But others are subtler and may masquerade as other conditions. However, there are some common clues that could lead you to suspect your child may have an allergy.
Repeated or chronic cold-like symptoms that last more than a week or two or that develop at about the same time every year, including the following:
- Runny nose
- Nasal stuffiness
- Throat clearing
- Nose rubbing
- Itchy, runny eyes
Also keep an eye out for itching or tingling sensations in the mouth and throat. Itchiness is not usually a complaint with a cold, but it is the hallmark of an allergy problem. Recurrent red, itchy, dry, and sometimes scaly rashes in the creases of the skin, wrists, and ankles also may indicate an allergy.
Special guest, Dr. Corinn Cross, shares all the information you need to address your child's allergies.