Allergies and ADHD

Jump to:

Do you have allergies and ADHD? I know I do, as does the rest of my family.

In general, I’ve noticed that a lot of people who have ADHD also have allergies of one kind or another.

Did you know that allergies can make ADHD symptoms worse? And that studies have shown a link between ADHD and allergies? (By that I mean that a statistically higher number of people with ADHD also have allergies. The reverse is not true – having allergies does not mean you have ADHD.)

There have been a number of research studies done in the past few years to substantiate this, and the allergies include food allergies as well as nasal type allergies.

The evidence indicates that the effect of allergies on ADHD symptoms could be as simple as a nasal allergy which causes poor sleep to food allergies that can fog the brain.

In some cases, treating the allergies had a profound effect on ADHD symptoms, lessening them dramatically.

If you have nasal or skin allergies, you might want to look into food allergies as well, even if you don’t notice an immediate reaction of any kind. I suggest starting with a book that I have referred to for years: “Is This Your Child?” by Dr. Doris Rapp.

If you can lessen your ADHD symptoms and feel better, too, I think taking a look at allergies is well worth it.

Picture of Lacy Estelle

Lacy Estelle

Lacy Estelle is the writer of and the Podcast host for An ADD Woman.

Read More

25 Responses

  1. My son has allergies and also has add. We’ve never tried treating the allergies as a way to affect his add. Definitely worth a try and see if we notice a difference in him;)


  2. Jeff – I’ve found so many kids with ADHD who have allergies and/or ear infections at an early age. My kids certainly fit into that category.

    I definitely think it is worth a look to see if it will help. Also consider food allergies, especially gluten and casein.

  3. I began reading your article and it really couth my attention that you put passion and you are really documented on this subject. It is easy to get involved to this kind of content.

  4. Can I just say what a aid to search out somebody who actually is aware of what theyre speaking about on the internet. You positively know learn how to carry a difficulty to light and make it important. Extra folks need to learn this and perceive this side of the story. I cant consider youre not more well-liked since you positively have the gift.

  5. I was more than happy to search out this internet-site.I needed to thanks for your time for this wonderful read!! I undoubtedly having fun with each little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you blog post.

  6. It’s laborious to seek out educated individuals on this subject, but you sound like you realize what you’re speaking about! Thanks

  7. Hey very nice web site!! Guy .. Beautiful .. Superb .. I’ll bookmark your site and take the feeds additionally¡­I’m satisfied to search out so many helpful information right here within the publish, we’d like work out extra techniques on this regard, thank you for sharing. . . . . .

  8. There are some attention-grabbing closing dates in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them center to heart. There may be some validity however I will take hold opinion till I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we wish extra! Added to FeedBurner as effectively

  9. An impressive share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing a little bit evaluation on this. And he the truth is purchased me breakfast as a result of I found it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the deal with! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to debate this, I really feel strongly about it and love reading extra on this topic. If potential, as you turn out to be experience, would you thoughts updating your blog with extra details? It’s highly helpful for me. Huge thumb up for this blog post!

  10. Simply want to say your article is as amazing. The clearness in your post is simply cool and i can assume you’re an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please continue the enjoyable work. All the best, debt collection

  11. When I initially commented I clicked the -Notify me when new feedback are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get 4 emails with the same comment. Is there any means you’ll be able to take away me from that service? Thanks!

  12. I’ll try to find out what the problem is and fix it. If you tell me which post you commented on maybe I can just unsubscribe you. Do you have that option from your end?

    I’m so sorry you’ve been bothered with this. Please accept my apologies.

  13. I feel that is among the such a lot vital information for me. And i’m satisfied reading your article. However wanna statement on some normal things, The web site taste is wonderful, the articles is in reality great : D. Excellent task, cheers

  14. That is the proper blog for anyone who desires to search out out about this topic. You understand so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really would want…HaHa). You positively put a brand new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Nice stuff, just great!

  15. I’m no longer positive the place you’re getting your information, however good topic. I must spend a while finding out more or understanding more. Thanks for fantastic information I was searching for this info for my mission.

  16. Hello There. I discovered your weblog the use of msn. This is a really neatly written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and come back to learn extra of your helpful info. Thanks for the post. I’ll certainly comeback.

  17. I like the valuable info you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and take a look at once more right here frequently. I am somewhat sure I will be told many new stuff proper here! Good luck for the next!