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Doctor insights on: Kids With Allergies

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Are snakes a good choice for kids with allergies?

Are snakes a good choice for kids with allergies?

Depends: The aap (american academy of pediatrics) and cdc (center for disease control) do not recommend reptiles in the home with children under 5 years of age or in homes with people who have weakened immune systems to prevent the spread of salmonella. Over 5 years old, is debatable. However, regardless, always wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after contact with reptiles (or any animal). ...Read more

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I'm worried because my kid with allergies almost got bit, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my kid with allergies almost got bit, what do you suggest?

Confusing question: You make a vague statement about allergies and bites, but do not provide any data that links the two issues. If the kid has major reactions to the biting insect you should carry an emergency kit with epinephrine. These are available by prescription.If your question is about something else, start over and ask a clear one.Questions are not linked on the site. ...Read more

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Do kids with allergies ever need tonsils removed?

Do kids with allergies ever need tonsils removed?

Rarely: Some may benefit from tonsillectomy if they develop sleep apnea symptoms in early to middle childhood. Most allergic kids will not. ...Read more

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Do kids with allergies and eczema rashes have anything extra to worry about when getting childhood vaccinations?

Do kids with allergies and eczema rashes have anything extra 
to worry about when getting childhood vaccinations?

Not specificly: Decades ago when we gave the smallpox vaccine we didn't give it to kids with eczema & advised vaccinated people to avoid getting around them. The flu vaccine is avoided for those kids with major reactions to eggs. Otherwise, there are few if any issues with the newer vaccines. ...Read more

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8 yr kid - bad allergies , I gave her Flonase. Had a nosebleed. Stopped it , had another bleed a few days later .Are nosebleeds sign of cancer?

8 yr kid - bad allergies , I gave her Flonase. Had a nosebleed.  Stopped it , had another bleed a few days later .Are nosebleeds sign of cancer?

Unlikely: To be clear, yes, nosebleeds are a potential sign of cancer, but rare in a child that age and with other more likely cause. Flonase can easily dry out the lining of the nasal passages - this is a common side effect. Allergies can also do this. It is important to keep the nasal passages moist. Many have swabbed Vaseline in the nasal passages with a Q-tip or used nasal saline with great results. ...Read more

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My kid has mosquitoes allergy so can u suggest any permanent solution for my 6yrs old baby boy?

My kid has mosquitoes allergy so can u suggest any permanent solution for my 6yrs old baby boy?

Insect repellent: There is not much that can be done, you need to make sure he is covered with insect repellent once he is outside. ...Read more

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What foods can't a kid with milk allergy eat?

What foods can't a kid with milk allergy eat?

Any dairy: Read lables & avoid food that contains any of the following ingredients: milk (derivative, protein, solids), cream, cheese, butter, buttermilk, butter fat, dry milk solids, whey (delactosed, demineralized, protein concentrate), artificial butter flavor, casein, caseinates (ammonium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, or sodium), curds, lactose, lactalbumin phosphate, lactoferrin. ...Read more

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Why is it that there are so many kids with peanut allergies nowadays?

Why is it that there are so many kids with peanut allergies nowadays?

Peanut allergy: Many more foods have peanut or peanut oil in its contents. Secondly we have become more knowledgeable about making a diagnosis. Thirdly there is more publicity about peanut allergy. ...Read more

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My almost 21 mo old is sneezing and has watery eyes much like my older kids' allergies. Is a smaller dose of Claritin (loratadine) okay for her? It's bad day/night

My almost 21 mo old is sneezing and has watery eyes much like my older kids' allergies. Is a smaller dose of Claritin (loratadine) okay for her? It's bad day/night

Remove the allergen: She may have perennial allergies to pets or dust mites. It would be best not to use systemic medication in such a young infant. Try to find out what her allergies are (have the older ones been tested?) and remove the allergen from the environment. ...Read more

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