How to Identify Allergies in Kids
Hundreds of children in Singapore suffer from each year. Determining what children are allergic to is the first step toward managing their symptoms. Ask yourself the following questions3 :
Do you have a family history of allergies?
Children are much more likely to develop allergies if one or both of their parents have allergies too. While your child may not inherit your particular allergy, your family’s relevant medical history can help you pinpoint whether your child’s symptoms are allergies or something else.
Do symptoms go away after a week or two?
If your child shows allergy symptoms, but they disappear completely after a week or two, chances are they were suffering from a cold. Allergies tend to stick around for entire seasons, and the severity of their symptoms may vary, based on count, weather, and other factors.
Where do allergies occur?
If respiratory symptoms are worse outdoors than indoors, chances are your child is suffering from outdoor allergies and could be allergic to pollen from weeds, grass or trees. If symptoms are worse indoors, the likely culprit is or pet dander. allergies can be triggered both inside and outside the home.