Seasonal allergies such as mold and pollen may not have a direct impact on a child's reaction to food allergy. The lapse in controlling allergies or asthma may result into severe reaction to a food allergy.
Here are some tips we want to share with you to help you mitigate the risks of food allergies due to seasonal allergies.
Stay indoors during early to mid-morning around 5 and 10 a.m.
Keep windows and doors closed, both during day and at night
Roll the car windows up and use the air conditioning with recirculating inside air
Schedule your outdoor activities when pollen levels are lower i.e. during late afternoon or after heavy rains
Take shower and change clothing after coming back from outdoors. Use cloth dryer to dry your clothes instead of the clothesline outside
Use air conditioner to keep cool at home, avoid using windows and attic fans as it can bring more pollen into your home
Peanuts, soybean, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, egg, and milk are some of the most allergy causing food items.
Common warning signs to the allergic reaction include: hives, vomiting, diarrhea and breathing difficulty. Depending on how sensitive a child is, the warning sign and severity of an allergic reaction to certain food may vary.
Dr. Binaca Gaglani, is a board-certified allergy doctor and dedicated asthma physician. Over the many years of her practice she has treated numerous illnesses including allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, asthma, chronic cough, chronic sinusitis, atopic and non-atopic dermatitis, food allergies, gastrointestinal eosinophilic disorders, and gastrointestinal disorders.
To learn more about safe and effective testing and treatment for food allergies and schedule an appointment contact Allergies and Asthma Clinic at Austin (512) 804-0000 | Round Rock (512) 804-0999 or fill up the form and request an appointment.