Whether your child has allergies, asthma, or both, you must know where to turn when symptoms arise. With several locations across New York and New Jersey, Chai Urgent Care is equipped to treat minor pediatric allergic reactions, asthma attacks, and other acute conditions. Open seven days per week until midnight, our compassionate team is standing by to assist you and your family and provide your child with relief.
NOTE: If you or a loved one experiences an anaphylaxis attack, call 9-1-1 right away. As this condition makes it very difficult to breathe, it is considered to be life-threatening and needs to be addressed in the emergency room.
Pediatric Asthma Care In NJ & NY
Asthma is a respiratory condition that causes spasms in the lungs’ bronchi, making it difficult for sufferers to breathe – especially after periods of physical activity. It can be caused by diagnosed allergies or other factors, and a family history of asthma means your child is more likely to develop it. Obesity, exposure to tobacco smoke, and living in an area with high concentrations of air pollution can also play a significant role.
At Chai Urgent Care, we assist pediatric asthma patients in finding a remedy to their acute symptoms. Though the condition tends to mirror other respiratory diseases, our specialists can identify the signs of asthma and related health issues, with symptoms such as:
- Chest tightness
- Shortness of breath
- Chronic coughing
- Problems with feeding in infants
Pediatric Allergy Care In NJ & NY
Our locations are also prepared to handle pediatric allergic reactions and other allergy-related conditions. These occur due to an overreaction within the immune system, which is triggered by outside substances called allergens. Yet allergic reactions don’t always occur right away. For instance, your child may be fine while playing in a pollen-ridden yard but can later develop an allergy to pollen. In any event, allergic reactions can range from being very mild to fatal and can be caused by several factors, including:
- Certain pets
- Foods, with common allergens being nuts, cow’s milk, and seafood
- Environmental allergens including dust, pollen, bees, and grass
Because of the unpredictable nature of allergies and the fact that children may have difficulty expressing their troubles, parents need to know what warning signs to look out for. Some symptoms that may point toward an allergic reaction and require immediate medical attention include:
- Red, itchy, watery, or swollen eyes
- Blocked ears and/or nasal passages
- Postnasal drip
- Sore or swollen throat
- Coughing up clear mucus
- Tightness in the chest
- Eczema (dry or cracked skin), hives, or another rash
Receive Treatment at Chai Urgent Care
While pediatric allergies and asthma do not currently have cures, they are very treatable. At Chai Urgent Care, we can provide prescription medications, eye-drops, nasal sprays, and more to help fight any reactions or attacks. We are also able to administer immunotherapy, which consists of medications that bolster the immune system’s ability to fight off these conditions. For more information, contact us today.