In recent years there have been an increase in the number of cases of allergies among children. I refers in particular to the incidence of conditions like: atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis.
Child allergies – symptoms:
Allergy symptoms of children depend on the child’s age. Allergy in infants has the following symptoms: anxiety, diarrhoea, nasal congestion without discharge (coryza), rough skin, colic, loss of appetite. In older children symptoms are the following: skin rash, cough, rhinitis, recurring infections.
If you suspect an allergy you should diagnose the child at a specialist doctor. An allergist will order the suitable allergic tests which can help identify and eliminate the allergens from daily life, identifying the most suitable medications.
Child allergies – prevention:
In order to prevent your child from getting an allergy, the mother should start acting even in the prenatal period. The risk of atopic dermatitis can be reduced if the mother takes probiotics at the end of pregnancy and during breastfeeding . Probiotics are beneficial bacteria which can be found in intestinal flora of humans.
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