Are you curious to know if your child or toddler has allergies? Talking to your pediatrician is the best way to determine if your child or toddler has allergies.
However, there are several common signs of allergies that can be seen in both kids and toddlers. Some of these signs include the types of symptoms your child is experiencing, the timing around when these symptoms occur, whether they are caused by indoor or seasonal allergies, and genetics. Read more below!
Running a fever is a cold symptom, not an allergy symptom. Allergy symptoms stick around longer than cold symptoms, which typically only last for 7 to 10 days.
Keep track of when your child is suffering to see what might be causing it – could it be indoor (year-round) or outdoor (seasonal) allergens?
Pollen allergies are seasonal, so if your child experiences the same symptoms at roughly the same time every year, keep track to narrow down what might be causing their symptoms.
If allergy triggers seem to be indoors, does it happen around pets or dust? Is there a difference between when they’re in school or daycare?
Research shows that if one parent has allergies, your child has up to a 50% chance of developing them. If both parents have allergies, your child’s risk for allergies shoots up to 80%*.
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*Source: Zave Chad. Allergies in children. Paediatr Child Health. 2001 Oct; 6(8): 555–566.