Allergies in Children: Symptoms and Tips

Interview: Dr. Donna Perillo.

Dr. Donna Perillo, DC, CNS, NMD; creator of “Arthriticise for Low Back and Neck Pain,” “Decrease Stress and Anxiety in 21 Days,” and the “Habits of Healing” podcast.

Dr. Perillo’s response to
children and allergies
  • Food allergy symptoms: some include hives, rashes, wheezing, GI problems, eczema, headaches, insomnia, joint pain, puffy eyes, runny nose, asthma, and in severe cases anaphylaxis
  • Symptoms of food intolerance: abdominal pain, gas, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea, and non-GI symptoms such as headaches and joint pain. Symptoms may vary, as does the amount of food needed to cause the reaction

  • The most common reactive foods for both allergy and intolerance are: wheat, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, milk, soy, and corn. There are several ways to test and it is advised to seek the help of a knowledgeable healthcare provider.
  • Histamine: can affect the respiratory system, GI tract, skin or cardiovascular system. Symptoms depend on where in the body the histamine is released
  • Medications: nasal decongestants (for quick, temporary relief of nasal congestion). antihistamines (block histamine activity in the body), corticosteroids (relieves sneezing, itchy red eyes, and itchy, runny, or stuffy nose)
  • Support the immune system: vitamin C, probiotics, quercetin, bioflavonoids
  • Pollen most active in am. Stay indoors or wear a mask
  • Cover the bed mattress with a dust mite-proof cover

Available for Interviews: Dr. Donna Perillo

Dr. Donna Perillo is DC, MS, NMD, CNS, is the owner and director of the Chiropractic Healing Center of NJ, a wellness center incorporating chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, nutrition, and stress management. Her goal is to help her patients create a happy, healthy and vibrant lifestyle by addressing their physical, emotional, and nutritional needs. Here, she weighs in on a common, frustrating topic for caregiver and child alike—eating, and the often lack of variety in the diet of a child.

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