Managing your child's allergies is an important part of helping your child stay healthy. Your doctor will help you find out what may be causing the allergies. Common causes of allergy symptoms are house dust and dust mites, animal dander, mould, and pollen.
As soon as you know what triggers your child's symptoms, try to reduce your child's exposure to them. This can help prevent allergy symptoms, asthma, and other health problems.
Ask your doctor about allergy medicine or immunotherapy. These treatments may help reduce or prevent allergy symptoms.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Give an epinephrine shot if:
After giving an epinephrine shot call 911, even if your child feels better.
Call 911 if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: April 3, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Lora J. Stewart, MD - Allergy and Immunology
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