Cause of allergies

Allergies happen when your toddler’s immune system overreacts to a normally innocuous substance. Common allergenic substances include mold, dust mites, pet dander, and pollen.

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Food Allergies in young children

According to figures released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2011, based on the agency’s National Health Interview Survey, 4.5 percent of children younger than 18 years of age have a food allergy.

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Allergies or asthma

Don’t forget to consider your child’s allergies and whether or not he has asthma though, in addition to if he is responsible enough to take of a pet.

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Antihistamines and allergies

Antihistamines are the gold standard of allergy treatment. They work by blocking the effect of histamine, the chemical released from certain cells in the body after being exposed to an allergen.

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Allergies and night time

Studies show that allergy symptoms are worse at night between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. Taking allergy medicine at night before bedtime may help reduce morning allergy symptoms such as sneezing and nasal congestion.

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Allergies and school lunch

Educate the cafeteria staff. If your child will be purchasing school lunches, It’s recommended meeting with the cafeteria staff and providing them with a picture of your child. This will help them identify your child so they can steer them toward smart choices when buying their lunch.

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Playdates and pets

When hosting playdates, as a courtesy, tell your guests ahead of time if you have any pets. Moms and kids may not be able to attend because they have allergies, and it’s best for them to know before they show up and start sneezing.

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Getting allergy symptoms under control.

Review what you can do when you are having a hard time getting your child’s allergy symptoms under control.

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Kids and parents with allergies

If one parent has allergies, your child has a 25 percent chance of having them. If both parents have allergies, then your child’s odds are at least 50 percent.

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Allergy symptoms

Worried that your toddler could be suffering from allergies or asthma? Coughing, wheezing, itching, or a runny nose could mean you’re right.

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Allergies and productivity

Children who suffer with allergy symptoms can have reduced productivity at school, poor sleep, and daytime drowsiness.

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Play-Doh and allergies

Did you know that Play-Doh may cause allergy reactions for tots with wheat allergies?

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Are you allergic?

Did you know that nearly 85 percent of allergy sufferers are allergic to dust mites.

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Allergies in infants

The first sign of allergy usually in infants is eczema, which is a dry, itchy, scaly skin condition the hallmarks are really itching and dryness and redness of the skin.

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Allergy symptoms

You can suspect allergies if your child has symptoms after being around a specific indoor allergy trigger. These allergy symptoms usually include a runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, and red eyes.

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Asthma in Toddlers

Asthma in Toddlers is the leading cause of chronic illness in children. Asthma in Toddlers affects as many as 10%-12% of children in the U.S. and, for unknown reasons, is steadily increasing.

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Seasonal allergies

Sometimes children will outgrow seasonal allergies, others may have allergies get worse as they get older.

Allergy shots can help kids who have severe allergies, and they may help prevent kids from developing asthma. It takes many years for these shots to be effective, and they can only begin once a child reaches the age of 4 or 5.

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Skin allergies

A dirty bed sheet could be the main cause behind skin allergies or infections.So it is necessary that the bed sheets be cleaned on a regular basis.

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Combatting allergies

Child with allergies? Clean carpets weekly with a HEPA-filter vacuum and keep your child out of the room for at least half an hour afterward — since it can kick up dust and gunk that will exacerbate symptoms.

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Kids in contact with allergens

When a child with allergies comes into contact with an allergen – either by touching it, breathing it, eating it, or having it injected – her body mistakenly views it as a dangerous invader and releases histamines and other chemicals to fight it off.

These chemicals irritate the body and cause symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, itching, and coughing.

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