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Allergies are an abnormal immune response to substances that are normally harmless to others.
These substances are known as allergens and can range from food to things in the environment.
The abnormal immune responses are also known as hypersensitivity reactions. This occurs when the body procedures antibiotics known as IgE in response to allergen exposure.
The tendency to get allergies are often hereditary however this does not indicate that your child will definitely get your specific allergies. It just means that they are more prone to getting allergies if you have a history of allergies.
In different places there are different environmental allergens. In Singapore, the common environmental allergens are:
The most common food allergens include:
Allergy manifests in different ways.
Skin allergy: They can have rashes, itchiness and swelling of the lips and eyes
Nasal allergy: This is also known as allergic rhinitis. They can present with sneezing, itchy eyes, blocked nose and sneezing.
Asthma: This can present with wheezing, shortness of breath, cough and difficulty in breathing.
Most of the time, a good clinical history will give an indication of allergies. Sometimes tests such as skin prick test may be needed to determine the type of allergen.
Depending on how the allergies manifest, there are specific treatment methods.
Most of the time, allergen avoidance is necessary. If environmental allergens cannot be avoided, medications such as anithistamines, eye drops or nasal sprays maybe necessary.
In select groups of individuals, immunotherapy maybe required.
For more information about allergic rhinitis and its treatment, click here.
Your ENT doctor will first take a look at your medical history, find out more about the symptoms you’re experiencing and thereafter perform a thorough physical examination. This may include certain procedures such as flexible nasoendoscopy (a look into your nasal passages with a tiny camera). Your issues will be addressed and a suitable treatment plan will be devised for you.
Always talk to your child to prepare them for their ENT visit. Find out more about the issues they’re experiencing so that you can assist them in helping the ENT doctor understand their condition. Do bring along a list of their old medications and health booklet.
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