Allergies in Children

Allergy arises due to various reasons. It can happen through various airborne substances which we inhale through our mouth and nose everyday. Many of these particles start to irritate the sinuses and this can lead to allergies in children. For instance, pollen is a small particle which is released by flowering plant. This pollen enters our body when we are breathing. The mucus present in sinuses ambushes that dirt as a defense mechanism. This helps to prevent it from entering our lungs.

However, with pollens the mucus cannot cope. Over a period of time, pollen allergens prevent the mucus from draining. This accumulates and becomes a breeding ground for viruses and bacteria. With this, there are nasal blocks and infections in body.

How do allergens affect your body?
Over a span of time, ragweed and pollen can cause severe allergies. Hay Fever is a serious problem. Hay fever starts with ragweed and pollen allergy. However, it is often ignored because the symptoms are very similar. If this is not cured on time, it can lead to major problems and disorders in the body.

Other allergens that can lead to sinus inflammation are dirt, pollution, animal hair, food particles, cloth fibers, dead insects’ remains and wastes.

What time of the year is most favourable for allergies?
The environment surrounding us can create allergy and problems associated with that at any time of the year. Most sinus allergies occur in spring, during late summer and also in early fall seasons. During this period of time, the air is dry and moisture free. It creates the right time for airborne particles like pollen and ragweed to flow in the air. This is a period when you are exposed to diseases concerned with allergies. These allergies end with the starting if winter.

What are the symptoms of allergy?
There are various symptoms of allergy. Some of them are common like cold and sneezing. It could also be itching nose, sore throat, bad breath, watery eyes, and postnasal drips, loss of taste and smell and excess coughing. This is particularly in the night. These symptoms can lead to fatigue and can make the person weak all the time.

If any behavioral changes are noticed or if there are mind disturbances, headache or eyesight problems which are not cured in long time, infection can spread and lead to other allergic problems.

What are the precautionary measures to be taken?
Usually symptoms of allergies can be lessened through a completely natural irrigation process. You can take some precautionary measures when you are prone to allergy. When you are moving in pollution, you should take precautions like wearing a mask to prevent the harmful pollutants form entering your body through your nose. It is also important to maintain hygiene and washing your hands very often with antiseptic. This can prevent some allergy or infection that can be caused to you.