Children may not always know how to describe the symptoms they are feeling when suffering an allergic reaction. This info could save their life!

Here are some phrases to be aware of when a child might be suffering an allergic reaction.

– This food is too spicy
– My tongue feels hot
– It feels like I have something in my tongue/throat
– My mouth is itchy
– My mouth feels funny
– My lips feel funny

Some other great info to keep in mind –

Signs to watch out for in children’s anaphylaxis!

– sudden itchy/odd behaviour
– puffy/flushed face
– itchy nose and nose
– nausea and tummy pains
– Tight throat
– coughing

Knowledge is key! Know what to look out for and be prepared in case of an allergic reaction.

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  • Important for us all to educate ourselves indeed


  • Great tips – and it happens in adults as well as children. Thanks for your post

    • Education on this is for everyone and there can never be enough information about allergic reactions and management.


  • Allergic reactions are scary enough in adults. Its truely terrifying in kids. This is a great way of getting info out there.


  • It is so essential that children and adults all know the signs of an allergic reaction and the more knowledge the better.


  • Helpful list !
    It would be good to have a clear list with symptoms for kids who aren’t verbal as well.


  • Very useful article, thanks for sharing.


  • This is really useful information – thanks.


  • Great article – thanks for sharing. The whole family should be made aware of these symptoms so we all know what to watch for!


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