Allergies are one of the most common health issues that children are likely to experience, and as such there is a relatively good chance that you are going to have this issue crop up with your children at some point in the near future. Some people are particularly prone to allergies and some are not, but either way it is one of those things that you should aim to be prepared for as best as you can. In this post, we are going to take a look at some of the most common signs that your children might have allergies - so you can ensure you take the right steps going forward.
Runny Or Stuffy Nose
Both a runny and a stuffy nose can be clear signs of allergies. Of course, they can also indicate other issues, such as a cold or the flu, so the first thing is to look out for any other symptoms of those, such as a high temperature or a headache. If it is only a stuffy or runny nose, however, then it could well be allergies. Fortunately, it is possible to get good nasal congestion relief for your children, so it is a symptom that you can manage quite easily. But you should be sure not to ignore it when it happens.
Many allergies will cause a dry, scaly rash on the skin, so if you notice this on your child you should be sure to deal with it as soon as you can. Very often there is nothing you can do about the rash except for treating the allergy itself, and it could well remain there until you do that. That can be distressing for your child and you might find that you need to try and soothe it in the meantime through the use of oils and creams and so on. Either way, you should keep an eye out for these kinds of rashes - and if you are especially concerned, see the doctor just in case.
If your child is always rubbing their eyes recently, that could be a sign that they have started to develop an allergy of some kind or another. Allergies very often affect the eyes, with an obvious example being hay fever - although it can also be a range of other allergies too. If your child is rubbing their eyes a lot, it is something that you will need to look into. You should also try to get them to leave their eyes alone, as rubbing will likely only make the problem worse in the long run.
Of course, most of us associate sneezing with allergies, and this is definitely something that you should keep an eye out for if you are keen to ensure that your child is healthy. Sneezing can be many things, but if there are some of the other symptoms of allergies at the same time, then there is a good chance that this is the cause. You should aim to give them the necessary treatment as soon as possible.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.