Getting allergy symptoms under control.

Review what you can do when you are having a hard time getting your child’s allergy symptoms under control.

Allergy symptoms

Worried that your toddler could be suffering from allergies or asthma? Coughing, wheezing, itching, or a runny nose could mean you’re right.

Allergy symptoms

You can suspect allergies if your child has symptoms after being around a specific indoor allergy trigger. These allergy symptoms usually include a runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, and red eyes.

Allergy contrbutors

Dust, cats, peanuts, cockroaches all contribute to allergies. Up to 50 million Americans, including millions of kids, have some type of allergy. In fact, allergies account for the loss of an estimated 2 million schooldays per year.

Combatting allergy attacks

You can’t control everything that goes in toddler’s mouth. Be prepared for allergy plagued kids by having children’s antihistamines on hand.

Allergy or cold?

Repeated cold-like symptoms that last 1-2 weeks, the same time every year, including a runny nose, nasal stuffiness, sneezing, throat clearing, and itchy, watery eyes may be the signs of allergies.

Allergy Season

If your toddler is allergic to pollens, she will be more likely to have an allergic reaction during the spring, summer, and fall, but not as much in the winter

Allergy Prevention

Battle down the allergens. Use a dehumidifier to keep humidity levels below 50 percent, especially in the basement where mold spores and bacteria tend to thrive.

Signs of allergy

In many children, an allergic reaction to a food causes chronic eczema. These dry, scaly patches of skin usually show up on the face, kneecaps, and elbows.

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Antihistamines and allergies

Antihistamines are the gold standard of allergy treatment. They work by blocking the effect of histamine, the chemical released from certain cells in the body after being exposed to an allergen.

Allergies and night time

Studies show that allergy symptoms are worse at night between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. Taking allergy medicine at night before bedtime may help reduce morning allergy symptoms such as sneezing and nasal congestion.

Play-Doh and allergies

Did you know that Play-Doh may cause allergy reactions for tots with wheat allergies?

Are you allergic?

Did you know that nearly 85 percent of allergy sufferers are allergic to dust mites.

Allergies and productivity

Children who suffer with allergy symptoms can have reduced productivity at school, poor sleep, and daytime drowsiness.

Allergies in infants

The first sign of allergy usually in infants is eczema, which is a dry, itchy, scaly skin condition the hallmarks are really itching and dryness and redness of the skin.

Explaining food allergies

A food allergy is a reaction of the body’s immune system to something in a food or an ingredient in a food – usually a protein.

Millions with food allergies

If your child has a food allergy, they’re not alone. It’s estimated that up to 5 million children in the US have a food allergy.

Testing for allergies

If you suspect your child has a true food allergy, then have her seen by a physician so testing can be arranged. Food allergies can be life threatening and therefore, must be taken seriously.

Toddler food alergies explained

A toddler food allergy is when our immune system wrongly interprets as harmful something we have eaten, and reacts to it.

Common Allergies

If you or spouse suffer from allergies, or other kids are allergic, you should avoid most common food allergy foods, such as nuts & eggs.