Helping children avoid suffering with allergies, asthma and more

Allergies are extremely common among children. As their young immune systems develop, children are exposed to many allergens in their diet and environment. But while they are still children, the best thing parents can do for them is help identify their allergic triggers and begin treatment ASAP.

There are dozens of over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medications. Many of them will make your child sleepy, or cause other side effects. Also, such medications do not treat the underlying allergic problem but merely control symptoms. That's why it is best to consult with Dr. Applebaum the pediatric allergist to find the specific cause or causes of your child’s allergy or allergies, including pollen allergy and other seasonal allergies.

Parents can help control indoor allergies

Parents can also take steps to control the sources of indoor allergies – mold, pet dander and dust mites – by limiting exposure or by eliminating those allergens from the environment.

While parents are often hesitant and concerned that treatment options may be "too much" for young children, long-term studies have shown that the sooner the treatment begins, the more effective it is and in turn, the child's quality of life is much improved. Untreated underlying allergic disease/asthma can interfere with daily activities, including school performance, appetite, growth, attitude, and sleep.

Get help for your children who may be suffering from allergies or asthma. Visit Eric S. Applebaum, MD, the comprehensive pediatric allergist in NJ (New Jersey). Call us at 973.335.1700 in Parsippany or use our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your consultation. Our pediatric allergy patients come to us from Passaic (Passaic County, NJ, Parsippany, Denville and Montville (Morris County, NJ) in Parsippany Troy Hills and Mountain Lakes.