TREAT­MENT

Your Baby & Toddler - - The Dossier -

Since you can’t en­tirely erad­i­cate ev­ery­thing that trig­gers your child’s al­lergy or asthma, treat­ment is in­evitable.

“You need to give your child an an­ti­in­flam­ma­tory in the area af­fected,” says Dr Sin­clair. “For ex­am­ple, a cor­ti­sone spray if your child suf­fers from al­ler­gic rhini­tis or cor­ti­sone on the skin if he suf­fers from eczema. Anti-in­flam­ma­to­ries are the gold-stan­dard ther­apy. While an­ti­his­tamines are use­ful, they only of­fer symp­to­matic treat­ment such as re­liev­ing an itchy or runny nose.”

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