If your child is always sneezing and coughing, or they’ve developed a rash after eating a specific food, they could be suffering from allergies. While any child can develop allergies, they are more common in children whose families have a history of allergic reactions. At The Allergy and Asthma Center of Corpus Christi, we’ve helped hundreds of parents pinpoint their child’s allergies through our state-of-the-art allergy evaluations. If you suspect your child may have allergies, contact our allergy specialists today to schedule an appointment at our clinic.

dreamstime_xxl_23958659Common Allergy Symptoms & Triggers In Children

While there are many telltale signs your child could have allergies, some of the most common allergy symptoms in children include:

  • Constant sneezing and coughing
  • Your child itches their eyes often
  • Upset stomach

Without a professional allergy evaluation, it can be hard to pinpoint the cause of your child’s sniffling and sneezing. There are several different types of allergy triggers in children. Some of the most popular allergens include:

  • Tree pollen, plant pollen and insect bites or stings
  • Cigarette smoke, perfume and car exhaust
  • Pet or animal hair, dander, dust mites and mold
  • Foods such as peanuts, eggs and milk products

If you think your child could be allergic to any of the above allergens, contact the allergy specialists at The Allergy and Asthma Center of Corpus Christi today.

Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)

Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, is among the most common childhood ailment that is caused by allergies. Some of the most common symptoms of hay fever include a runny and itchy nose, sneezing, and nasal congestion.

Nasal Congestion

If your child is constantly sniffling due to nasal congestion, they may be suffering from allergies. Sometimes a child’s nose can be so congested that they can’t even breathe through their mouth, which can be very dangerous, especially for small kids.

Ear Infections

Did you know that allergies can lead to inflammation in the ear? This can cause fluid accumulation and increase your child’s risk of ear infections and earaches. If your child is constantly itching or grabbing their ears, contact an allergy specialist right away for testing and possible treatment.

If you live in Texas and need to bring your child to an allergy expert, schedule an appointment with The Allergy and Asthma Center of Corpus Christi today. We’ll help you pinpoint your child’s allergies so they can live a healthy and allergy-free life.