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Want To Help Your Childs Allergies?

How your pediatrician in Maricopa, AZ, can help your child get relief from allergies

If your child has allergies, it’s only natural for you to want to help your child get relief. Your pediatrician can help your child feel better.

Dr. Anthony DiGeorge at Southwestern Pediatrics And Family Care in Maricopa, AZ, provides a wide range of medical services, including allergy treatment.

Allergies don’t just happen during the spring and summer months. In fact, there are many substances, called allergens, which your child might be allergic to. These are some of the most common allergens for you to watch out for:

  • Pollens from grasses, flowers, and trees
  • Dander or animal hair from your pet cat or dog
  • Environmental allergens like dust, mildew, and mold
  • Bites or stings from bees, spiders, and mosquitoes
  • Perfume, cigarette smoke, or other scents
  • Certain foods like eggs, peanuts, dairy, or seafood

An allergic reaction to an allergen can be mild, moderate, or severe, and can include:

  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Itchy, runny nose
  • Sneezing, coughing, or wheezing
  • Skin rashes which can itch or burn
  • Problems breathing
  • Sore throat or nausea

To treat your child’s allergies, your pediatrician will do skin tests to find out what your child is allergic to, and your child can try to avoid what triggers allergies.

Avoiding allergens is not always possible or practical, so your pediatrician has several ways to help your child get relief from allergy symptoms. Common professional treatments for allergies include:

  • Prescription-strength antihistamine medications
  • Prescription-strength decongestant medications
  • Nasal sprays containing steroids
  • Sublingual immunotherapy
  • Rescue inhalers and epi-pens for acute reactions
  • Allergy injections

Remember that not all allergic responses are equal. If your child has a severe response to an allergen and has difficulty breathing, it is a medical emergency, and you should call 911 immediately.

To find out more about how to help your child’s allergies, call Dr. Anthony DiGeorge of Southwestern Pediatrics And Family Care in Maricopa, AZ, at (520) 568-9500. Call now.

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