Allergy & Asthma

Breastfeeding Allergies Asthma

Breastfeeding, Allergies & Asthma

Summary The role breastfeeding plays in preventing allergies and asthma in children is unclear. Studies undertaken since the 1980s have provided conflicting information about whether breastfeeding is more likely or less likely to protect infants from developing these conditions. For instance, a Swedish study found that exclusive breastfeeding during the first four months of life …

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Asthma Children

Asthma in Children – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Also called: Chronic Asthma & Children, Pediatric Asthma Summary Childhood asthma is among the most serious and widespread health risks afflicting children today. It is the third leading cause of hospitalization among children under the age of 15 in the United States and is the leading cause of chronic illness among children. Asthma symptoms include …

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Allergy Related Eye Problems in Children

Allergy Related Eye Problems in Children

Summary Eye-related conditions that affect children spring from many different causes, including allergies. Studies have found that a significant percentage of children with allergies will experience symptoms in their eyes and nowhere else. On the other hand, redness, watery eyes and other symptoms are not always related to allergies. Sometimes, these symptoms indicate another disorder, …

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Allergy Medications Children

Allergy Medications & Children

Summary Allergy medications can be a source of great relief for children who suffer from moderate to severe allergies. Many over-the-counter and prescription medications are available in formulations specially designed to treat a child’s symptoms, including itchy eyes, runny nose and breathing difficulties. However, parents and physicians need to consider many variables when deciding whether or …

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Allergies Children

Allergies & Children – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Also called: Childhood Allergies Summary Childhood allergies are a common and growing problem in the United States. In recent years, the number of children with allergies to food, pollens, latex and other allergens has grown dramatically. There has also been a surge in the number of children with asthma, and other allergic conditions, such as …

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