Pediatric Allergy Treatment – Night Lite Pediatrics
Allergies can take on your child, there are ways to keep allergy symptoms at bay so that your child do not have to surrender to them like a wounded soldier. Our physicians at Night Lite Pediatrics can provide expert medical treatment and advice to help your child get better. For more information, call us. We serve patients from Greater Orlando, Jacksonville, West Melbourne, and Port St Lucie Florida areas.
Allergy treatments for children in the Orlando metro area near you. Night Lite Pediatric Urgent Care Clinics are open 4PM-Midnight Monday – Friday and 12PM-Midnight Saturday and Sunday. Walk in and one of our expert pediatricians will see your child with no appointment necessary.
Approximately 15-20% of children today suffer from some form of allergy. Allergic reactions occur when the immune system encounters allergens- usually harmless substances such as plant pollen, dust mites, molds, insect stings or food that cause your immune system to overreact, causing allergy symptoms. Allergy symptoms can include sniffing, sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, itching, swelling, coughing or even vomiting. More severe symptoms can cause sensitivity in your nose, lungs, mouth or skin and potentially life-threatening symptoms such as swelling of the airway resulting in difficulty with breathing. The most common food allergies include milk, peanuts, eggs, soy, wheat, and tree nuts. Your child might outgrow some of their allergies, but it’s important to treat the symptoms as they arise to help prevent any further health issues.
Types of Allergies
Several types of allergies exist, such as a pet, skin, outdoor, indoor, insect, drug, or mold allergy. Sometimes, they cause minor issues while others cause life-threatening reactions. Although our facility isn’t equipped to take on life-threatening reactions, we can help in other instances. In fact, Night Lite Pediatrics Urgent Care, serving Orlando, FL and the surrounding area, will help relieve skin, nasal, or other symptoms of allergies.
An outdoor allergy is usually to pollen. Your child’s symptoms typically only occur during certain times of the year. For instance, a springtime allergy may be to beech, ash, cedar, elm, or hickory, just to name a few. Ragweed is a common allergy during late summer and early fall. Since we’re located in the Florida area, outdoor allergies don’t stop in the winter either. If you have a reaction to indoor allergies, you’ll experience respiratory symptoms. It’s possible you’ll break out in hives as a result of outdoor allergies.
Everything from dust to pet dander to mold can cause someone to have a reaction inside the house. Generally, a child develops a stuffy or runny nose and possibly itchy eyes. Indoor allergies can lead to hives in some cases.
A skin allergy can cause hives or just a general rash. Your child could have a reaction when they’re exposed to poison ivy. Food, products that come in contact with the skin, and medication allergies can all cause a skin reaction. It’s possible for someone to have eczema, which is causing their rash.
When a bug bites or a bee stings, your child could have a reaction. In most cases, your kid will just have a site reaction.
Your child could have a food allergy. Common food allergies include nuts, wheat, fish, soy, eggs, and milk. Sensitivities or intolerances could cause a headache, gas, or diarrhea. Some people get a mild rash like hives or eczema. Your child’s skin or area around his or her mouth may get itchy and dry. Your child may have an upset stomach, cramping, vomiting, or diarrhea.
It’s possible for your child to have a more serious reaction to food. For instance, your child could have a life-threatening reaction that causes difficulty breathing or swallowing. Your son or daughter’s lips, throat, or tongue may swell, or he or she may have weakness, confusion, or light-headedness. Your child may even pass out, have chest pain, or experience an uneven heartbeat.
Usually, we determine an allergy based on your child’s symptoms. Although you may need to bring your kid to an allergist to determine the exact cause of the allergy, you as a parent may be able to pinpoint the root of the problem along with our help. You just need to list items your child has been exposed to. In terms of foods, we can usually determine the cause based on you giving us a breakdown of what your child has eaten over the course of the last 48 hours. We may be able to figure out the cause of a skin reaction based on potential irritants your child has encountered.
Treatment for Allergies
If your child has allergies, we’ll prescribe an allergy medication to help combat the problem. For example, we may prescribe an antihistamine. On the other hand, we provide children with a medication to manage digestive issues in cases where your child is having a reaction to food.