It is critical to understand all about allergies so that you can help your kids overcome this problem if they develop any.
What happens during an allergy attack?
Consider your kids inhaling a tiny pollen particle from air. This particle will cling to their nostrils. Their body will recognize this little particle as an invader and respond by releasing histamine. Histamine's role is to aid in the battle against intruders by causing inflammation, making your child's nose swollen and wet.
How do you know if your child has allergies?
Does your child have the same symptoms of sneezing, watery eyes, and a runny nose every year? Is S/he prone to developing a rash after eating chocolate?
Two easy tests seem to be the simplest way to learn more about your child's allergy.
Skin examination: The doctor injects numerous little amounts of allergens subcutaneously into your child's hand. If your child's skin turns red and itches after 20 minutes, it is confirmed that he or she is allergic to that particular allergen. Another type of skin test uses patches to detect allergens generated by objects he or she touches.
Blood tests are classified into two types.
The RIST test determines the level of IgE antibodies in your child's blood. Allergies are indicated by high levels.
The RAST test, which detects the number of specific IgE antibodies in your child's body
How do I treat my child’s allergy?
Allergies are not curable, but they can be controlled and avoided. If your child suffers from an allergy, keep them away from any allergen that causes them discomfort. In case of an attack, always keep medications on hand. Inform your friends and family about the allergy problem, and make sure no allergenic foods are served. Maintain a clean, dust-free, and smoke-free home environment.