About Allergies

Let Angel Kids Pediatrics be your allergy resource! Does your child suffer from sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, nasal congestion, or severe allergic reactions because of allergies? If so, they can rely on the experts at Angel Kids Pediatrics, with multiple locations in Jacksonville, Amelia Island, and Saint Johns, Florida, for relief. We want to be your trusted source in all things allergy.  The management of your little one’s allergies may include an onsite skin prick test, or evaluation through off-site blood work. Regardless of the treatment plan, you can trust Angel Kids Pediatrics to help. Contact 904-224-KIDS (5437) to request a consultation for your child today or request an appointment online.  

Allergies Q & A

What are allergies?

Allergic reactions may occur when your child’s body reacts in a negative way to one or more allergens. Examples of common allergens include:

  • Pollen
  • Dust
  • Pet dander 
  • Dust mites
  • Mold
  • Certain foods
  • Insect stings
  • Some medications
  • Latex

Your child might be allergic to more than one type of allergen, and their symptoms range in severity from mild to severe and sometimes life-threatening.

Asthma is a condition that sometimes accompanies allergies. Asthma is characterized by airways becoming narrow, making it difficult to get a full breath of air. 

What are the symptoms of allergies?

Some of the most common symptoms associated with allergies include:

  • Sneezing
  • Itchy or watery eyes
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Difficulty breathing 
  • Facial or throat swelling
  • Eczema
  • Wheezing

Severe allergic reactions may cause your child to go into shock, and they can sometimes be fatal without the proper treatments.

There are more than 70 potential allergens that can cause allergic reactions in children. Finding those that negatively affect your child is the key to developing the most appropriate treatment.

Angel Kids Pediatrics providers diagnose allergies using several methods, including skin prick testing, blood tests, and lung function studies.

How are allergies treated?

Angel Kids Pediatrics wants to be your trusted source in all things allergy. The team will make sure you are well informed, so when you decide to schedule an appointment for your kiddo, you are not going in without some information at hand. 

The most common treatments for allergies include avoiding allergens, medications, allergy shots, and using an epinephrine pen to reduce life-threatening allergic reactions. Your child may undergo therapy to expose them to increasing amounts of specific allergens over time. This helps them build up a tolerance to minimize worrisome symptoms.

If your child has asthma, they might need to use an inhaler when they exercise or during other activities that cause a narrowed airway.

To get relief from allergies or asthma, contact 904-224-KIDS (5437) or schedule an appointment online today.