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How to discover your kid’s allergies

Every mother knows that she needs to multiply her efforts in order to diagnose what might be troubling her children because they have a hard time describing their symptoms.

While some types of allergies seem easy to detect, asthma or sensitivity to certain foods may take months.

Sneezing, itching and eczema do not advertise their reasons when they appear on your child, and often it takes intensive medical care and constant monitoring to detect reasons. The good thing is that the sensitivity is a property inherited in the family and not an infection or injury which has caused allergies. If on apparent suffers from an allergy, then there is a portability chance of 50%. This rises to 70% portability when both parents are allergy sufferers.

Let's start by detailing specific allergies that require emergency medical care in some cases, but can be controlled and prevented with little discipline.

Respiratory allergies

Asthma (and similar ‘wheezy’ reactions) are respiratory allergies. This happens where inflammation of the bronchi (or small airways) in the lungs occurs, causing shortness of breath and wheezing. Some of the things that excite the respiratory tract are pollen (particularly bad in the spring), dust mites, cigarette smoke, cats or dogs hair, weather changes and acute psychological emotions. The main symptoms of respiratory allergies are: persistent coughs; wheezing during breathing and coughing; and coughs after physical activity.

Nasal allergy

This allergy is a nasal mucosa and include hay fever or seasonal spring. You can differentiate between allergy and cold symptoms easily enough. Allergic reactions have limited watering of the nose, but more of the eyes; created repeated sneezing without a rise in temperature or heavy fatigue. Nasal allergies have similar triggers to respiratory allergies: pollen, mites, animal fur and passive smoking. The symptoms are sneezing and stuffy nose, swelling of the area under the eyes and tear ducts.

Sensitive skin

Skin inflammation, blisters or peeling can be the result of contact with allergens such as certain chemicals, sanitizers, dust mites, domestic animal fur or even their saliva. The symptoms are very dry patches of red blisters concentrated in the hands, legs and neck may reach the level of soreness and itching.

Food allergies

These allergies can be apparent from birth but may show up in adolescence too. Common allergies are to milk and dairy products (often specific to cow’s milk); peanuts, shellfish; eggs; fish; wheat; and beef. The allergy symptoms are either swelling of the lips and throat,