Is My Baby Sick Or Do They Have Allergies?
Spring is in the air and with it comes the dreaded allergies. But can babies get spring allergies? The answer is yes! Babies can get seasonal allergies just like adults, but the symptoms might be different.
Recognizing Allergy Symptoms
For many parents, knowing exactly what is wrong with their little one can cause a great deal of anxiety. The most common symptoms of spring allergies in babies are sneezing, a runny nose, and itchy eyes. In some cases, babies may also have a rash or hives. If your baby is experiencing any of these symptoms, it's important to see a doctor right away.
How Can I Treat My Baby’s Allergies?
There are many different ways to treat baby allergies. Some common treatments include antihistamines, decongestants, and general avoidance of allergens. It's important to work with your pediatric allergist to find the best treatment for your baby.
“If there is a family history of allergies your baby could have allergies as well, even as an infant,” says Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia’s Dr. Hurwitz.
It's also important to help your baby avoid things that may trigger their allergies. Some common triggers include pollen, dust, and pet dander. You can help keep your baby away from these things by keeping them inside when the pollen count is high, vacuuming regularly, and keeping your pets out of the bedroom.
Pediatric Allergy Treatment in Georgia
As parents, we understand that your number one goal is to make sure your child is healthy and happy. At Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia, our goal is to help you detect your little one’s allergy symptoms and find an individualized treatment plan that works from the start.
To book a new appointment with our pediatric board-certified specialists, contact us online or over the phone at: (770) 459-0620