Allergy is an addictive disease that can lead to other even more dangerous problems. I learned this from my own experience and advise everyone not to ignore the frequent runny nose and cough in children. My story about how we exposed the enemy in person, fought him and warned him of attack.
The first manifestation of allergies
My daughter and I first experienced allergies at 2 years and 3 months. At that time, we were registered in the kindergarten for about 3 months (it was listed, because she was very sick and in fact managed to spend 3 weeks there).
Once I took the baby from the garden and, dressing her at home, I noticed a terrible red rash on my hips. She was itching badly. Later, a rash appeared on the tummy.
In the clinic, the doctors almost organized a consultation: they could not understand what it was. They had several options, among which they tended to incline to an allergic reaction. We were sent to the hospital for tests and under the supervision of specialists.
As a result, doctors are still firmly established in the idea that it is an allergy. They suspected the juice of a red orange, which the grandmother had treated her granddaughter the day before.
But I’m not completely sure what exactly caused that rash, because the panels were painted on the garden last day, and it smelled badly. Who knows if this could provoke such a reaction?
I must say that in addition to the rash, the child also had respiratory manifestations: runny nose and cough. Although I initially thought that she had once again caught a cold.
Treatment and Prevention
The rash disappeared in about a week, and we struggled with the remaining symptoms for another month.
We were prescribed traditional loratadine, ketotifen, lymphoma. Against rhinitis in the recipe, they recommended a terribly expensive and rare medicine, but a friend of the ENT advised on the case, which helped us. In addition to all the child, it was necessary to follow a diet: nothing fried, exclude dairy products and mushrooms, as well as red and orange fruits and vegetables.
I was advised to pick up the child from the kindergarten, if there is an opportunity to stay with her at home. I did that. I was afraid that if a disease was launched, something more unpleasant could develop against its background.
The fact is that my older brother was also allergic, which is why he developed bronchial asthma. And this, I will tell you, is an extremely unpleasant and dangerous thing, even now, at 36 years old, it sometimes feels its manifestations.
And now my mother once told me that she regretted not taking her son from the garden when, due to his allergies, he had frequent acute respiratory infections and ARVI.
On this allergy has not left us, she periodically returns and now – my daughter is already 7 years old.
Two years ago, we did an allergy test. I do not know why they did not do it right then at the first manifestation, it seems, this is due to age restrictions.
It turned out that the main substance that bothers the child is a certain Alt tenius fungus. You just start typing this name in Google and see how common it is!
An allergist was unable to clearly explain to me what kind of fungus they say, which is not fully understood, but very often it is the causative agent of allergic reactions.
This Alt tenius loves dampness – I had to remove all the potted flowers from the girl’s room. The doctor even said that the baby’s room should be furnished like a ward! (Nothing but beds with anti-allergic synthetic pillows and blankets).
We removed the carpets from the floor, eventually we got rid of the old furniture, hid all the teddy bears in bags.
According to the promises of physicians allergy should decrease with age. They talked about the turning point of 6–7 years, but so far nothing has changed. We wait.
What is dangerous allergy? If you do not have time to cure allergic rhinitis in time, it turns into a new quality. Nasal discharge becomes yellowish and thick, descend to lower and provoke red throat and cough – hello, bronchitis!
And a year ago I learned that otitis media happens because of the frequent blowing of the nose. So now we have always ready loratadine and rhinitis cure, which I already know about 7.
Have you encountered allergies? How quickly managed to overcome it?