How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
Your child has been diagnosed with allergic rhinitis, a physiological response to specific allergens such as pet dander or ragweed. The symptoms are fairly simple -- a runny nose (rhinitis), watery eyes, and some periodic sneezing. The best solution is to administer over-the-counter antihistamine, and the problem will resolve on its own, right?
Not really - the interrelated structures of the ears, nose, and throat can cause certain medical problems which trigger additional disorders - all with the possibility of serious consequences.
Simple hay fever can lead to long term problems in swallowing, sleeping, hearing, and breathing. Let's see what else can happen to a child with a case of hay fever.