certain food. Diseases characterized by the appearance of allergic rashes on the child’s body:
The most dangerous manifestation of allergies in children is anaphylactic shock. It develops within minutes or hours after exposure to an allergen. Anaphylactic shock can be triggered by an insect bite, medications (mainly administered intravenously), food, pollen, animal hair.
Anaphylaxis manifests in different ways, depending on which body system is affected:
With a tendency to anaphylaxis, contact with allergen shall be completely eliminated and you should always carry around an anti-allergic drug prescribed by a doctor in case of emergency.
In the absence of timely treatment for allergies, complications may develop in children such as bronchial asthma and chronic rhinitis. After urticaria and atopic dermatitis, scars may remain on the skin if the child scratches the allergic rash until it bleeds and infects them. Therefore, at the first manifestations of allergy in a child, it is necessary to make an appointment for a consultation by a pediatric allergist in order to prevent the development of disease complications.
A child’s body allergy can be easily confused with infectious rash or dermatological disease. Before taking any action, you need to find out the nature of the rash, since the choice of treatment tactics will depend on this. Therapy will be prescribed by a doctor after examining the child and making a diagnosis.
Signs of allergic rash in a child:
Pediatric allergist treats the following:
Treatment of food allergies in children includes temporary complete refusal from food allergens and symptomatic therapy if necessary. Re-introduction of food products into the child’s diet is further discussed with the doctor. Treatment for seasonal allergies in children usually includes regular nasal rinsing with sea salt water, steroid nasal sprays, or prescribed antihistamines.
Take care of your child’s health and make an appointment with a pediatric allergist at the medical center “ON Clinic Mykolaiv”. Our doctors will conduct a thorough diagnostics and select a treatment that will significantly reduce or completely eliminate the disease manifestations. An appointment with a pediatric allergist is made by calling the phone number indicated on the website, or through the online application form.