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Allergies

A Private Pediatric Practice & Developmental and Behavioral Pediatricians located in Orlando Metropolitan area , Longwood, FL

Allergies

About Allergies

If your child frequently gets itchy, watery eyes, a runny nose, or skin rashes, they may have allergies. One World Pediatrics in Longwood, Florida, has a team of board-certified pediatricians and nurse practitioners providing expert care for allergies. From comprehensive allergy testing to immunotherapy, the team develops personalized treatment plans tailored to your child’s needs. Call or schedule an appointment online today if you suspect your child has allergies or if their current treatment isn’t working well for them.

Allergies Q&A

What are allergies?

Allergies occur when your child’s immune system overreacts to a harmless substance. These substances, called allergens, can cause irritating and even dangerous reactions. Many children have allergies, and some develop them as early as 6 months old.

At One World Pediatrics, the team provides comprehensive care for allergies in children and young adults. Thorough testing and treatment options ensure your child has the most effective allergy care possible.

What are the signs my child has allergies?

You may suspect your child has allergies if they have symptoms such as:

  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Watery eyes
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Itchy eyes, nose, or throat
  • Skin rashes or hives
  • Trouble breathing or wheezing
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain after eating certain foods

If your child frequently experiences these symptoms, especially in particular environments or after eating certain foods, they may have allergies. One World Pediatrics offers allergy testing to determine whether allergies are causing your child’s symptoms.

What causes allergies?

Your child can develop allergies when their immune system overreacts to harmless substances, such as:

  • Pollen
  • Pet dander
  • Dust mites
  • Insect stings
  • Mold
  • Medications (penicillin, antibiotics, etc.)
  • Certain foods, especially peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, and shellfish

Always pay attention to patterns, such as when your child feels unwell during specific seasons or around certain animals or foods, to determine whether they need an evaluation. 

Can children outgrow allergies?

Children can outgrow their allergies naturally, but it typically depends on the type and severity. For example, many children eventually outgrow milk allergies. Still, many allergies persist for a lifetime and require ongoing treatment to manage.

What are the treatments for allergies?

One World Pediatrics specializes in many allergy treatments for children, adolescents, and young adults, including:

Trigger avoidance

Teaching kids to avoid substances that cause their allergies can help prevent symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Medications

Over-the-counter and prescription options, like antihistamines, can relieve symptoms like sneezing and itching and prevent more serious allergy reactions.

Immunotherapy (allergy shots)

Allergy shots gradually help your child’s body become less sensitive to allergens, reducing the severity of allergic reactions.

Call One World Pediatrics today or schedule a consultation online if your child experiences signs of allergies.