What are allergy symptoms?
Allergy symptoms happen when your child’s mistakenly attacks a harmless substance like dust or pollen by releasing chemicals such as . These symptoms can be very similar to classic cold symptoms, which is why it can sometimes be difficult to differentiate between the symptoms of a cold versus allergies.
In general, signs or symptoms of children's allergies may include:
With allergies, nasal discharge is usually thin, clear, and watery.
(often several times in a row) Colds and allergies both cause sneezing.
Symptoms include irritated, red, itchy, or watery eyes.
Dark, swollen bags under the eyes.
Frequent upward rubbing of the nose that can last more than 2 weeks. This rubbing can lead to an “allergic crease” or line at the bridge of the nose.
Can be caused by nasal congestion due to allergies or a cold.
Nasal congestion is a stuffy nose due to swollen nasal passages.