Allergies are more common among children than many parents realize, but with an early diagnosis and treatment, many of the most harmful complications can be prevented. One of the best methods to do just that is through allergy testing with our pediatrician. You can learn more about allergies and treatment by reaching out to Dr. Turner Lewis of Children's Medical Clinics in Kaufman, TX.
What Types of Allergies Are There?
Children can be affected by a variety of different allergies, some can affect their breathing, manifest on their skin, and allergens can be present in the food that they eat.
What Are Allergens?
Anything that can trigger an allergic reaction in the body is usually considered an allergen, and these can include certain foods, pet dander, and pollen, to name a few.
What Is an Allergic Reaction?
The immune system is usually very good at detecting potential threats, as well as fighting them. But an allergic reaction occurs when the immune system reacts to a typically normal substance, an allergen, and reacts to it as if it were a threat. This overreaction can cause symptoms that can negatively impact your child's health.
How Are Allergies Treated?
The first step to helping your child find relief from allergies is to visit our pediatrician for allergy testing if you are concerned or have noticed any allergy symptoms.
Allergy skin testing is a common method for determining what allergens can cause an allergic reaction in your child. Their doctor may also test for asthma and other respiratory conditions.
Treatment can then be tailored to your child's specific health needs, which can include the use of medication, lifestyle changes, and strategies to help avoid exposure to allergens.
Allergy Testing in Kaufman, TX
If you are interested in allergy testing you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Lewis of Children's Medical Clinics by dialing (972) 932-1319. Our practice also serves these counties: Dallas, Ellis, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Rains, Rockwall, Wood, and Van Zandt.