Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Karin | 2010/11/12

Q.

Allergies vs infection?

Dr what is the interaction between allergies and illness, if any? Can allergies give cause to URI, ect? If the allergies is under better control, will illness be less? Or what causes a child with allergies to become more ill, more often?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Allergic children may seem to have 'colds' more often, and the so-called 'cold' will persist for a longer time especially if they have nasal allergy and their noses run all the time.It is only when they are actually diagnosed as being allergic that the penny drops and the child can be correctly treated for the allergy.Allergic children are not usually more susceptible to childhood infections and coughs and colds than non-allergic children of the same age.

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