Allergic rhinitis is one of the most common allergic diseases in children. The main symptoms of allergic rhinitis are a cold, itchy nose, stuffy nose, and sneezing one after the other. Families may not know what to do if they have symptoms of rhinitis. In this article, we wrote about what families should do if their children have symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
Symptoms of allergic rhinitis are itchy nose, runny nose, stuffy nose, and sneezing one after the other. There are many other symptoms as well.
What Should I Do If My Child Has Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis?
Families with symptoms of allergic rhinitis in their children should take their children to a pediatric allergist (Pediatric Immunology and Allergic Diseases Specialist). Because a child with allergic rhinitis symptoms should be examined and allergy tests should be done to make the diagnosis. If the correct diagnosis is made, the symptoms of rhinitis can be controlled with the right drugs. It is revealed what he is allergic to and how to protect himself and whether allergy vaccination is required.
If there are signs of allergic rhinitis in children, it is useful to take them to a pediatric allergist. Because;
- Pediatric Allergy Specialists (now called Pediatric Immunology and Allergy Diseases Specialist) are doctors who have received a Pediatric Immunology and Allergy Specialist diploma by receiving special training on allergic rhinitis and allergic diseases seen from birth to 18 years of age, and are also Pediatric Health and Diseases Specialists.
- The only specialists trained in allergy testing and evaluation in children are pediatric allergists.
- Pediatric allergy specialists should take the decision of whether allergy testing should be done, evaluated, and whether allergy vaccination is required and plan the treatment. Otherwise, it may cause misdiagnosis and treatment.
As a result;
Parents with symptoms of allergic rhinitis in their children should take their children to a pediatric allergist for the diagnosis of allergic rhinitis.