Children who suffer from allergies will experience a recurrence at certain moments. Not only when exposed to allergens (allergy triggers), but also when the body resistance decreases. When relapse, a child with allergies need support from parents. However, rather than support it, there are many cases where parents tend to scold them even during relapse.
Parents Tend to Get Upset When Allergies in Their Children Relapse
According to Dr. Fatimah Haniman SpKJ (K), a child who is suffering from allergies has great potential for experiencing depression. At least seven children patients indicated experiencing depression in a week. Based on her observations during the last five years, 2 of 7 patients suffering from allergies, one of which is rhinitis allergic. In these conditions, children tend to experience nasal itching, sneezing, runny nose to severe. When these conditions recur, the child will become more restless and fussy. They wanted to feel good again soon but did not know what to do. At moments like that parent support is needed.
Based on the examination of child patients who experience depression but also suffered from allergies, Fatimah suspect it happens because parents who triggered it. The trigger in question is a parent acts like a scold or threaten when allergy relapse. Rather than cured, it can make children become depressed.
Fatimah gives an example, there are parents who spontaneously upset when their children cough. The parents are angry with their children because a cough is caused by the child violated the command (such as eating chocolate). The parents grew angry with them because they have to incur additional costs again to go to the doctor and get medication.
Such treatments can make children become depressed. They will feel depressed when people nearby do not support them. This is compounded by the fact that children who have allergies tend to have lower immunity than children who do not suffer from allergies. When under pressure and threats, they will stress.
Fatimah also cites a study that shows if children with rhinitis allergic have a tendency to easy sleepy and tired. This could have an impact on the decrease of achievement at the school. Therefore, the role of parents is very determining the durability and stability of the emotions of children.
It is undeniable that parents who have children with allergies tend to be more tired than usual. Even so, parents should be able to react wisely. Parents may have to act firmly against the ban on food or other things that can trigger a relapse. However, children should not be used as the object of anger when they have violated the ban.