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Pediatric Allergy

Pediatric Allergy

The Pediatric Allergy service is one of the comprehensive treatment plans offered at the Rainbow Children’s Hospital. Through its diagnosis and tailored treatment and management, we can help your child recover from any allergy condition.

At Rainbow Children's Hospital, our allergy experts have a high success rate in detecting some of the most common allergies including foods, animals, pollen, medications, perfumes/household chemicals, etc. Our sophisticated and latest technology offers reliable and well founded support to the diagnosis by our experts.

The following pediatric allergy conditions can be treated at Rainbow Children’s Hospital :
- Asthma
- Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
- Hay fever (allergic rhinitis)
- Hives (welts, urticaria)
- Sinusitis
- Reactions to insect stings, medications or foods (anaphylaxis)
- Immune disorders
- Severe, unusual infection
- Recurring abscesses & thrush
- Frequent pneumonia, diarrhea, & sinusitis

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Why Choose Rainbow Children’s Hospital for pediatric allergy?

The pediatric skin allergy specialists at Rainbow Children's Hospital have a high rate of success in identifying some of the most prevalent allergies, including those to food, animal, pollen, drugs, perfumes or household chemicals, etc. Their cutting-edge technology provides dependable, solid support for the diagnosis and pediatric allergy treatment with a 24/7 emergency facility to handle any critical emergency related to pediatric allergies.

In Which centers Rainbow has pediatric allergy?

Rainbow Children’s Hospital has a highly experienced team who are available to handle any critical emergency related to pediatric skin allergies. Rainbow Children’s Hospital has an exclusive center for pediatric allergy treatments at Its healthcare facilities in the cities of Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Vizag, and Vijayawada.

What are some common allergy symptoms in children?

The most common allergy symptoms in children include:

Upset stomach
Difficulty breathing (asthma)
Hives or skin rashes (eczema or atopic dermatitis)
Sneezing
Runny nose
Itchy eyes
Coughing

What are some common allergy triggers?

Common allergy triggers in children are:

Indoors - mold, dust mites, animal fur or hair
Outdoors - plant pollen, tree pollen, insect stings or bites
Foods - eggs, milk, milk products, peanuts
Irritants - perfume, cigarettes smoke, car exhaust

What are some of the common conditions caused by allergies?

The most common conditions caused by allergies are:

Allergic rhinitis or hay fever
This is the most common ailment in children caused by allergies. The symptoms for this include sneezing, itchy and runny nose, nasal congestion, postnasal drip, watery, itchy, and red eyes, and chronic ear problems. As opposed to its name, hay doesn’t trigger allergic rhinitis and doesn’t lead to fever.

Nasal congestion
Another common ailment caused by allergies is chronic nasal congestion. In some severe cases, the nose is so congested that the child has to use their mouth for breathing. This can lead to your child not getting a good night’s sleep. They will stay tired the whole day. If mouth-breathing and congestion aren’t treated, they can affect bones of the face and teeth growth. You can avoid these problems by treating the allergies early.

Ear infections
Allergies can often lead to ear inflammation that accumulates fluid. This results in decreased hearing and ear infections. If your child’s hearing is impaired while he/she is learning to talk, it can lead to poor speech. Apart from earache, allergies can lead to ear-popping, itching, and fullness.

A pediatric allergy specialist near you will help you know more about allergies in children and the treatment for it.

What are food allergies?

Food allergies are extremely common. Some sensitive babies can have allergic reactions to the good their mother is eating. This only happens when the mother is breastfeeding. If this happens, the baby needs to be tested for allergies. Removing the foods from the diet of the mother will provide relief.

Children are mostly allergic to milk and peanuts. Other common triggers are fish, eggs, shellfish (shrimp, crab, crayfish, and lobster), nuts (walnuts, pecans, and cashews), wheat, and soy. In some cases, children can outgrow allergies to eggs, soy, milk, and wheat. However, allergies triggered by fish, tree nuts, and peanuts are severe and can last a lifetime.

If your child has a food allergy, you must know about anaphylaxis. It is a life-threatening allergic reaction in which there is trouble in breathing, a sudden drop in blood pressure that can cause the body to go into shock. For this reason, Epinephrine or adrenaline is prescribed to children with food allergies that are provided with an auto-injector.

How steps can I take to prepare for a child’s allergies in schools?

Your child’s school must be informed about any allergies that your child might have. If your child has a severe allergy or asthma, you can give your action plan to the school administrative office or the nurse. Also, discuss medications, in case of an emergency. Apart from this, here is what you need to take care of:

Dust irritation - Children with allergic issues should be allowed to sit away from the blackboard. This will protect them from any irritation caused by the chalk dust.

Asthma and physical activities - Sports and physical education are a major part of the school day. Having asthma won’t eliminate these physical activities. With the doctor’s advice, children with allergic diseases and asthma will be able to participate in any physical activity. Make sure that your child is taking asthma medications regularly. For controlling symptoms, medication can be administered using an inhaler.

School pets - Furry animals can be a problem for children with allergies. Allergy or asthma symptoms can be triggered near a class pet leading to rashes, coughing, sneezing, runny nose, or difficulty breathing.

How can allergies be diagnosed in children?

Apart from a physical examination and a complete medical history of your child, a child allergy specialist can order one of the following tests for diagnosing allergies:

Blood test - This test is used for measuring the level of IgE antibodies to allergens in the child. RAST or radioallergosorbent test is a common blood test.
Skin test - This test is used to measure the level of IgE antibodies for specific allergens in the child. Dilated solutions of specific allergens are used for pricking the skin’s surface. However, the skin test reaction doesn’t always mean that your kid has an allergy. Skin tests are more specific than blood tests and can give results in 15 minutes.
Challenge test - In this supervised test, a small amount of allergen is either inhaled or taken by mouth.

Is there any treatment for allergies in children?

Yes, there is a treatment for allergies. The specific treatment, however, will depend on the doctor who will form a treatment plan based on the following:

Age and health of the child
Tolerance for specific procedures, therapies, and medications
The extent of the disease
Expectations
Opinion or reference of parents or guardians

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