Health Tip: When a Cold Won't Go Away11/01/11
(HealthDay News) -- Coughs and sniffles are common among little
ones. But if symptoms persist, especially at the same time each
year, the child may actually have an allergy.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says warning signs of child
- Persistent cold-like symptoms that last longer than one to two
weeks, or tend to strike at the same time each year.
- Frequent red, itchy, and often scaly rashes in the creases of
the elbows or knees can also signal an allergy.
- Gagging, wheezing, vomiting, abdominal pain, coughing, hives or
swelling that tend to occur after eating a particular food can
signal a food allergy.
- Chronic coughing, wheezing or tightness in the chest could
actually signal asthma.
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