Seasonal allergies can affect a person of any age, though most people do develop them by age 20. In children allergies don’t usually develop until after age 2. If you have allergies yourself, probably you are already on the lookout for them in your kids. However, if that’s not the case, we have these five signs of seasonal allergies in kids for you.
First, if your child has “cold” symptoms at the same time every year, it could be allergies.
Next, if the symptoms come on suddenly instead of gradually and no fever is involved, it could be allergies.
Third, the following symptoms can be indicative of seasonal allergies in kids:
Fourth, watch for itchy, watery eyes. This is called allergic conjunctivitis and it can be quite uncomfortable. If you notice your child rubbing his or her eyes constantly, especially after playing outside, it could be a pollen allergy.
Finally, an allergy test can determine seasonal allergies in kids. If you’ve noticed symptoms in your own child and are ready to schedule an allergy test to make sure, contact our office. Dr. Hallett can help!