Most children and adults are unaffected by these intruders. For a large number of children, however, these simple contaminants can make life miserable.
As parents, it's important to keep an eye on your child's symptoms.
Coughing, wheezing and watery eyes are just a few symptoms that could be affecting your child.
Allergies can result in various types of conditions. Some are easy to identify by the pattern of symptoms that invariably follows exposure to a particular substance; others are more subtle and may masquerade as other conditions.
Here are some common clues that should lead you to suspect your child has an allergy:
- Patches of bumps or itchy, red skin that won’t go away.
- Development of hives, which are intensely itchy skin eruptions that usually last for a few hours and move from one part of the body to another.
- Repeated or chronic cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, nasal stuffiness, sneezing, and throat clearing, that last more than a week or two or develop at about the same time every year.
- Nose-rubbing, sniffling, snorting, sneezing, or drippy nose.
- Itchy, runny eyes.