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Allergy Prevention, Management Tips

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It is important for parents to remember the basics about prevention and management of allergies, said a pediatrician from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Armando Correa, an assistant professor of pediatrics at BCM and a pediatrician at Texas Children’s Hospital, offered the following tips:

 

-Seek immediate medical attention for difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, tongue or other extremities.

-Consider short-term medication for symptoms such a runny nose, itchy eyes or sneezing.

-If symptoms persist, contact your pediatrician.

-For children under the age of 2 experiencing allergies, always seek medical attention.

-Help manage environmental allergies by avoiding places that have just been cleaned or places where pets frequent.

 

Correa also offered tips on food allergies:

-If your child has multiple or severe allergies, they should always carry an injectable medication.

-Always read the food labels and be aware of where foods are manufactured.

-Consider allergy testing for children with severe or multiple allergies.

 

Always consult a pediatrician on questions related to allergy prevention and management.

Last modified on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 20:28