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Allergies (Child)

Allergies (Child): Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors, Prevention, Treatment | Singapore General Hospital

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When To Seek Help

Seek medication attention if your symptoms get worse over a few days, or if they do not improve with treatment. You should see a doctor at once if you suddenly develop severe or rapidly worsening symptoms such as:

  • swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat
  • wheezing, chest tightness, loud breathing, or trouble breathing
  • sweating, nausea, or vomiting
  • widespread rash

Treatment Options

The first and most important step in treatment is to identify and avoid your allergy triggers. Your doctor may also prescribe allergy medications to reduce your symptoms. The medication depends on the type of allergy and can be over-the-counter or prescription drugs in the form of oral medications, nasal sprays or eye drops.

In severe allergies, your doctor may suggest allergy shots. Also called immunotherapy, this treatment involves a series of injections of purified allergen extracts, given usually over a period of a few years.