Finding out that your child is allergic to something he/she ate or came into contact with can be a scary experience, as an allergic reaction isn’t always mild. Symptoms can range from welts on the skin to itching and swollen eyes, but can even be as serious as the body going into shock.
Allergies occur when the immune system reacts to a foreign substance such as pollen, bee venom or pet dander, or to the proteins in foods that the child eats. The body then releases a number of chemicals which cause the symptoms of an allergic reaction.
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