This is how to tell the difference between an allergy and a common cold and cough, doctor: Symptoms only appear at a certain time
cough illustration. One of the differences between allergies, colds and coughs is that symptoms only appear at a certain time. (stock struggle)
One of the differences between allergies, colds and coughs is that symptoms appear only at a certain time
SuaraSurakarta.id – Pediatrician who graduated from the University of Indonesia Medical School, Dr. Misti Ariotijo, mentioned the characteristics that usually distinguish between them that symptoms appear only at a certain time.
Symptoms are usually at a certain time from night to morning. Misty said, quoting on Saturday (10/8/2022).
In addition, unlike coughs and colds, in case of allergies, the patient does not have a fever. Next, allergies are usually caused by triggers such as mites and dust as a common cause, and then there is a history of the parents.
“For example, if a parent has a history of allergies, the child has a sensitivity of 40-60%. If they both had the same type of allergy, then 80 percent of the children would also be allergic,” Misty said.
Allergies are excessive reactions or excessive inflammation to things that should not cause harm. According to Misty, allergy symptoms vary from itchy skin, coughing and colds to shortness of breath leaving the patient unable to breathe and at risk of death.
Children whose symptoms are restless at night. There is no cough or runny nose. sleep woke up. Or hard to sleep. “It turns out that when the doctor saw his nose it was completely blocked,” Misty said.
Specifically for mites as a trigger, Misty said, people need to clean bedding, especially mattresses and couches, routinely and make sure to clean until all of the mites are removed.
“It is very important to make sure that the mattress and sofa are cleaned regularly to assess whether your child often has a cold or a cough, especially at night and in the morning. He is likely to be allergic to mites.
A 2005 Nielson Omnibus survey report indicated that the most common allergy symptoms in the form of allergic skin and allergic rhinitis were 24 percent.
The incidence of atopic dermatitis in Indonesia is 23.67%. Urticaria and allergic rhinitis were the most common atopic diseases, with a positive atopic family history of 60.79 percent, according to a study by Soegiarto G and colleagues published in the Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology in 2019.