Allergy Treatment for Babies

  posted by: Dennis

 

Allergy Treatment for BabiesAccording to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, allergy is defined as a “harmful, increased susceptibility to a specific substance”.  This is always a result of hypersensitivity of the immune system.  They say it’s always the fifth in the common condition to occur in all ages, however the condition is more common in infants and toddlers since their immune system is still weak enough to conquer allergens. Allergic reactions in babies may be due to various causes including dust, mites, pollen, dander, diapers.  Food and milk formula may also be the culprits why allergy happens. This may also be seasonal, allergic rhinitis or hayfever, or cat allergy.  Symptoms among babies may include the following:

  • Rash
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Congestion

Severe allergy may manifest symptoms including difficulty breathing, vomiting, diarrhea, and mental confusion.  Parents should be extremely aware of their child’s condition to be able to prompt treatment accordingly.  But to give you some knowledge, here is some allergy treatment for babies which you can bear in mind.

Allergy Treatment for Babies

Treatment always starts with prevention. Therefore, parents should see to it that allergens are eliminated to prevent occurrence of such problem. Avoid exposing your child to dust and molds as well as stuffed toys and heavy drapes. Pets should also be kept out from your child. Beddings should be replaced every two weeks. HEPA filters may be purchased as well to help control airborne allergens. As for milk formulas, you may ask your pediatrician when your child develops intolerance or allergy from it.

Medication may be given to your little one such as antihistamines, but this should be consulted to your doctor for correct dosage. Allergy shots are also given to the child to end allergic reactions.

As for natural allergy treatment, there are many home remedies you can do such as bathing your child in a warm bath to provide relief and alleviate discomfort caused by the allergy.  Application of essential oils such as jojoba, aloe vera, and eucalyptus oil is also good for the skin of your little ones. Scents and fragrances should be eliminated on your soap and detergents as they may contribute to the condition.

If you think you’ve done all your might to help your baby with their quest, then it is a wise decision to visit a doctor so that medical treatment can e prompted immediately. Good luck!

 

 

 

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Date: March 16, 2011 | Category: Kid's Health
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