Allergies and your kids

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e all know how serious allergies can be, especially in our children. Allergies in people develop when the body ingests or comes in contact with something that the body thinks is foreign or dangerous to you. It doesn’t mean that it actually is harmful or dangerous to you, but for whatever reason, you body thinks it is.

Food allergies are very common for kids. The most common food allergies include peanuts or nuts, seafood, milk and dairy, eggs, and wheat. When having an allergic reaction to these or any other substances, it can affect the eyes, nose, throat, breathing, skin, and digestive system. People experience tightness in their throat, a hoarse voice, wheezing, nausea or vomiting, stomach pain, and in the most serious cases it can cause anaphylactic shock.

Your kids can also have seasonal allergies. Hay fever is very common in kids and can cause stuffy or running noses, sneezing, itchy eyes, sore throat, and coughing. Your kids may have increased sensitivity (aka an allergy) to pollen from grass, trees, or flowers in the spring. There are many over-the-counter (OTC) medications, antihistamines, nasal decongestants, and allergy shots, and some of them are especially for kids. Kids should never take the same medications as adults as their smaller bodies can’t handle an adult dosage. When looking for allergy medications for your kids, make sure to buy one specially formulated for their bodies and needs.

Obviously the best way to prevent allergic reactions is to avoid what your kids are allergic to. There isn’t much you can get from a pharmacy that can treat food allergies, but there are plenty of products for seasonal allergies.

In today’s fluctuating and uncertain economy, we’re all looking for ways we can save money without compromising our health. If you or your kids get seasonal allergies, you can save up to 70% when you buy your medication online. It’s just like ordering any other product online. You search through the online store for the product you need, add it to your virtual shopping cart, and enter your billing and shipping information, and wait for your order to arrive.