Allergies can cause distress to the body and leave a person feeling irritated. As a child, when allergies hit, the symptoms have a huge impact on their mood, energy levels, sleep, emotional well-being, and even their ability to learn and function on a day-to-day basis.
If your child faces any of the below behavioral issues, then it’s important to consult your doctor as it could be as a result of hidden allergies:
Learning and behavioral issues
Many children experience learning and behavioral issues due to their allergies. This is because one of the side effects of allergies is chronic congestion. When a child experiences clogged ears, stuffy nose, or a sore throat, it has a negative impact on their ability to focus. Instead, they end up unable to pay attention and get sucked into the world inside their head.
Day-to-day life becomes far more difficult when a child is suffering from allergies. The symptoms leave them exhausted and unable to function normally causing anxiety. Especially when being compared to other children around them at school or during exercises, their inability to meet their teachers’ and parents’ expectations can lead to a whole lot of anxiety, lack of self-confidence, and frustration.
One of the side effects of allergies is that it leaves a child worn out, unable to focus, and feeling rather blue. This can easily lead to feeling depressed due to the lack of energy and inability to live up to the standards of those around them. It can also lead to a child becoming anti-social, unable to deal with others, and therefore leading to more depression.
Because allergies can intervene with a child’s ability to sleep, it leaves them feeling restless, frustrated, and always on edge. This restlessness can result in emotional outbursts due to them not getting enough sleep. Sleep can really affect a child’s mood and cause them to have unnecessary tantrums, act out, and even be aggressive towards others due to their lack of sleep.
Further reading: 5 Places in Cairo that Aid with Learning Difficulties