Allergy Screening

Allergies affect a growing number of children. Although Allergies cannot be cured, the child suffering from allergies can get the help that they need. Allergies have a significant impact on a child’s quality of life. They often feel unwell. It may affect the child’s sleep, diet and school attendance.

Allergy sufferers may have one or more of these symptoms:

  • Sneezing, runny nose or congestion
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty with breathing
  • Itchy eyes
  • Skin rashes
  • Tummy upset

 

These symptoms may be triggered by:

  • Indoor allergens eg: mould, housedust mite
  • Outdoor allergens eg: grass, pollen
  • Animals eg: cats, dogs, birds
  • Insect stings eg bees
  • Food stuffs eg: peanuts, egg-white, fish, milk

Tests and treatment:

Tests are available to establish what a child is allergic to. Treatment is aimed at controlling the symptoms and allowing the child to experience better overall health.

 

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