Allergy causing harm to children, even during sleep

According to a recent study, Allergy has a negative impact on the child not only during the day. The researchers showed that during sleep is also observed the effect of allergic reactions in the body of the child.

A new analysis based on a survey conducted among hundreds of parents whose children suffer from allergies. It was found that spring was the most active season on the incidence of complications of allergic diseases in children. A study conducted with the support of Sepracor Inc., The USA showed that spring allergies can be so strong that the child will need help both day and night.

As shown by the results of the analysis, 29% of parents reported lack of sleep experienced by their children suffering from allergies. For comparison, among healthy children sleep disorders are observed in 12%, say researchers.

“We know that children are subject to allergic symptoms to the same extent as adults. However, for the first time were given accurate information about the extent to which allergies can affect the child’s condition, its day and night cycles,” says Dr. Jay Portnoy (Portnoy Jay), President of the American College of Allergy, asthma and immunology (American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology).

More than half of the children who participated in a research project, was undergoing treatment antiallergic drugs. At the same time, 57% of parents said that the treatment was subject to change, as they were ineffective. According to experts, the fact that allergies are negatively affecting the child’s sleep is an important factor that forces scientists to develop more effective drugs against allergies in children.

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