Does Your Child Have Hidden Allergies?

Most people regard allergic reactions as the typical presentation of asthma attacks, fits of sneezing and nasal congestion, runny or puffy eyes or skin rashes. There are, however, many other ways in which allergens can physically manifest themselves. Persistent headaches Hot or cold shivers but without any physical change in …

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Asthma in Children and Exposure to Dust

Traditional thinking says that to protect your children from developing asthma, you should keep a spotless house. Well, there’s good news for busy parents everywhere – current research contradicts old school thinking. In fact, babies who are the least likely to develop asthma by the age of four are those …

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Allergies to Bathing Products

A rising number of children suffer from allergies and some of the key culprits include commonly used products, such as bubble bath, soaps or sun care lotions. Most of these types of allergies come in the form of skin reactions – rashes, eczema, spots, irritation or even blisters. They’re painful, …

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Nut Allergies in Children

If your child or a child in your care suffers from nut allergies, then you need to be fully aware of how it affects them and how to minimise the risk. Research suggests that up to a quarter of a million children in the UK, or about one in 50 …

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Coealic Disease and Avoiding Gluten

About one in 100 people in the UK have coeliac disease, this figure includes adults and children, and many more may be yet to be fully diagnosed. Although coeliac disease is often thought to be a form of food intolerance or allergy, this is not the case. In fact, coeliac …

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Dealing With Allergies to Medications

Medications are usually given to sick children to make them better, but if your child suffers from an allergy to certain medications, then the effect could be far from welcome. In the case of allergies to medications, you may need to take various precautions to ensure your child is kept …

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Anaphylaxis: What You Need to Know

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction which needs to be treated immediately. If your child, or a child in your care, is known to suffer from anaphylaxis, here’s a guideline to what you need to know and how you should react if it occurs. Some people who suffer from certain …

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Indoor Pollution and Allergies

Most allergy specialists around the world now agree that indoor air pollution is one of the most significant causes of asthma attacks and other allergic responses in children. The greatest contributors to poor indoor air quality for allergy sufferers are; Dust mites and their droppings Animal hair Chemicals used around …

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Coping with Pollen Allergies

Everyone is familiar with grass pollen allergy, or hay fever as it is commonly known. The symptoms are plain to see. Sneezing, itchy, red eyes, runny nose and sometimes a bad attack can Trigger Asthma. Most of the antihistamine manufacturers target hay fever sufferers as their main market with pictures …

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Hyperactivity and Salicylates in Food

There has been much talk in the press about hyperactive toddlers and children, and it is easy for parents to wrongly label a naturally lively and energetic child as suffering from hyperactivity, especially when they are going through the Terrible Twos. The benchmark should always be whether a toddler is …

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