Allergies may have a significant impact on your child’s overall health and may place them at higher risk for conditions like asthma or bronchitis. Homero Garza, MD, and the team at HG Pediatrics offer expert allergy care for children in Houston, Texas. If your child has seasonal, food, or other allergies, call or schedule an appointment online today.
An allergy is an overreaction by the immune system in response to a specific trigger. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, allergies are one of the most common chronic health conditions worldwide.
Allergic reactions can range from mild to life-threatening. Your child’s symptoms may be as simple as a runny nose or itchy eyes or cause pediatric asthma or anaphylactic response. If your child has allergies, they may outgrow them over time, or their reactions may get more severe as they get older.
Some allergic responses may not be obvious and could go undiagnosed if not identified as part of regular, quality pediatric care. The team at HG Pediatrics assesses your child for signs of allergic reactions as part of their newborn care, adolescent care, well-child visits, and school or sports physicals.
There are many possible symptoms of allergic reactions. Common signs your child may have an allergy to a trigger include:
Your child’s allergic reactions and their triggers are unique to them. An essential part of allergy care is identifying what causes their reactions and preventing exposure as much as possible.
There are many different possible triggers for your child’s allergies, including:
To determine what is causing your child’s allergic reactions, the team at HG Pediatrics offers comprehensive allergy testing, which includes allergy and trigger evaluation, skin testing, and laboratory testing.
Treatment plans from HG Pediatrics may consist of:
When your child has allergies, it can be frightening and overwhelming. The team at HG Pediatrics is committed to making the most effective plan possible to protect their health and help them live the fullest life possible, even with allergies. They are with you every step of the way.
If your child has signs of an allergy, call or schedule an appointment online with HG Pediatrics today.