Understanding Allergies in Children

What Are Allergies?
 
Causes of Allergies in Children:
Allergies in children can have various causes, including:
1. Genetics: Children with a family history of allergies are more likely to develop allergies themselves.
2. Environmental Factors: Exposure to allergens such as pollen, dust mites, pet dander, or mold can trigger allergic reactions.
3. Immune System Sensitivity: Some children have an overactive immune 
system that reacts strongly to allergens, leading to allergy symptoms.
4. Early Exposure to Allergens: Early exposure to certain allergens, such as peanuts or dust mites, may increase the risk of developing allergies later in life.
Signs and Symptoms of Allergies in Children:
Recognizing the signs of allergies in children is essential for early intervention. 
 
Common symptoms include:
– Sneezing
– Runny or stuffy nose
– Itchy or watery eyes
– Coughing
– Wheezing
– Shortness of breath
– Skin rashes or hives
– Swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
– Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea (in the case of food allergies)

Why See an ENT Doctor?
Consulting with an ENT doctor is crucial for children with allergies for several reasons:

1. Accurate Diagnosis: An ENT specialist can conduct allergy testing, including skin prick tests or blood tests, to identify specific allergens triggering your child’s symptoms.

2. Customized Treatment Plan: Based on the allergy diagnosis, an ENT doctor can develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your child’s needs, which may include:
   – Avoidance measures to minimize exposure to allergens
   – Medications such as antihistamines, nasal corticosteroids, or immunotherapy (Vaccine)
   – Allergy management strategies for asthma or eczema

3. Prevention of Complications: Untreated allergies can lead to complications such as recurrent sinus infections, asthma exacerbations, or impaired quality of life. An ENT doctor can provide appropriate treatment to prevent these complications and improve your child’s overall health and well-being.

4. Educational Support: An ENT doctor can educate you and your child about allergy triggers, symptom management, and emergency procedures in case of severe allergic reactions.

Conclusion:
Allergies are common in children and can cause a range of symptoms that affect their health and quality of life. Consulting with an ENT doctor is essential for accurate diagnosis, personalized treatment, and prevention of complications associated with allergies. If you suspect that your child has allergies or if they are experiencing allergy symptoms such as sneezing, nasal congestion, or difficulty breathing, consider scheduling an appointment with an ENT specialist. By seeking timely intervention, you can help your child manage their allergies effectively and enjoy a healthier, more comfortable life.
Allergies are common in children and can cause a range of symptoms that affect their daily life. From sneezing and itching to nasal congestion and difficulty breathing, allergies can have a significant impact on a child’s health and well-being. Seeking guidance from an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctor is essential to identify and manage allergies effectively. Let’s explore what allergies are, their causes, symptoms, and why consulting with an ENT doctor is crucial for children with allergies.

Pang Xin Yi
Pang Xin Yi
I consult Dr Pang for various issues - from nose bleed to chronic hives to ear block. He is always very thorough in his work. Dr Pang is very easy to talk to, and always tries to understand not just your condition, but your medical history and the environment you live and work in. He asked thorough questions about my medical and lifestyle history, carried out allergen tests to narrow down possible causes and gave very detailed advice on how to manage my hives condition. Appointment times are also adhered to (give and take 10-15min allowance which I find totally acceptable). Dr Pang also shares treatment options openly but always left it to my own discretion to pick the one I am most comfortable with. I also appreciate his staff for always being friendly and patient, and giving clear instructions when I had tests to take. It’s hard to find a clinic these days where you could have a comfortable and relaxed visit so I am glad that I found them.
Vijesh Kishore
Vijesh Kishore
Dr. Pang Yoke Teen with his pleasing personality and quick diagnosis and great advise thinking always the best for the patient . One of the few doctors who believe in giving less medicines the minimal required and the clinic staff is very helpful, efficient and caring and accommodative
Oriana De Saint Priest
Oriana De Saint Priest
I had a very good experience with Dr Pang YT and can highly recommend him for his professionalism
Poh Wee Koon
Poh Wee Koon
Been visiting Dr Pang for allergy-related issues for a year and counting. The service is always prompt and friendly, and treatment as well as symptom management has been great. Appointments are not too hard to get, and picking up of medication is easy too. All good and a nice, friendly place to seek help at.
Stefan Andersson
Stefan Andersson
I’ve had a very good experience at Dr Pang’s clinic. I had concerns around sleep apnea and Dr Pang identified that I was suffering from a lot of different allergies and food sensitivities. Now I’m getting treated for some of these allergies and it has improved my life quality a lot which I’m so grateful for. Him and his team of nurses are also super friendly and down to earth so it’s always a nice experience visiting the clinic as well! Highly recommended.
Elizabeth Lee
Elizabeth Lee
First visit to Dr Pang was almost 10 years ago where he treated my extremely severe allergic rhinitis. My allergies were so bad that I would get attacks triggered every single day in normal environments. Ever since the treatment I have probably only experienced allergy attacks less than 5 times in the past 10 years, and those times I can pinpoint were in dusty conditions. Thank you Dr Pang for changing my life for the better!! Will always be grateful to you and your clinic :)
Aditi Mann
Aditi Mann
Thank you Dr Pang Yoke Teen for helping me to cope with my allergies! I went to Dr Pang after suffering from severe allergies for several years. My nose congestion and eye irritation would completely ruin my quality of life. At the first consultation Dr Pang was able to diagnose the problem and prescribed the necessary medication. I started to feel better after taking the medication for just a couple of days. I have been under Dr Pang’s care for more than 6 months now and I have almost forgotten what it is to have an allergy! A special mention for Sheila and the other staff who also make the experience to the clinic an easy and comfortable one - thank you too!
Shao Wei Tan
Shao Wei Tan
I’ve had a sensitive nose and sinus issues since childhood. After consulting Dr Pang, I went for a surgery and on a course of immunotherapy. It just works — I almost never get runny / blocked nose anymore unless I’m actually sick!
Derrick Tan
Derrick Tan
Had issues with allergies for a really long time and Dr Pang came up with an effective treatment plan which includes immunotherapy. Feeling better now

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