Child Allergies

One in four children has kid allergies. Common child allergy symptoms include:

Kid allergies are often inherited. If both parents have allergies, a child has a 75 percent chance of having allergies, too. Even babies can have allergies. Fortunately, many grow out of child allergies in time, but managing them in the meantime can be difficult.

Managing Child Allergies

Consult your doctor if your child is experiencing kids allergy symptoms. He or she can prescribe medications such as antihistamines for hay fever, inhaled steroids for asthma, and skin creams for eczema and hives.
Some medications can have side effects.

If a child experiences severe allergy symptoms or if their symptoms persist for several months of the year, allergy immunotherapy may be a good option, because it can address the allergic disease—not just its symptoms—for long-term relief. Immunotherapy exposes the body to common allergens so that it can become desensitized to them and stop overreacting when it encounters them in the environment.

Immunotherapy is usually administered in two ways—through allergy shots or under-the tongue allergy drops (sublingual immunotherapy) that absorb into the bloodstream through special cells in the mouth. Allergy shots have to be administered at the doctor’s office (due to risk of anaphylactic reaction) and are often not recommended until a child turns seven years old. Allergy drops have been shown to be safe for children under five. Because they are safer than shots, kids can take their allergy drops at home.

AllergyEasy offers allergy drops for kids. To consult with an AllergyEasy sublingual immunotherapy physician near you, contact us today.

About The Author

Stuart H. Agren, M.D.

Stuart H. Agren, M.D. completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Utah and went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1974. He completed additional training at L.D.S. Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah and then established his private medical practice starting in 1975. Dr. Agren completed a mini-residency in Industrial Medicine at the Robert Johnson School of Medicine at Rutgers University and also completed training to become a certified Medical Review Officer.

Dr. Agren was the Medical Director at TRW and McDonnell Douglas in Mesa, Arizona and at Stauffer Chemical and Kennecott Copper in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University.

In his private medical practice, Dr. Agren specialized in family practice and allergy. In his work as a private practice allergist, he was one of the first doctors in the country to prescribe sublingual immunotherapy to his patients as an alternative to subcutaneous immunotherapy (allergy shots). He has also been a trailblazer in the field of food allergy treatment and research, developing a program to treat multiple food allergies simultaneously using sublingual immunotherapy. Dr. Agren has been featured on local CBS, NBC, and ABC news affiliates and won the peer-nominated “Top Doc” award from Phoenix Magazine.

After 20 years in private practice, Dr. Agren became the Founder and President of AllergyEasy, which helps primary care physicians around the country offer allergy testing and sublingual immunotherapy treatment to their patients. Over 200 physicians in over 32 states use the AllergyEasy program to help their patients overcome environmental and food allergies and asthma.