Food and environmental allergies in children can be very difficult to understand, identify and treat. Medical professionals administering skin-tests run the risk of misdiagnosing what they believe is a food allergy, when in actuality, the child could be demonstrating a slight, topical allergic reaction. This is much different from having a life-threatening food allergy.
Regardless, the team at The Allergy & Environmental Treatment Center, LLC, conducts a very thorough physical examination of your child and looks into any genetic/hereditary factors that could contribute to the development of allergies. The professionals then establish a baseline health status for your child, so that an appropriate treatment plan can follow.
One of the easiest ways you, as a parent or guardian, can suspect whether or not your child has allergies is by examining any and all outward symptoms. Something as insignificant as occasional rubbing of the eyes and nose, could be an indicator that allergies are present.
As outlined in the Pediatric Testing portion of our website, symptoms for suspecting your child has an allergy include, but are not limited to:
Frequent cold or flu-like symptoms
Itchy eyes and nose
Eczema, hives, rash and/or any other skin conditions
Swollen lips or eyelids with a tightness of throat
Some of the most common food allergies in children are cow’s milk, hen’s eggs, tree nuts, soybeans, peanuts and wheat. Nevertheless, it doesn’t do you or your child any good to assume a symptom has been brought on by a particular food or outside allergen.
If you assume an allergy diagnosis and do not get it confirmed by a medical professional in the field, your child could become malnourished from avoiding foods they’re not actually allergic to. Therefore, it’s important to seek the help of a professional from The Allergy & Environmental Treatment Center, LLC before coming to any misdiagnoses.
Providing the most comprehensive testing, diagnosis, and treatment of allergy diseases, The Allergy & Environmental Treatment Center, LLC is the leading allergy clinic in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. If you suffer from environmental, food, or chemical allergies, don’t wait any longer and call us now at (480) 634-2985!
The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.
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