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Common Allergies In Children

Children are allergic to various things that may cause sneezing, coughing or wheezing. Do you wish to know the common allergies in children? How about knowing seasonal allergies in children? Few most common allergies in children would include dust mites, food allergies, pollen allergies, molds, cockroaches, pets, etc.

Do you find your child sneezing, coughing or wheezing very often? Does your child have problems digesting certain foods? If your answer is a “yes” to these questions, chances are that your child is allergic to certain substances.

What are allergies? They are simply the overreaction or hypersensitive reaction of the immune system towards substances that are normally not harmful to the majority of people. Below are a few common allergies found in children.

Common allergies in children:

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1. Dust mites:

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Dust mites top the list of allergens. You can find them in your carpet, bedding, and almost anywhere in the house. They are not visible to the naked eye. Dead skin cells are shed from our body on a daily basis and the dust mites feast on the dead skin cells.

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2. Food allergies:

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The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology recently conducted a study and found that nearly 8% of the kids in the United States suffer from food allergies. Foods that cause allergies in children include cow’s milk, eggs, seafood, shellfish, peanuts, soy, and wheat. It was found  that approximately 1 to 7.5% of children are allergic to cow’s milk as well as cow milk-based formulas.

3. Molds:

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These are fungi and grow in places that are warm and moist. You can find them both indoors as well outdoors. Molds can be seen indoors in places like the kitchen sink, bathrooms, damp basements, etc. Outdoors, you can find mold in rotten leaves, near drainages, etc. Certain molds are seasonal while some of them can be around throughout the year.

4. Pollens:

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Pollen allergy is also called as hay fever. Few children are allergic to pollen from trees, weeds or grasses. This allergy is in general seasonal as they are activated when trees pollinate.

5. Cockroaches:

Children are allergic to cockroaches too. Children who live in places that are infested by cockroaches have a higher probability of getting asthma.

6. Pets:

A great majority of families love keeping pets, however, these pets may be a major contributor of allergies in children. 

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Comments (8)

Quite clear and well written.

Janette Lennox

Informative article. Allergies can come from many sources. It is good to be aware of ways to prevent rather than cure them.

JIMMY SHILAHO

This is a very informative entry.

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Very well presented!

Interestingly enough I read that kids kept in homes with 2 or more pets have fewer problems with Asthma, kids in homes with more chemical use - cleaning supplies - overly clean homes - have more problems. of course Asthma and allergies are not the same thing, good info. I was the oldest and had no allergies - my sister next to me had many BUT she really wanted a dog - so took allergy shots 2x a week just to keep a dog.

CA Johnson

Your article was really informative. I had no idea that children could be allergic to roaches. I also didn't know that roaches could lead to asthma.

Very useful article for lots of people out there who have allergies... including my kids. Thanks!

This is a very informative piece and can be a useful resource for parents with young children. Thanks for the share. Monica on FB.

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