An allergic reaction can happen anywhere in your child’s body when it encounters allergens. KidzNow Urgent Care’s pediatric urgent care services include evaluating and treating persistent allergy issues to keep your child comfortable.
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What causes allergies in a child?
From bee stings and animal dander to food and feather, allergens are everywhere and can trigger reactions in different parts of the body. They manifest through itchy rashes, stuffy nose, or anaphylaxis, which cause shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea, or worse.
Are some children more at risk for allergies than others?
Allergies can affect any child regardless of age, gender, or race.
How do you diagnose allergies?
We diagnose allergies through a skin test or challenge test, which exposes the child to certain allergens to see if they have antibodies for them. Meanwhile, a blood test also measures antibodies in the blood if the child has conditions that prevent them from doing skin tests.
What are the allergy treatments available?
The treatment your child receives depends on their symptoms and the severity of the condition. They may be given allergy shots or medicines like antihistamines and decongestants.
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