Allergies in a child - “treat” or “cure”?
But not every rash is a sign of urticaria! A skin rash in children can be a manifestation of more than a hundred! various diseases.14
The causes of the rash in children can be not onlyallergic reactions, but also infectious and parasitic diseases, diseases of the blood and blood vessels, as well as the lack of proper hygiene9-10. Therefore, to determine the causes of a child's rash, it is better to consult a doctor.
Myth 3: Allergy in a child - a sign of weakened immunity
This is not true. Since allergy is a hypersensitivity to substances to which most people are indifferent, it should rather be consideredfeatureimmune system11.
By the way, for this reason, more and more doctors come to the conclusion that the appointment of funds "for immunity" should be approached very, very carefully. Especially if a child has symptoms of ARVI11.
Myth 4: It is safest to treat allergies in a child with “good old-fashioned means”
The postulate “drugs are all chemistry” is foolish to refute.If only because even ordinary water is a chemical compound with the formula H2O!
But to agree with the widespread opinion that medicinal compounds that have existed on the pharmaceutical market for several decades are safer than modern products. Take for exampleantihistamines, without which no allergy is enough.
One of the oldest members of this group ismebhydroline13. This “patriarch” is still allowed for use in children over 3 years old provided they have no inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal organs and strict adherence to dosing recommendations (perhaps psychomotor agitation). Appointed up to 3 times per day.15
At the same time, one of the most modern antihistamine drugs -desloratadine- can be assigned to children from 6 months1. “Contraindications that limit the range of potential patients (with the exception of individual sensitivity to desloratadine or individual components of the drug), this medicine also does not.
The conclusions suggest themselves ...
Myth 5: Treatment for allergies is only in taking antihistamines
It is not, thoughantihistaminesreally occupy an important place in the elimination of allergy symptoms. After all, the task of these funds -block receptorssensitive to the effects of histamine as one of the most active substances involved in the development of allergic inflammation12.