Allergic Child, Pediatric

Barry Pelz and Anne Marie Singh Reviewed 06/2017
 


Basics

Allergic diseases include atopic dermatitis, food allergy, asthma, and allergic rhinitis. Atopic or allergic diseases are becoming more and more prevalent in the population. 
  • Food allergy in its...

Diagnosis

A thorough history and physical examination are the keys to diagnosing the allergic child. 

History

  • History should elicit signs and symptoms of allergic diseases while at the same time explori...

Treatment

General Measures

  • The main principle of therapy for allergic diseases is avoidance of allergic triggers.

  • For atopic dermatitis, general treatment measures include measures to help lock moisture...

Ongoing Care

Prognosis

  • In general, environmental allergies that cause rhinitis and asthma persist into adulthood.

  • About 50% of milk-allergic children may outgrow their allergy by school age and about 80...

Additional Reading

  • Adkinson  NF, Bochner  BS, Busse  WW, et al. Middleton’s Allergy Principles and Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby; 2009.

  • Hatzler  L, Hofmaier  S, Papadopoulos  NG. Allergic...

Codes

ICD09

  • 691.8 Other atopic dermatitis and related conditions

  • 693.1 Dermatitis due to food taken internally

  • 493.00 Extrinsic asthma, unspecified

  • 477.0 Allergic rhinitis due to pollen

  • 995.0 Other anaphyl...

FAQ

  • Q: Do children outgrow allergies?

  • A: In general, environmental allergies that cause rhinitis and asthma persist into adulthood. However, most children outgrow food allergies to milk, egg, soy, and ...

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