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My 2 year old daughter has been diagnosed with atopy? How can we get her "used" to things so she won't react?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Definitions matter

Atopy just means she has the tendency to become allergic as shown by early allergy related problems.
Like getting sunburned easily, this is a tendency you are born with.There are things you learn to do to manage symptoms.Being aware can lead to early recognition of various issues, but you don't change atopy. Allergists can sometimes desensitize a kid to specific things, but the tendency remains.

In brief: Definitions matter

Atopy just means she has the tendency to become allergic as shown by early allergy related problems.
Like getting sunburned easily, this is a tendency you are born with.There are things you learn to do to manage symptoms.Being aware can lead to early recognition of various issues, but you don't change atopy. Allergists can sometimes desensitize a kid to specific things, but the tendency remains.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Allergist

If you truly want to desensitize her to allergic stimuli, then she should see a pediatric allergist who can test her to see what she is allergic to and then devise a desensitization plan with you.

In brief: Allergist

If you truly want to desensitize her to allergic stimuli, then she should see a pediatric allergist who can test her to see what she is allergic to and then devise a desensitization plan with you.
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Dr. Christopher Abel
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