Is your child experiencing what you think is an allergic reaction? If left untreated, a children’s allergy can quickly turn life-threatening. But, if a parent is prepared to deal with a children’s allergy, it is more likely that the child can be treated. It is important for parents to understand allergic reactions so that if they are to occur, the proper steps can be met to assure the child’s health recovers.
When and Where is your Child being Affected?
To identify whether or not your child has an allergy or is experiencing a symptom of another medical issue, take notes on when and where your child starts to have symptoms. If your child is indeed struggling with an allergic reaction, determining when and where your child develops symptoms can give clues to what they are allergic to.
School- Is your child experiencing symptoms of allergies while they are at school but feel fine by bed time? This may mean that your child is allergic to something they are coming into contact at school.
Home- Is your child experiencing allergy symptoms at night or upon waking in the morning? This may mean that your child is allergic to something in the bedroom, whether dust, mold, or an allergen in the sheets.
Seasonal- Is your child only experiencing allergic reactions during certain times of the year? This may be a sign that your child is allergic to specific pollens, plants, or grasses that sprout during that season.
Yearly- Does your child experience the symptoms of an allergic reaction all year long? This may mean that your child is allergic to something they are exposed to year-round like smoke, pets, mold, or dust.
Symptoms of a Children’s Allergy Include:
- Skin Rash
- Skin Hives
- Problems with breathing
- Itchy Eyes
- Runny Nose
- Upset Stomach
Specific Types of Allergens Include:
- Cigarette Smoke
- Pet Dander
- Cosmetic Products
- Baby Formula
Talking to your Child’s Doctor
Now that you are somewhat aware of what is causing your children’s allergy symptoms, it is time to do something about it! First and foremost, try to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction by keeping your child away from things that you think are causing the reactions. Additionally, if it is a household allergen affecting your child, make sure to clean your home so that no allergens like dust, mold, or pet dander are present to cause reactions. Lastly, cleaning and preventative measures are not going to keep your child free from allergic reactions forever. You are going to need preventative medication and treatment in case a reaction becomes apparent in the future. Tell your child’s pediatrician about the measures that you have taken to address the problem so that he or she is more likely to accurately diagnose your child. Your child’s pediatrician will be able to prescribe your child with allergy medication to maintain the allergy.
Paying for a Children’s Allergy Medication
If your child’s pediatrician does diagnose your child with an allergy and provides him or her with a prescription for a medication to control or prevent allergy symptoms, The RX Helper may be able to help you afford the costs of the children’s allergy medications. We work by utilizing over 700 patient assistance programs that are designed to help patients who have prescription medications that are not able to afford them due to little or no prescription insurance coverage. For a small monthly fee, we can discount or completely cover prescription medications for those who apply. Have more than one children’s allergy medication or other prescriptions? There is no limit to the number of medications that we can help discount or cover. Find out if The RX Helper can cover the cost of your children’s allergy medication by looking it up on our medication inventory, listed on our website. There are eligibility requirements for patients that are admitted into the program. To find out if you are eligible to apply, check out the regulations and guidelines also listed on our website. Have any questions or concerns about our program or medications? Don’t hesitate to call us today to speak to an experienced RX Helper staff member at 877-767-3297.