How Do Allergies Impact Children?

Impact of allergic rhinitis on a child's life

Allergic rhinitis can have a significant impact on a child's quality of life and ability to participate in everyday activities.

Daytime symptoms, like sneezing, congestion and itchy eyes, can lead to inattentiveness and difficulty concentrating. Nocturnal symptoms can also cause sleep loss, secondary daytime fatigue and irritability, which only further undermine a child's ability to function normally. As a result, some children may become unresponsive and disinterested in activities.

Decline in a child's school performance is a major concern

When compared to a non-allergic child, the allergic child's ability to learn can be significantly impaired.

In addition, allergic rhinitis, when left untreated, may predispose patients to more serious respiratory diseases such as asthma, sinusitis and otitis media.

The general coinciding of pollen season with preparations for final examinations at school causes unnecessary distress for children suffering from seasonal allergies. This is why treating allergy symptoms is so important.

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