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While it’s more common for children to develop allergies when there is a family history of it, anyone can have them. Ewa Schafer, MD, Allergist at NorthShore, believes that controlling allergy symptoms in a child’s life allows parents and doctors to help improve their quality of life.
If you suspect that your child has allergies, take note of what the symptoms are, when they occur and what you think causes them before making an appointment with an allergist. This will help you and your child’s doctor explore what kind of allergies that your child may have.
Once you find out what kind of allergies your child has, Dr. Schafer suggests these tips to make life more manageable:
The best weapon against allergies is having a plan. An allergist can help you create a plan so you and your child can control allergy symptoms and enjoy life.