Raising a child can be very fun and rewarding, but it also requires a lot of hard work. This is especially true when children are toddlers and become more independent, yet still need a lot of hands-on care. It can be especially challenging to raise a child who has any kind of medical issue that needs attention. It is not uncommon for parents to discover that their children need to be treated by a board-certified allergist. Allergists are a type of physician who specializes in issues associated with the immune system, which includes overreactions by the immune system. Some of the top signs that your toddler may need to see an allergist include:
Severe Reactions to Triggers
An allergic reaction is basically the body overreacting to the introduction of a foreign body into its system. Some young children can have severe allergic reactions to specific foods, while others may react to insect stings, animal dander, or dust and dirt. The majority of toddlers can eat what they want and don't have any reactions to insect bites or environmental factors. But if your child is one who has a severe reaction, it is important to make an appointment with a pediatric allergist. An allergist can run allergy tests and determine exactly what triggers your child's reactions so your family can avoid whatever your child is allergic to. Seeing an allergist is especially important if your toddler has ever shown signs of anaphylaxis.
Skin is the body's largest organ, and some people have skin that is more sensitive than others. It is not unusual for babies and toddlers to have skin issues from time to time, but chronic skin issues could have underlying reasons that need to be addressed. One of those skin issues is eczema, a condition that causes dry, itchy, and sometimes painful patches of skin. It is believed that chronic eczema is toddlers can be tied to issues with the immune system. If your toddler has chronic eczema, seeing an allergist is a good first step towards finding the best treatment option.
Asthma is a condition that causes the airways to become restricted and make it difficult for a person to breathe. In most cases, a person who has asthma has specific triggers that can bring on asthma attacks, which can be quite dangerous if not treated. Children are usually not officially diagnosed with asthma until they are beyond toddlerhood, but if your toddler shows regular signs of asthma, such as wheezing, shortness of breath, or rib contractions while breathing at any time, seeing an allergist like those at The Regional Allergy Asthma & Immunology Center, PC, is essential.
I was badly injured a year ago, and it took a long time to get back to my normal level of ability. One of the things that helped more than anything was the time that I spent in physical therapy. I didn’t always love going to physical therapy – in fact, sometimes, I really didn’t enjoy it at all. But ultimately, the therapists and other patients I worked with helped inspire me to get better, and the exercises facilitated my healing process. I started this blog to talk about all of the things I learned about physical therapy and healing during my recovery time. I hope my blog reaches other accident victims. I want to offer encouragement, hope, and information for people who are in the same boat that I was in.