KNOW the signs of abuse, and con­trol your child’s moods.

People (South Africa) - - Body News | Health News -

LAST week we re­vealed the link be­tween your al­ler­gies and your mood. Who would have thought a lit­tle snif­fle here and there could have you feel­ing moody and fa­tigued, right? But stud­ies have shown that peo­ple with al­ler­gies can feel de­pressed, ir­ri­ta­ble or mis­er­able as a re­sult of their symp­toms. Other stud­ies have found that the in­ci­dence of clin­i­cal de­pres­sion is twice as com­mon among al­lergy suf­fer­ers. But it’s not just about you – your chil­dren could be af­fected, too!

Ac­cord­ing to ex­perts, stud­ies have found an in­crease in ir­ri­tabil­ity and tem­per tantrums among chil­dren be­ing treated for al­ler­gies. In ad­di­tion, other changes in mood re­lated to al­ler­gies tend to be more dra­matic in chil­dren than in adults, re­veals Very­well­ Ex­perts sug­gest you take a minute to step into your child’s shoes next time they seem ir­ri­ta­ble – un­like adults, they say chil­dren can­not as eas­ily see the link be­tween their al­ler­gies and dif­fi­culty con­cen­trat­ing at school and in­stead might just stop con­cen­trat­ing or feel lazy. Plus, ex­perts add that to­gether with the stigma that many chil­dren with al­ler­gies suf­fer, the im­pact of non-nasal symp­toms of al­ler­gies is sig­nif­i­cant.

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