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The Most Common Allergies Kids Have

It is estimated that around 50 million Americans, many of them children, have some type of allergy. Allergies can range from environmental or chemical to pharmaceutical or food-based. Being aware of common allergy triggers can help you protect your child against a life-threatening reaction.

At Allergy Relief Clinics in Richardson, Texas, Dr. Rafiquddin Rahimi can help you identify what allergies your child might have and help you learn how to manage their allergy and avoid triggering allergic attacks.

Basic allergy groups

Your child can be allergic to substances in their indoor or outdoor environment or in their medicine or food. 

Outdoor allergens

Outdoor allergens are extremely common in children and may be seasonal. The most common outdoor allergens include:

Indoor allergens 

Indoor allergens are another common source of allergy triggers. The most common indoor allergens include:

Irritant allergens

Irritant allergens often cause skin or breathing reactions. The most common irritant allergens include:

Food allergens

Food allergens can pose the most danger to your child, with the potential to cause severe stomach and skin reactions, as well as anaphylaxis (closing of the airway). The most common food allergens include:

Your child could also be allergic to certain medications. The most common drug to which children are allergic is penicillin, but other antibiotics can be suspect as well.

Allergy symptoms

The most common allergic reaction symptoms include:

If your child displays minor allergy symptoms, call our office to make an appointment for allergy testing. While many children outgrow allergies, oftentimes their sensitivities may be greatly reduced with allergy immunotherapy, otherwise known as “allergy shots.” 


If your child is having severe symptoms or an anaphylactic reaction to an allergen, you should seek medical help immediately. Anaphylaxis causes the airway to swell and close. Your child may also have swelling and hives on their face, chest, or hands. In many cases, they may become unable to breathe and may lose consciousness.  

If your child has already been diagnosed with such an allergy, you should have an epinephrine auto-injector (Epipen) and training in how to administer it. If your child has both food allergies and asthma, the risks of a severe breathing issue as part of an allergic reaction go up.

For more information on how to protect your child from allergic reactions, contact our office at 972-435-0338, or make an appointment online.

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