Symptoms of Allergies
Possible signs of an allergic reaction include, but are not limited to:
- Difficulty breathing
- Red eyes
- Runny nose
- Skin rashes or hives
- Swollen face, lips, or tongue
- Upset stomach
- Watery eyes
In severe cases, anaphylactic shock may occur where the swelling of the throat blocks proper airflow. If this occurs, seek immediate medical attention and administer an Epi-Pen if available.
Some allergy symptoms may appear to be signs of an upset stomach, cold, or flu, making it difficult to diagnose at home. If you suspect your child has an allergy, schedule an appointment with our office to confirm a diagnosis.
We will conduct a thorough allergy test, including blood work and additional skin testing if necessary. In cases where further evaluation may be needed, we can refer your child to an allergist.
For some, careful management of allergen exposure can be enough to keep your child symptom-free. In other cases, medication may be prescribed to keep allergy symptoms under control.
For more information on our allergy treatment options, contact our office at (325) 695-1600.