Hi, I am Doctor Days! Do you remember the grade school joke “If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? “
The answer to the joke is “Pilgrims.” However, in reality, May flowers bring allergies! This May we are seeing a lot of people suffering from the symptoms of allergies. In children, allergies may be present with a variety of manifestations, including:
- runny nose
- red, watery eyes
- chronic dry cough
- worsening of asthma
- frequent clearing of throat or “clucking” of tongue
- dry skin patches and frequent scratching
Allergies are treatable in a variety of ways depending on the type and severity of symptoms. Some examples of treatments for allergies are:
- nasal sprays
- topical creams
- oral antihistamines
- removal or avoidance of specific allergens determined by allergy testing
If you enjoy being outside at this time of year, but your children are suffering, please stop in to see us at Healthy Days Pediatrics. We will discuss your child’s current symptoms and create a treatment plan for him or her.
Remember, Start Healthy, Stay Healthy!!