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How To Distinguish Between Seasonal Allergies And Illness

When the weather changes from warm or moderate weather to cold weather, many people usually get the flu. The sneezing, coughing, sore throat, and runny nose may all be an indication of seasonal allergies, but could they also be an indication of an illness? Since children have weak immunity, they are more susceptible to developing seasonal allergies.

Parents must know when to take action and when not to worry. This is because the health and safety of their children is paramount. Babies may not communicate efficiently what they feel, so parents must observe their children closely at all times and seek medical attention when the alarm bells are triggered.

How to Identify Seasonal Allergies

When the cold of winter thaws up in the offset of Spring, many people usually develop seasonal allergies due to the increase in pollen in the air they breathe. As a result, they may experience nasal congestion, sore throat, runny nose, and a cough. These symptoms can be caused by both seasonal allergies and the common cold. However, if these symptoms are also accompanied by itchy or watery eyes, the child is likely to experience seasonal allergies. Similarly, this can also happen in the Fall when the weather turns from warm to cool.

When to See a Doctor

If a child has a runny nose, fever, cough, and cries nonstop due to pain they're experiencing, you should see a pediatrician. This is because your child may be experiencing something more serious. It's important to note that nasal congestion caused by illnesses or allergies can cause sinus infections. Whether the symptoms are caused by an illness or allergy, the doctor will prescribe antihistamines, pain medication, and decongestants. In some cases, antibiotics may be prescribed by the doctor. What is important is knowing when to see a doctor because your child's safety is of the utmost importance.

Most pediatricians are usually happy to receive calls from their patients and can offer advice over the phone. They usually advise parents to visit as soon as possible if things do not improve.


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