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What are common symptoms of allergies in children?

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Many kids have allergies. As a parent, you'll want to know what to expect. For instance, if your child has a mild allergy, such as hay fever, you can expect symptoms such as:

These symptoms can make your child feel bad, but it's not life-threatening.

  • Watery, runny eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Nasal congestion

SOURCES:

CDC: "Food Allergy Among U.S. Children: Trends in Prevalence and Hospitalizations."

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Allergy Statistics."

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Anaphylaxis."

Krouse, J., Derebery, M., Chadwick, S. . 1st ed., Saunders Elsevier, 2007. Managing the Allergic Patient

Rudders, S. , April 2010. Pediatrics

World Allergy Organization: "Anaphylaxis."

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on October 11, 2017

SOURCES:

CDC: "Food Allergy Among U.S. Children: Trends in Prevalence and Hospitalizations."

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Allergy Statistics."

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Anaphylaxis."

Krouse, J., Derebery, M., Chadwick, S. . 1st ed., Saunders Elsevier, 2007. Managing the Allergic Patient

Rudders, S. , April 2010. Pediatrics

World Allergy Organization: "Anaphylaxis."

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on October 11, 2017

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