If your child has an allergy, early diagnosis lets them enjoy the best quality of life possible. In particular, discovering food allergies early is essential for your child’s health. The team at Pediatric Medical Associates, located in Sacramento and Folsom, California, are experts at childhood allergies. Call today or schedule your consultation online so your child can get the allergy treatment they need.
Many allergies begin with symptoms that are easy to overlook, such as sneezing, a runny nose, watery eyes, and itchy skin. If not caught early, they can cause your child unnecessary suffering.
Any child can develop allergies. The exact causes of many allergies are unknown, although some tend to run in the family. If you suspect your child has an allergic reaction or condition, bring them to the experts at Pediatric Medical Associates.
The highly experienced pediatricians can spot allergies quickly because they know exactly what to look for. They can then confirm the diagnosis through a standard physical examination, a review of your child’s medical history, and simple tests. Common allergies include:
In case of a severe allergic reaction to food, insect bites, stings, or medication, bring your child in immediately. In case of emergencies, Pediatric Medical Associates always has a doctor available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including all holidays.
Treatment for pediatric allergies takes many forms, including medication, allergy avoidance, and allergy shots. Allergy medication depends on the condition and can include oral medicine (antihistamines), nose sprays for nasal decongestion, eye drops, or skin creams.
More importantly, your provider can recommend steps to avoid allergic reactions. You may need to change your child’s diet, improve indoor air quality at home, or change the places you visit if they have a lot of airborne pollen.
Remember that your child may be unable to recognize or talk about their medical issues. That’s why it’s essential to work with a highly perceptive pediatrician who will calm your child, comfort them, and use diagnosis and treatment methods that offer the least discomfort.
This is particularly vital in children with painful allergic conditions such as eczema. The Pediatric Medical Associates team believes in going the extra mile to ensure the best treatment possible in a friendly environment.
Allergies don’t have to lead to suffering. The right treatment can manage many common allergies to reduce pain, and some can even go into remission. Call the office today or reach out online to let the Pediatric Medical Associates team help you get your child the treatment and care they need to live a full and happy life.