Guide to Kids Allergies

Your quick guide to allergies in Children

Children can develop allergies at any time and it’s impossible for a parent to control or monitor their child every minute of every day. What’s important is for you to recognise any symptoms and know what to do in the event of an allergic reaction.

Early detection of an allergy can improve the quality of life for a child, reduce the number of missed school days, and help you to avoid taking time off work to look after your sick child. Your Alphega pharmacist is a great source for advice and guidance on how best to manage and prevent allergies.

Find your local Alphega Pharmacy by searching here. (Services may differ between pharmacies so get in touch with your local pharmacy to make an enquiry).

What are the early signs of an allergy?

If your child is frequently sneezing and wiping their nose, then it is possible that they may have an allergy to something. They may suffer from some of the following symptoms:

  • Sore, red, itchy and watery eyes

  • Frequent sneezing

  • Blocked or runny nose

  • Itching of the roof of the mouth

  • Coughing

  • Wheezing and breathing problems

  • Itchy or inflamed skin or a rash

  • Headaches

What might trigger an allergic reaction?

  • Outdoors: tree pollen, plant pollen, insect bites or stings etc...

  • Indoors: pet or animal hair or fur, dust mites, mould etc...

  • Irritants: cigarette smoke, perfume, car exhaust etc...

  • Foods: peanuts, eggs, milk and milk products etc...

Thankfully there are treatments available which are suitable for children over the age of one. Speak to your Pharmacist about the best product for your child. Find your nearest Alphega Pharmacy for all your allergy needs.

Summary

Children can develop allergies at any time and it’s impossible for a parent to control or monitor their child every minute of every day. What’s important is for you to recognise any symptoms and know what to do in the event of an allergic reaction. Your Alphega pharmacist is a great source for advice and guidance on how best to manage and prevent allergies. Find your local Alphega Pharmacy by searching here.