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Allergy prevention tips for Roswell, Georgia parents

Posted on 01-20-2015

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Understanding and avoiding problematic childhood allergies is an important topic for all parents. From food allergies, to bee stings and reactions to cat or dog dander, allergic reactions can range from just an annoyance to potentially life-threatening events for young children. Allergies can remain dormant for months or years prior to becoming active and causing a wide variety of childhood medical issues.

It is important to realize that if a parent or grandparent suffered from certain allergies, it is likely their child or grandchild will be more susceptible to those same triggers. This article will offer parents and teachers tips as to how they can help lessen or prevent the development of childhood allergies.

Food allergies

Nationwide, an estimated three million young children suffer from one or more food allergies. The most common of these are a negative reaction to nuts, particularly peanuts, eggs, soy, shellfish, and wheat. How can parents prevent such allergies from manifesting? Avoiding food allergies completely is not truly possible, especially when there is a genetic link to a parent or other relative who suffers with problematic triggers. However, a parent can pinpoint and identify allergens by slowly introducing their child to potentially problematic foods into his or her diet. When doing this, you are taking a proactive step prior to an allergic reaction in public or at school that might be harmful or life threatening.

Nasal allergies

Childcare experts cite nasal allergies as being the most common. Common violators include dust mites, mold, and pet dander. Parents need to be vigilant against potential sources of nasal allergies by dusting and vacuuming often, cleaning “dust collectors” such as window blinds, keeping pet dander controlled, and having the air duct system cleaned. Symptoms of nasal allergies include a runny or itchy nose, frequent sneezing, and red eyes.

The childcare team at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of East Roswell, Georgia, invites you to visit our preschool facilities that complement our acclaimed educational programs. Contact us today to schedule a visit and see what we can offer your child as the first step for the best start towards lifelong academic success. 

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