Wellness Tip March 1, 2017
Some allergies are easy to identify by the pattern of symptoms
that follows exposure to a particular substance. But others are
more subtle, and may present as other conditions. Here are a
few common clues that can lead you to suspect your child has
Repeated or chronic cold-like symptoms that last more than a
week or two, or that develop at about the same time every
year. These could include:
-Itchy, runny eyes
More serious symptoms may include itching or tingling in the
mouth and throat. Itchiness is not usually a complaint with a
cold, but it is a hallmark for an allergy problem.
Coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing or recurrent red,
itchy, dry, sometimes scaly rashes in the creases of the skin,
wrists, and ankles also may indicate an allergy (Often Eczema).
Work with your child’s pediatrician to determine your child’s
allergy and/or asthma treatment. If needed, your pediatrician
may refer you to a pediatric allergy specialist for evaluation.
Although there are many over-the–counter antihistamines,
decongestants, and nasal sprays, make sure that your child’s
allergy and asthma are correctly diagnosed and symptoms are