Allergic to iron: how is, and what preparations treated?
Hello, dear guests and regular visitors of the site! In previous articles we have considered local allergic reaction to the metal. And now I want to tell you about this rare but real disease, as allergic to iron nutritional in nature.
How you can earn them? Very simple: taking drugs that contain this trace mineral. In which cases are assigned to such drugs and how dangerous intolerance to iron? If you are interested in the answers, then find them you can here.
What most often provokes intolerance to iron?
As mentioned above, people often turn to doctors with such a problem as an Allergy to iron supplements. They can take a person for anemia. Anemia is malabsorption of iron, which leads to its deficiency. Patients with anemia are assigned to the iron-containing medicines, such as:
- stimulators of hematopoiesis;
- Antianemic and hematopoietic.
They are all aimed at filling in the gap of the above substances in the human body. Assign them unable during pregnancy and also for anaemia in children and adults.
It should be noted that intolerance of iron-like substance may appear not only due to iron-containing drugs, but also due to individual predisposition.
Additional causes of intolerance to iron
This trace mineral is present in abundance in our world. We produced vegetables and other products that feed on. Unfortunately, iron is poorly absorbed by the body.
Of the total volume which enters the intestine together with food, the body’s delayed by only 1-2%.
About the same is displayed in the course of metabolic processes. For a healthy person this process is perfectly normal. But some the absorption of iron for some reason is broken.
For example, in infants this substance is not absorbed because the gut is still too weak.
Pregnant women — due to hormonal changes. In addition, iron intolerance can provoke:
- irregularities in the thyroid gland;
- pancreatic insufficiency;
- heredity (if the same disease had relatives);
- the violations in the digestive tract;
- failures in metabolic processes in the body.
In these cases, you may develop food intolerances. How is it determined? Of course, the characteristic symptoms described in the following paragraph.
For food intolerance iron is characterized by such symptoms: upset stomach,weakness, excessive or insufficient working of the salivary glands; rash; swelling of the throat and mucous membranes in the oral cavity; conjunctivitis; rhinitis.
Symptoms of iron intolerance
Since the more common is iron drug intolerance, first let’s look at its symptoms. So, this disease is accompanied by such deterioration:
- urticaria (pictured) and various skin irritations, the satellite which is itching;
- large blisters all over the body or in separate areas;
- swelling of the type of angioedema — swelling of lips, areas of the face around the mouth, eyes;
- active sneezing, and other signs of a cold;
- respiratory disorder, cough;
- hemorrhages on skin and mucous membranes;
- if you did the injection, the flow off of the place in which it was made, suppuration, inflammation;
- the increase in temperature.
Where Allergy is taken from the infants?
Babies are born with a «sterile» gut. It develops during growth. Consequently, the newborn immature intestine, and therefore can not cope with all the cope gastrointestinal tract of an adult.
Of course, nobody gives babies of iron-containing medications or foods that contains this trace mineral. Where then taken allergic?
It’s simple: mommy, consuming medications or nutritional stimuli, transfers them to the child in breast milk that accumulates in the mammary glands.
In breast milk contains substances from the mother’s body, including allergens, which she was using. In the body of the baby they may trigger an allergic attack if you get there in excessive quantities or the baby has a congenital swervedriver to them.
The causes and symptoms of iron intolerance, we can only know about its treatment.
Anti-allergic therapy — the basics
How to treat intolerance to iron? Pharmacists have not yet invented a drug that can literally cure this pathology. The only option is to withdraw from the stimulus.
If hypersensitivity medication, you will have to give up from iron-containing drugs, and if a food — products.
What foods high in iron? Here is a small list: pistachios, mushrooms (mostly white), cocoa, brewer’s yeast, egg yolk, liver (pork, chicken and beef), apples, cinnamon.
The symptoms of an allergic attack can torture the allergies for weeks, if not longer. How to eliminate them? This will help antihistamine. Here are the most modern and safe ones:
To eliminate local signs of intolerance will help corticosteroids — hormones. Among them the most popular nasal sprays to lower blood pressure mother and Nasonex.
I want to warn you against self-medication. Allergic to iron supplements — dangerous disease. Only a doctor knows what to prescribe such allergies. The above substance is present in the composition of many medicines.
Sometimes its presence is indicated in the last lines of a composition to not finish. So if there was an Allergy, be sure to go to the doctor-allergist and consult with him.
That’s all the information about a fairly rare form of Allergy — intolerance of iron. Read what you can share with friends via social networks. Also, don’t forget to subscribe for updates on this website. Up to new meetings!
The author: Elena Smirnova (dermatologist)