Allergies can make your child feel sick by giving him or her symptoms such as sore throat, runny nose, or sneezing. But allergies cannot give them fever. Every allergy has a different cause, so correct diagnosis is important to receive the right treatment.
Can Allergies Make You Feel Sick, As In Cause Fever?
Allergies and colds have a few common symptoms, such as sneezing and a runny nose that can make your kid feel sick. However, the National Institutes of Health states that fever should never be the outcome of allergies.
A person may experience allergy symptoms when their immune system misunderstands the environmental intervention and starts fighting harmless particles such as pet dander or pollen. These external substances can generate an inflammatory reaction from the immune system.
The symptoms of cold and flu are triggered by viruses responsible for compromising the respiratory system. When these viruses attack, your immune system starts working hard to keep out the harmful viruses.
Symptoms of an allergy
- watery eyes
- clogged nose
- a runny nose
Allergies often happen seasonally. For example, when grasses or trees release their pollen to assist plant fertilization.
A doctor whole specializes in treating allergies can carry out tests to check if your child is allergic to any particular substance. During the diagnosis, the skin is exposed to common allergens to check for allergic reactions. In some cases, the doctor may carry out blood tests to check the presence of antibodies that fight allergies.
Symptoms of a cold or flu
Symptoms associated with a cold or flu may include:
- chest congestion
- a runny nose
- body pain
A fever is your body’s natural way of increasing the temperature to eliminate the bacteria or virus. During an allergic reaction, there’s no interference of germs, so no fever.
The correct diagnosis of what your child is allergic to can help with the treatment. While you and your child are waiting for an appointment with the doctor, the tips below can help minimize the symptoms of allergy.
- Ask your child to spend more time inside when the air outside has high amounts of pollen or mold. A good way to monitor the concentration amounts is by checking the website of the National Allergy Bureau.
- When mold or pollen numbers are high, make sure your child isn’t around when mowing the lawn or gardening. Both can disperse potential allergens and worsen the symptoms of your child. An effective way to prevent breathing in allergens is wearing a mask.
- Keep the windows closed and use an air conditioner to stay away from pollen and other allergens.
- To alleviate the number of mites in the mattress, use a mite-proof bedding cover.
- Ask your child to wash their hands frequently and change clothes after playing with the pets.
- OTC medication can help minimize the symptoms of allergy
If allergies make your child feel sick, irritated, and lousy, schedule an appointment with the physicians at Pediatric Healthcare of Northwest Houston. Call our Houston location at (281) 655 1500.