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Allergies & Trigger Factors

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Ah-choo! What's behind your child's sudden sinus issues?
Air Date: 5/2/17
Duration: 12:26
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Naveen Mehrotra, MD, FAAP, AAP
naveen mehrotraDr. Naveen Mehrotra is a pediatrician in private practice. Dr. Mehrotra completed his medical training from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his Pediatric training at the University of Chicago.

Practicing in Central New Jersey with one of the highest concentrations of South Asians, Dr. Mehrotra is dedicated to improving the health of South Asian immigrants. With a lack of awareness in areas such as disease prevention within the community, Dr. Mehrotra helped found the Shri Krishna Nidhi (SKN) Foundation, a community based non-profit organization to address these needs at a grassroots level which has a mission to promote well being through community based education. SKN believes that proper physical health, spiritual, and cultural health all lead to a person’s well-being.

Projects of the SKN Foundation help to further this mission. To help achieve these educational goals, the Foundation also propagates scholarship programs based on merit and need.

Dr. Mehrotra had also been a key person in the founding of the South Asian Total Health Initiative (SATHI), a research and education based initiative at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where he is also a volunteer faculty.
Allergies & Trigger Factors
Break out the tissues! Your child is stuffy and sneezey. 

What caused the sudden sniffling and sneezing? It's time to play detective and find out.

Seasonal changes may be the culprit. Spring and fall bring hay fever. There may be other conditions in your child's life that prompted the condition. Seek out what may be triggering the issues.

Allergy testing can narrow down the exact source so it can be avoided.

If you know your child’s triggers, you can adjust lifestyle and behavior. Reduce outdoor playtime during pollen season. Remove carpeting to eliminate dust mites that cause allergies.

Easing the Symptoms

  • Showering off pollen from outdoor play may reduce symptoms.
  • Take antihistamines and allergy recommendations as recommended.
  • Use a nasal lavage when necessary.
Listen as Dr. Naveen Mehrotra joins Melanie Cole, MS, with advice on helping your child navigate seasonal allergies.

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