How to identify the development of food allergy in a child?
Child Health / / August 12, 2017
ruddy cheeks toddler delight and touches his parents and numerous relatives.Net delicate skin is an indicator of proper nutrition and child health.But at least 40% of children suffer from all sorts of allergic reactions that manifest a rash on the face and body, swelling and other symptoms.One of the most common allergies is considered a food.Her treachery is that cause it can even be the safest (at first sight), and the necessary products in the diet.
Warning: Danger close!
With food the child receives everything necessary for its growth and development.However, any product can be an allergen.That will not bring any harm to the baby one, will provoke a violent reaction from another.Some children react even hypoallergenic products such as rice, oatmeal, green apples.Pediatricians cases of food allergy to breast milk repeatedly noted.
believed that children whose mothers during pregnancy abused honey, chocolate, eggs, destined to become "allergic" from birth.These babies are born with all kinds of
- gastrointestinal disorders (vomiting, belching, diarrhea, bloating);
- respiratory problems (runny nose, cough).
If amazed skin, and the digestive and respiratory systems while serving alarms, then the child must be urgently hospitalized.
Identification of allergies and allergens
most often allergic rashes appear as you type in the diet of baby new products: fruits, vegetables, fish.Parents should monitor how the child's body perceives the "innovation".Doctors recommend even keep a special food diary, which states what and when to feed the baby, appeared after this unpleasant symptoms.Even not being a specialist, my mother will be able to quickly understand what triggered the rash and itching.
older children will help identify the allergen laboratory studies.There are several ways.
- An elimination tests.Their essence is that of baby food for a few weeks completely eliminated all foods that can cause allergic reactions.After a certain period of time they slowly, one by one, entered again.This enables the physician to accurately determine the product to which the body reacts.
- Blood.The test determines the amount of an immunoglobulin that is responsible for allergic reaction to a particular allergen.
If the doctor has confirmed the presence of the child's food allergy, it is necessary to adjust his diet by eliminating food-allergens.If your baby reacts to the milk mixture, you should replace them with mixtures based on soy milk.Adherence to feeding mode (volume, time intervals between meals) will help if you do not get rid of food allergies, then reduce her symptoms.
Even doctors recommend you look closely, from which the child refuses food most fiercely.It is possible that they are the cause of allergies.There are cases when forcibly skormlennye "useful" or semolina porridge, seafood or rye bread called angioedema and anaphylactic shock.
12 Aug, 2017
12 Aug, 2017