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How to Help Your Child Cope With Their Allergies

Allergies can vary from person to person, and this is no different for children. From causes to the severity of symptoms, your child's allergies can create unique physical and emotional challenges. Dr. Sandra Arce-Garzon and Dr. Sergio Casaclang of Best Care Family Health Center in Milwaukee, WI, can help provide resources and support for your family. If your child is suffering from allergies, it is important to provide appropriate treatment and coping strategies to help.

Providing Emotional Support

The first step in providing emotional support for your child with allergies is to make sure they feel loved and supported at all times. Use consistent language to show that their allergies are manageable and that you will be there to help along the way. Do not ignore or try to hide the problem because your child will not learn how to properly deal with their allergies or advocate for their needs at school or in the community. Instead, stay calm and patient as you both navigate this new lifestyle, avoiding negative language as much as possible when discussing topics related to your child's allergies, even during times of high stress or frustration.

Managing Symptoms and Treatments

The care team at our allergy clinic in Milwaukee, WI, will help develop a treatment plan specific to your child. It will be important for you to remain consistent with implementation at home to keep your child's allergy symptoms at bay and reduce any potential harm. Preparation is essential in managing symptoms and preventing allergy attacks, and your child should be part of this planning process as much as possible. Help your child to be able to recognize their allergy signs and symptoms and know what to do in case of an allergy attack.

Support From Professionals

Dealing with your child's allergies can be scary and overwhelming, but Dr. Arce-Garzon and Dr. Casaclang of Best Care Family Health Center, your allergy clinic in Milwaukee, WI, are here to help! If you would like additional resources or have questions about your child's allergies, give us a call today at (414) 282-5810.

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