Childhood allergies are very common. Like adults, children can be allergic to foods like nuts or shellfish, products like laundry detergent or soaps, pet dander, or to environmental allergens like mold, dust, and pollen. Allergies range from mild to severe and can be serious and even life-threatening in some cases. Dr. Sandra Arce-Garzon and Dr. Sergio Casaclang, the pediatricians at Best Care Family Health Center offer allergy testing and treatment services in Milwaukee, WI.
Allergy Relief and Treatment
The treatment options for pediatric allergies vary depending on the severity and type of allergy. Many cases of seasonal and environmental allergies can be managed with over the counter medications, lifestyle modifications, and avoiding allergy triggers.
The first step in obtaining adequate treatment and symptom relief for allergies is to undergo comprehensive allergy testing, as the direct cause of an allergic reaction is not always obvious, and some children suffer from multiple allergies at the same time.
Signs Your Child Should Visit the Allergy Clinic
The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology indicates allergies and asthma are among the most common health conditions in the United States, affecting over 50 million Americans every year. Here are some of the symptoms and issues to look for:
- Chronic sinus infections not related to the common cold or seasonal flu
- Difficulty breathing, chronic wheezing/coughing that affects the ability to fully participate in physical activity and has a negative effect on the overall quality of life
- Rash or hives
- Itchy throat/palette
- Swelling in the lips/tongue/throat/face
- Nasal congestion
- Itchy/red/watery eyes
Find an Allergy Clinic in Milwaukee, WI
For more information about the best management and treatment options for your child's allergies, contact Best Care Family Health Center today by calling (414) 282-5810 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Arce-Garzon or Dr. Casaclang today.