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what is the cause of environmental allergies in young children?

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
Air-borne allergies: Environmental allergies affect your respiratory system including the nose, sinuses, eyes and if severe, the lung. Thus, symptoms are nasal congestion, sinus pressure, teary and itchy eyes, cough, wheezing, physical activity limitation and difficulty breathing if you have asthma.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it possible that i take a child with environmental allergies outside?

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
That's the goal : Depending on what your child is allergic to and how well his allergies are treated. The goal of treatment is to let him do things that he would not otherwise can't. During winter time like right now, there are not many allergens outside so it is probably fine to let him go outside. If he has asthma, cold air can exacerbate his symptoms. We allergist are specialized in treating those conditions.

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