Allergy Clinic Treatment Types
If your child is coughing, sneezing, and having trouble breathing, it could be allergies. The Allergy Clinic at Best Care Family Health Center in Milwaukee, WI, can help your child breathe easier and feel better. The Allergy Clinic offers a full range of allergy services including allergy testing and allergy treatment.
Allergies are caused by exposure to a foreign substance, called an allergen, that triggers an allergic response. Common environmental allergens include pollens, pet dander, dust mites, and mold. Children may also be allergic to food substances like peanuts, eggs, milk, and seafood.
Your child may need allergy services if your child is experiencing:
- Frequent bouts of coughing and sneezing
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Itchy, runny nose
- Itchy skin rashes
- Frequent sore throats
- Breathing difficulties
At the Allergy Clinic, your child will be tested for an allergic response to common substances. Allergy testing is commonly done with a skin test, where a small amount of the substance is placed just underneath the skin. The area is examined after a short time to see if a rash or other signs of irritation have formed on the skin.
If your child has a positive reaction to skin testing, your pediatrician can determine the best way to treat your child’s allergy. Common allergy treatments include:
- Allergy shots
- Prescription antihistamines
- Prescription decongestants
- Steroid nasal sprays
Allergies aren’t just annoying, they can be serious, especially with children. Symptoms are more pronounced and can affect a child more dramatically than an adult. Allergies can also lead to an anaphylactic reaction where the airway swells and closes. Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening condition and emergency services should be called immediately.
If allergies go untreated, it can lead to eye, nose, throat, and ear infections. Your child doesn’t have to suffer because of allergy symptoms. The Allergy Clinic can help. To find out more about allergy services available at the Allergy Clinic, call Best Care Family Health Center in Milwaukee, WI, today!
Are you looking for a trusted, caring Allergy Clinic? Look no further than Best Care Family Health. Call our Milwaukee, WI office at (414) 282-5810 today to schedule your appointment!