Pediatric Allergies FAQ
Answered by Our NYC Allergy Team
Learning about pediatric allergies is essential in protecting your child from unforeseen hazards in the home and at school. Our pediatric allergy specialists have compiled a short FAQ to answer your questions about pediatric allergies below. To learn more about our treatment methods, and to speak with our New York, NY allergy specialists in person, contact our office at 212-397-0157 today!
What are the symptoms of food or other allergies?
Symptoms of allergies include dry or itchy skin, hives, or redness, Gastrointestinal issues such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, or vomiting can occur with food allergies, as well as throat issues such as swelling and dryness. Signs in the respiratory tract include watery or itchy eyes, a dry or stuffy nose, and tightness in the chest or trouble breathing.
How is allergy testing performed?
We perform three types of allergy tests depending on the type of allergy in question. Our allergy tests include skin prick testing, blood testing, and component testing for food allergies. These tests are both reliable and virtually pain-free. Learn more about each by calling our office at 212-397-0157 today!
When should I get my child tested for allergies?
We recommend getting your child tested as early as possible — no age is too young.
Can reactions to allergies be prevented?
The only way to totally prevent an allergic reaction is to avoid contact or consumption of the allergen. However, our sublingual allergy drop treatment has been shown to greatly reduce the intensity of a child’s allergic reaction across all types of allergens, including foods, pets, molds, and other environmental allergens.
Can my child outgrow his/her allergy?
There are certain food allergies that may be outgrown. These include allergies to milk, wheat, soy, and egg, which are typically outgrown between ages 5-10.
What is anaphylaxis?
Anaphylaxis is a Greek word that means “without protection.” In medicine, anaphylaxis describes a severe allergic reaction that is potentially fatal. Anaphylaxis typically affects the entire body of an individual undergoing an allergic reaction and can be caused by allergic reactions to medications, insects, and, in rare cases, latex.
What is the best treatment for an allergic reaction?
Traditional treatments such as allergy shots and prescription/over-the-counter medications have been historically shown to have positive effects in reducing the symptoms of allergies, with varying side effects. At Mitchell Medical Group, we opt to use our natural and highly-effective sublingual allergy drop treatment, developed by our resident allergy specialist, Dr. Dean Mitchell, to treat allergic reactions in patients of all ages. Painless, powerful, and proven to work on several different types of allergies, our allergy drops are the most effective allergy treatment and resistance-building system available today.
For more information on our allergy drop treatment, and to have your questions about pediatric allergies answered, contact our office at 212-397-0157 today!