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By Dr. Alan E Sheen
February 21, 2018
Category: Allergist

What your allergy doctor in Metairie and Covington wants you to knowallergies

When your child is not feeling well, you want to do everything you can to make them feel better. The sneezing and sniffling could be just a cold, or it could be allergies. So how do you know if your child has allergies? Dr. Alan Sheen wants to share the signs and symptoms of allergies. He has two convenient office locations in Metairie and Covington, LA to help you and your child.

A foreign substance may cause your child to react by sneezing, coughing or other symptoms. These foreign substances are called triggers or allergens. Some common allergens and triggers include:

  • Pollens from trees, grasses, and plants
  • Mold, mildew, and dust
  • Pet hair and dander
  • Insect bites or stings
  • Cigarette smoke or perfume

You should also be on the lookout for food allergies including an allergic response to:

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Peanuts
  • Seafood

Once your child has been exposed to an allergic substance, some common signs and symptoms your child may have allergies include:

  • Coughing or sneezing
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Runny, itchy nose
  • Skin rashes that itch
  • A sore throat
  • Breathing problems
  • Stomach ache

If you notice signs and symptoms of allergies in your child, you need to call Dr. Sheen for allergy testing to find out what triggers your child’s allergies. Once the trigger is identified, it’s best to avoid the trigger if possible. In addition, Dr. Sheen may recommend:

  • Prescription antihistamine medications
  • Prescription decongestant medications
  • Steroid nasal sprays
  • Sublingual immunotherapy

You want your child to feel better, and calling your allergy doctor is the first step to finding out the source of your child’s allergies. Your child deserves a life of health and wellness so call Dr. Sheen, with offices in Metairie and Covington, LA. Call today!