Paediatric Questions & Answers

Overactive immune response triggers allergy. Your immune system can mistakenly treat harmless substances like pollen or dust as deadly invaders, or overreact when exposed to mold or insect venom.

Overreacting the immune system causes a surge of antibodies to target and kill the allergen. Unfortunately, this coordinated attack often causes an array of undesirable signs.

In extreme situations, certain allergens can trigger anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction. If something occurs to you or a loved one, seek medical care immediately.

What triggers Allergic Reactions?

Various substances, foods, and airborne particles can cause allergies. Popular allergens are:

What are allergy symptoms?

You can develop one or more allergy symptoms:

  • Sneezing
  • Cough
  • Running nose
  • Nose stuffy
  • Rash
  • Watery, swollen eyes
  • Nose itchy
  • Swollen around the eyes

You may still feel exhausted if you have allergies and the symptoms may hamper having a decent night’s sleep.

How know I’m allergic to?

A skin prick examination is a principal way of screening for allergies. Your Nolan RidgeCourt Medical Centre provider adds a filtered allergen to your face, creating a tiny prick. They wait 20 minutes to see whether redness or swelling happens at the puncture spot, showing whether or not you are allergic to it.

In certain cases, they can recommend allergic blood tests. Once the squad is there

Online with Nolan Ridge Court Medical Centers to assess the asthma symptoms.

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