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Allergic Reactions in Children

By |2024-05-10T08:37:06-04:00April 10th, 2018|Categories: Pediatrics, Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: |

The pediatricians in the Emergency Department at CentraState Medical Center want parents and caregivers to understand the causes and symptoms of allergic reactions in children and how to prevent them with these tips.

Causes of Allergic Reactions in Children:

  • Animal or insect bites
  • Plants, pollen, trees
  • Animal fur or hair
  • Medications
  • Food (nuts, fish, dairy)

Symptoms of Allergic Reactions in Children:

  • Hives and rashes
  • Itching and discomfort
  • Watery or red eyes
  • Congestion, coughing, wheezing
  • Dizziness or nausea
  • Swelling of the face, eyes, tongue
  • Abnormal or trouble breathing
  • Vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain

How to Prevent Allergic Reactions in Children:

  • Make sure your child is aware of what they are allergic to
  • Avoid allergy triggers and situations where your child may be exposed to them
  • Have your child wear a medical ID tag and carry emergency medication
  • Discuss allergy shots with your doctor

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