Allergy & hayfever
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It’s perfectly normal for your child to experience allergies. In fact, around 40% of children will experience allergic reactions. Fortunately, many of them will grow out of these allergies.
Most allergic reactions cause only mild symptoms, such as a mild itch or a runny nose. However, depending on the allergen, the severity of symptoms can vary dramatically - all the way up to potentially fatal anaphylactic shock.
The most common symptoms of allergies are:
- Sneezing or a blocked nose
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Swelling of the lips or tongue
- Stomach pain or sickness
- Dry skin
- Wheezing or a cough
The amount of food allergies seem to be increasing.
What causes allergies in children?
Allergies are more common in children as their immune systems are developing. As the immune system develops, it can make mistakes, identifying a non-harmful substance as harmful.
When this happens, the body attempts to attack the substance. The body releases histamines, which can bind to receptors in the body, causing the various allergic reactions. Depending on the substance causing the reaction and the part of the body affected, allergens can cause many different symptoms.
Hay fever, which is a reaction to pollen, is one of the most common allergic reactions. It is most prevalent in Spring and Summer, when the pollen count is highest.
Treating children with allergies
If your child is experiencing an allergic reaction, there are many options for treatment.
Many antihistamines, suitable for children, are available. These work by blocking the effects of histamine, and reduce the allergy symptoms.
At Rightdose, we supply medication for a wide variety of allergies in children, helping you to enjoy life to the full.
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