Dr. Marc Connery and our team at BYP Kids want you to know about the importance of allergy testing in Hobart, IN – especially for children. Since allergies in children are rising across the U.S., it's more important than ever to find out what's causing your child's respiratory problems.
Children and Allergies
Allergies can develop in children at any time and at any age. The faster you can get your child's allergies identified and treated, the quicker you'll see an improvement in your child's quality of life. Some of the symptoms you should be on the lookout for include:
- Persistent coughing, sneezing, congestion, or runny nose
- Skin rashes
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Labored breathing
- Frequent sinus infections
- Upset stomach
A variety of irritants can trigger allergies. Food, pollen, grass, weeds, rubber latex, animal dander and dust mites are just a few of the common allergy triggers in children. If you suspect your child is at risk for developing allergies, schedule your allergy testing in Hobart, IN, with us today.
What to Do Before an Appointment
To help your doctor see if any patterns are developing, keep a log of your child's symptoms. Keeping a log will also help your doctor determine which allergy tests to perform to help narrow down any specific allergies.
For example, if your child has an adverse reaction to certain foods, your doctor can test for food allergies. If your child has cold-like symptoms, logging those symptoms can help the doctor determine whether or not the symptoms are the result of a common respiratory condition and potentially rule out the need for allergy testing.
The type of allergy your child might have will determine how many tests your doctor needs to perform. In many cases, children might need more than one test to determine their level of allergies. Some of the tests doctors perform include a skin prick test, food allergy test, blood test or a patch test.
To learn more about the types of allergy testing in Hobart, IN, we perform at BYP Kids, schedule a consultation with Dr. Connery and our team today by calling (219) 940-9605.