Pediatric Allergies

Pediatric Allergies


Allergies are pretty easy to identify due to the pattern or symptoms and return the following year. To find allergy, you can have your child’s doctor do an allergy test, which they do in two ways: one is a drop of purified liquid from the allergen is dropped onto the skin, and the area is pricked with a small pricking device. If the child reacts to the allergen, the skin will swell in a little area. The second test that can be done is a small amount of allergen is injected.


Most allergy symptoms include but are not limited to Sneezing, itchy nose or throat, nasal congestion, clear, runny nose, coughing. These symptoms can also occur with itchy, watery, and or red eyes, called allergic conjunctivitis. Once the allergy test has shown what your child is allergic to, you can go about treatment. Most allergies that are not severe can be helped by taking daily allergy pills and or allergy shots.

Seasonal Allergies


Seasonal allergies are things like individual pollen flowers that only bloom at certain times of the year and or things in bloom year-round. They are sometimes referred to as hay fever theses can be caused when outdoor mold release their spores, and trees, grasses, and weeds release tiny pollen particles into the air to fertilize other plants.

Most people that do have allergies can be allergic to one or more types of pollen or mold. For example, there is tree pollen, which in the mid-Atlantic states is typical between February through May Grass pollen goes from May to June, and Weed pollen is August through October. So, most children with seasonal allergies may have issues from February through to October.