Many allergies first appear during infancy or childhood and allergic disorders rank first among children’s chronic diseases.

Allergic rhinitis (hayfever) is the most common of all childhood allergies. It causes runny, itchy nose, sneezing, postnasal drip and nasal congestion. A child with allergies may also have itchy, watery and red eyes and chronic ear problems.

Substances that often cause allergic reactions are:

  • Pollen
  • Dust mites
  • Mould spores
  • Pet dander
  • Food
  • Insect stings
  • Medicines

Through physical examination and skin tests, Dr Indu Gunawardena can determine exactly what allergens specifically affect your child in order to prescribe the proper treatment.