5 reasons to test your child’s allergies
Does your child get a runny nose after playing outside or itchy after playing with your new puppy? It might be time to get your child tested for allergies.
Worldwide sensitivity to common allergens among school children is approaching 40% to 50%, according to the World Allergy Organization (WAO).
Allergies are a major cause of illness in the United States. Up to 50 million Americans, including millions of kids, have some type of allergy. In fact, allergies cause about 2 million missed school days each year.
Allergy symptoms vary greatly in nature and severity, from mildly annoying to life-threatening. Allergy symptoms like sneezing, coughing, shortness of breath, dry skin, itching and more, can affect sleep quality, diet, school performance and general well-being.
Testing for your child’s allergies gives you answers. You aren’t constantly wondering, is it the new puppy? Is it the spring pollen? Is it grandma’s cat? Testing takes the mystery out of allergy symptoms.
By testing for allergies, you are better able to control symptoms through avoidance.
For example, if an allergy test shows your child is allergic to dust mites, you might remove the wall-to-wall carpet from their bedroom or get allergen encasings for their bed and pillows to help reduce dust mite exposure.
Allergy testing arms you with knowledge about your child’s allergy triggers, so you can properly avoid and treat allergy symptoms.
Since allergy symptoms overlap with those of a cold and COVID-19, it’s helpful to know as much as possible about your child’s allergies. This will help diagnose allergies or more serious infections.
By testing for your child’s allergies, you’ll be better able to treat them.
Let’s say your child is allergic to spring pollen. After you test and diagnose these triggers, you can stock your medicine cabinet weeks before allergy season. The school nurse is made aware, and your child is better prepared for possible allergy symptoms.
Once you’ve tested your child for allergies, you can pursue more allergy treatments, like allergy immunotherapy.
By exposing the body to small amounts of the allergen over time, allergy immunotherapy builds up your child’s resistance to an allergen.
Immunotherapy addresses the root cause of your condition, while antihistamines, sprays, steroids and inhalers help you temporarily with symptoms.
Allergy immunotherapy is typically available in the form of allergy shots in the doctor’s office, but Curex offers allergy immunotherapy at home with a prescription, taken sublingually.
Curex allergy immunotherapy uses best-in-class modern technology to gently desensitize your child’s immune system to common triggers with controlled, doctor-supervised dosing.
Once you know the culprit allergens that cause symptoms for your child, you can take steps, such as starting allergy immunotherapy, to significantly curb symptoms.