Allergy in children
Children are exposed to a rash, especially when the weather is dry, and if the rash persists and recurs continuously it may be classified and diagnosed as a skin allergy, and skin allergy is considered as one of the most common types followed by a food allergy, respiratory sensitivity, and the signal is only Skin allergies can occur at any age, but they are often more severe and common in young children.
With age, its severity will gradually decrease as the child ages, and skin allergies have health, psychological, and emotional effects on children, so they have many troublesome and tired symptoms that will be mentioned later in this article,
and therefore parents must always pay attention to any notes or abnormal changes in the skin The child, and in the event of any abnormal changes, care must be taken to treat it early, because treating it as soon as possible and taking precautionary measures to prevent it help prevent the return of symptoms again.
The causes of the emergence of sensitive skin in children
In his daily life, the child may be exposed to some environmental influences, or weather factors, and other factors such as; eating certain types of foods and drinks that could cause a skin allergic reaction to them. It should be noted that skin allergies may be linked to genetic factors;
Having a parent with an allergic reaction increases the chance of the child also having it, and there are many effects and factors that cause skin allergies in children.
Pollen from trees, herbs, and weeds, which are airborne. Foods and beverages; There are some types of foods and drinks that a child may be allergic to.
The poison coming from insect bites. Contact animal dander: e.g. Touching the dander of cats, dogs, horses, and rabbits.
Mold. Mites; Usually lives in bed, carpets, etc. Chemicals; Like some of the substances in care and cleaning products, shampoo. pharmaceutical; The child can feel allergic to certain types of medication, such as aspirin or penicillin.
Types of skin allergy in children
There are many types of allergies that may affect children,
each type may be linked to different causes, symptoms, and treatment methods. Below is a statement of some of these types:
Allergic Dermatitis: (Eczema)
It is a condition known as eczema, and there is about one in ten children with eczema. Eczema is known as an inflammatory skin condition characterized by a red rash that causes itching,
and it usually abounds in children between the ages of 1-5 years, and eczema can result from allergies. Food or environmental pollutants, and in some cases,
it can affect a child without any apparent cause.
Allergic Contact Dermatitis, which is a rash that appears immediately after touching an allergen; That is, the child suffers from an allergic reaction to a substance.
Just by touching it, his body will have an allergic reaction to it,
and he will have several symptoms such as the appearance of a rash and flaking of the skin.
Hives or urticaria: Hives are severe allergic reactions that can appear anywhere in the body, and appear as red bumps shortly after exposure to allergens.
The rash associated with humanity is characterized by its non-dry or crusting nature. It is accompanied by other symptoms in some cases such as difficulty breathing, and swelling of the mouth and face.
Symptoms of skin allergy
There are symptoms and signs of skin allergy in children,
and symptoms usually range from mild to severe, and once you notice that the child has a more than moderate allergic reaction or any disturbing symptoms, you should contact the specialist doctor.
In general, the most prominent symptoms that may indicate skin allergy can be mentioned as follows:
Mild or moderate symptoms:
Redness of the skin. Slight swelling. Obstruction and runny nose. Sneeze. Itchy or watery eyes. Bumps appear anywhere on the skin.
Swelling in the mouth or tongue Having trouble swallowing. difficulty breathing. Suffering from abdominal pain. Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Dizziness and fainting.