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Allergy season also affects children

Allergy season also affects children

Seasonal allergic rhinitis (Allergic Rhinitis) is a recurrent disease of the nose and upper respiratory tract, nasal congestion, sneezing, nasal discharge, nasal itching, pruritus in the palate occurs. In allergic rhinitis complaints are bilateral. Typical signs of allergic rhinitis are mild signs of edema in the custody due to itching, which is often caused by an itch-pushing motion (allergic salute) and the formation of a horizontal line on the tip of the nose due to itching.Medicana Bahçelievler Hospital Child Health and Diseases Specialist Çiğdem Eliaçık informed about the upcoming allergy season and allergic symptoms in children. The first findings appear in every age in childhood. The prevalence of allergic flu is increasing in parents with allergic flu or other allergic diseases. Disease symptoms are most often seen following exposure to airborne pollens of plants, as well as allergens such as house dust mites, mold spores, and skin and hair rashes of domestic animals. In addition, the upper respiratory tract is triggered by disturbing factors such as cigarette smoke, air pollution, pungent odors, cold weather, windy weather and its symptoms begin. In the absence of findings, the child is extremely good and may appear to be completely healthy.

How can we tell if you are allergic?

The most important point in the diagnosis is the patient's history. What triggers and what seasons will help to diagnose. Allergic rhinitis is diagnosed by examination findings, laboratory tests and allergy skin tests in children with frequent itching, runny nose and eye obstruction. Skin Allergy tests can be performed in all age groups and should be evaluated by pediatricians and allergy specialists. Allergic rhinitis, rhinitis due to infection, non-allergic rhinitis, rhinosinusitis, polyp (nasal flesh), nasal flesh size, foreign body, cystic fibrosis, cartegener syndrome and tumor patients should be evaluated in detail as they may be confused with the disease.

What Problems Cause Allergy If Untreated?

In children with allergic rhinitis, other diseases, such as sinusitis, enlarged nasal fever, inflammation of the middle ear, may occasionally accompany, due to the proximity and sensitivity of the upper respiratory tract. In addition, people with asthma often have allergic rhinitis, which persists throughout the year. When the disease is left untreated, it may adversely affect the child's daily life, quality of life and school success. In addition, in people with an allergic disease, sometimes signs of another allergic disease may be added over time. For example, asthma symptoms may also occur in children with allergic rhinitis. Treatment usually improves the symptoms of the disease and reduces the severity and frequency of the complaints. The treatment of the disease is not intended to fully improve, but rather to control the disease.