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When to suspect your child has an allergy

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Here are some common clues that could lead you to suspect your child may have an allergy:

- Repeated or chronic cold-like symptoms that last more than a week or two, or develop at about the same time every year.

- Recurrent coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, difficulty breathing and other respiratory symptoms may be a sign of asthma.

- Recurrent red, itchy, dry, sometime scaly rashes in the creases of the elbows and/or knees, or on the back of the neck, buttocks, wrists or ankles.

- Symptoms that occur repeatedly after eating a particular food that may include hives, swelling, abdominal pain.

-- American Academy of Pediatrics