Allergies in Children
In this section of Seattle organic Restaurants I’m going to talk about allergies in children. About 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. Most people start developing allergies in their childhood. Children that their parents have allergies are more likely to develop allergies. Usually allergies in children can show up in different ways such as eczema or skin rashes, dark circles under the eyes, allergic rhinitis or hay fever, respiratory problems or asthma and food allergies.
One of the very common allergies in children is allergic rhinitis. It can cause nasal blockage, itchy or runny nose, chronic ear issues, hay fever and itchy or watery eyes. Nasal congestion is very common allergy in children. Sometimes the child’s nose is blocked to a point that the child has to breathe from the mouth. If the nasal congestion in children doesn’t get treated in its early stage it can cause changes to the way the teeth and bones of the child’s face grow. Inflammatory problems in ear can cause infections or even reduction in hearing.
Ear allergies can cause ear itching and problems in hearing long term especially if the allergy happens during the time that the child is learning how to walk. If your child is going to school and has asthma or allergies talk to the school nurse or administrative office about it. Leave the child’s medication at school in case of emergency. There could be something at school that is making your child to have allergic reactions if your child is developing allergy at school time.
Be aware of school pets. Animals with hair like cats and dogs can cause allergies in children. Make sure your child isn’t exposed to the blackboards’ dust and chalk. There is no reason why your child shouldn’t perform physical activity and exercise at school if your child has allergies like asthma but make sure your child is taking asthma medication on regular basis.
Food Allergies in Infants: Mother’s milk is the best food for new born baby. Some super sensitive babies can be allergic to the type of food that their mothers eat. It’s better for the mother to stay away from corn and soy to eliminate the effects of these products on the infant.
Be aware that cow’s milk might be a good source of protein and calcium but it can cause allergies in children. The only time that the mother should stop breast feeding her baby is when the baby is allergic to her milk. If your child is having allergic reactions after milk or dairy products consult with your health care professional. Keep in mind many children develop allergies in their childhood and many childhood problems get worse by allergies. Allergy treatment can make your child healthier and happier. Allergies are more common in boys than girls. When a parent or both have allergies the child is more likely to develop allergies; allergies are also more likely to develop in the first child of the family.