Ah, Spring! Days Are Warmer, Trees Are Blooming, Kids Are Sneezing

Apr 12, 2017

The most severe cases of allergies in kids can develop into chronic asthma, says Dr. Jay Portnoy, of Children's Mercy Hospital.
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Some symptoms of allergies are easily recognizable: itchy eyes, runny nose, congestion and coughing. But excessive ear infections and sore throats — even snoring — can be a harbinger of sensitivity in some kids to the environment. Even doctors can be challenged to suss out whether little ones have a run-of-the-mill cold or something more. Today, pediatricians offer guidance for dealing with kids suffering from allergies.