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Can I take a child with allergies outside?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Allergist

Allergy affects 20-30% of americans.
Don't create a neurosis over this. I agree that some allergies are bad enough to need treatment from an allergist or your gp but only rarely requires isolation.

In brief: Allergist

Allergy affects 20-30% of americans.
Don't create a neurosis over this. I agree that some allergies are bad enough to need treatment from an allergist or your gp but only rarely requires isolation.
Dr. Stevan Cordas
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Great answer! I agree 100%
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In brief: Allergies

Yes! allergies can be controlled with antihistamines or nasal sprays.
Allergy shots can also help control symptoms. But avoiding allergens is also extremely helpful, by that you can use a hepa filter in your home to decrease allergen exposure, decrease dust by getting rid of or minimizing dust carriers like stuffed animals, carpet and curtains.

In brief: Allergies

Yes! allergies can be controlled with antihistamines or nasal sprays.
Allergy shots can also help control symptoms. But avoiding allergens is also extremely helpful, by that you can use a hepa filter in your home to decrease allergen exposure, decrease dust by getting rid of or minimizing dust carriers like stuffed animals, carpet and curtains.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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In brief: Absolutely

There is no reason not to.
The allergies can be treated with otc medications. If they do not work, you can discuss the use of nasal steroid sprays with your doctor.

In brief: Absolutely

There is no reason not to.
The allergies can be treated with otc medications. If they do not work, you can discuss the use of nasal steroid sprays with your doctor.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Thomas Klein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Yes

If a child is allergic to dust then it would be better to keep the windows open and fresh air outside would be fine.
Even if your child were allergic to outdoor pollens there are medicines which can be used to enable your child to go outside and lead a normal life of a child. As an allergist I have never had to restrict a child's activities to the indoors because of allergies. Good luck.

In brief: Yes

If a child is allergic to dust then it would be better to keep the windows open and fresh air outside would be fine.
Even if your child were allergic to outdoor pollens there are medicines which can be used to enable your child to go outside and lead a normal life of a child. As an allergist I have never had to restrict a child's activities to the indoors because of allergies. Good luck.
Dr. Thomas Klein
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