Allergy Services & Support for Children
Allergies are the result of an inappropriate immune response or hypersensitivity reaction to a normally harmless substance that enters or comes into contact with the body. In more serious cases, allergies can result in life-threatening anaphylaxis, so it's important to seek the right diagnosis and support in order to proactively manage your child's allergy as soon as possible. Allergens can be found in food, drinks, the environment and if a child is allergic to a specific substance, their immune system will react negatively. This can cause a variation of symptoms as the body tries to defend itself against the harmful pathogens.
Discover the allergic conditions that Aneta can provide testing and support for below.
The most common food allergies include peanuts, tree nuts, fruits, fish, shellfish and eggs, but children can also have rarer food allergies. If you suspect your child is suffering from food allergy, it's best to get them tested using a skin prick test, in the first instance.
Gastrointestinal allergy is usually a manifestation of hypersensitivity to specific foods or drugs, which can cause a wide variation of uncomfortable symptoms such as nausea, pain in the abdomen or vomiting. Professional support is essential for diagnosing this type of debilitating gastrointestinal allergy.
Asthma is a very common condition which causes the airway to the lungs to become irritated and inflamed. Diagnostic services together with devising a solid treatment action plan are both essential for children who may be suffering from allergic asthma.
Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis is normally prominent in Spring, Summer and early Autumn, and is often caused by sensitivity to pollens from grass, trees, weeds and even mould. Consulting with an allergy specialist will help your child to identify their triggers and learn how to minimise the symptoms.
Acquiring an accurate clinical history, along with diagnostic testing for allergy is the most effective way to identify if a child is suffering from eczema, and how severe it is. Children with moderate to severe eczema are often more likely to suffer from associated allergies.
Perennial Allergic Rhinitis
The symptoms of Perennial Allergic Rhinitis are normally felt all year round. Common causes/triggers include dust mites, pet hair and mould. Symptoms include itching, swelling, sneezing and coughing to name a few. A specialist allergist will help you with diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management.