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By Children's Medical Clinics of East Texas
November 22, 2021
Category: Child Health Care
Tags: Allergy  

If there’s a history of allergies in your family or if you notice symptoms of allergies to certain things, it’s important to talk to your child’s doctor about allergy testing and managing their allergies. Dr. C. Turner Lewis, your child’s pediatrician at Children’s Medical Clinics in Kaufman, TX, and serving Dallas, Ellis, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Rains, Rockwall, Wood, and Van Zandt Counties, TX, can help you understand when to get allergy testing for your child and how you can then help them manage those allergies to live a comfortable life.

Allergy Testing and Managing Allergies

There are different types of allergy testing that your child’s pediatrician serving Dallas, Ellis, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Rains, Rockwall, Wood, and Van Zandt Counties, TX, may recommend for your child. The most common type of allergy testing is allergy skin testing. This is safe for children five and up and can help confirm whether there’s an allergic reaction to something that your child may be touching, eating, or breathing in.

Once allergies have been confirmed, your child’s pediatrician can help you figure out the best way to help manage their allergies. Immunotherapy, or allergy shots, might be recommended to help lessen the severity of symptoms your child may experience when they’re exposed to an allergen. The best way to manage your child’s allergies is by helping them avoid specific allergens entirely. It’s also important to know exactly how to use an EpiPen in case of an emergency with your child so that you can help relieve their symptoms in a life-threatening situation.

Contact Your Child’s Pediatrician Today!

Help your child manage their allergies! Contact Dr. C. Turner Lewis, your child’s pediatrician at Children’s Medical Clinics in Kaufman, TX, and serving Dallas, Ellis, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Rains, Rockwall, Wood, and Van Zandt Counties, TX, to learn more about allergy testing and managing allergies. Call for more information today at (972) 932-1319.