Allergies are excessive reactions in the body caused by foreign objects entering the body.
Now what if allergies occur in children around us? this is the exact step:
Give first aid
First aid for children affected by allergies is to provide antiseptic powder (if allergies cause itching in children), and give ORS (when attacking the digestive system).
Bring to the doctor
If you have done first aid but the child has not shown signs of recovery or even worse, then immediately take the child to the doctor for further treatment.
Take an allergy test
Your doctor will usually recommend an allergy test, this is to find out what the allergens are. Some common allergy tests include:
- Skin Prick Tets, or skin prick tests by inserting a special device into the child’s forearm to see the cause of the allergy. Usually the test results will appear within 15 minutes.
- Skin Endpoint Titration. The doctor will enter little by little certain substances into the body, starting at the lowest concentration to the highest concentration, with a time lag of each injection for 20 minutes.
- Intradermal Progression Dilution Food Test. This is the opposite of the two point test.
There are several therapies that can be done to eliminate allergies. For example, if the allergy triggers are shrimp, then try giving them to the child, if itching still occurs, then pause for 6 months. After 6 months try to give more shrimp to the child, because the more the age increases the immune system will also increase.
So some things that must be done if you find signs of allergies in children. Hopefully it will be a benefit for all of you.