pediatric allergies

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The symptoms of allergies can be similar to a common cold. To know if it is a cold or allergies, try looking at the time of year and symptoms. If it is winter and a fever is present, it is more likely to be a cold. Symptoms of seasonal allergies in your child may include:

• Runny and itchy nose
• Sneezing
• Pain in the sinuses
• Headaches
• Sore throat
• Itchy and water eyes
• Swollen eyes
• Dark circles under the eyes
• Difficulty breathing
• Swollen lips/tongue
• Itchy tips/tongue.

Your child’s allergies could be triggered by pollen, insect bites, pet or animal fur, dust mites, mold, or certain foods. To know for sure if your child has allergies and the source, contact Alabama Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists right away to schedule an appointment for allergy testing. Symptoms can be mild or severe, but untreated prolonged symptoms can lead to more serious health problems.

If avoiding exposure to the allergen is not an option, medications can be prescribed. For more severe cases, allergy shots or allergy drops can alter the body’s natural immune system response by becoming familiar with the allergen gradually. For more information on allergy testing and treatment, schedule your appointment with Alabama Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists today.

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