Allergy after giving birth: why does it occur and how is it treated?
Hello, dear readers! Pregnancy is a special period in the life of the fair half of mankind. E
the process radically changes the female body. Unfortunately, such changes are not always positive.
Acquired Allergy after giving birth — it is a common phenomenon faced by many new mothers of all ages.
Why it occurs? What should I watch born to the woman? How to deal with such acquired hypersensitivity? All this will tell you in this article.
Causes of postpartum allergies
This unpleasant complication can be triggered by the following factors:
- heredity — if someone in the family of young mother suffering from Allergy;
- drugs used in childbirth or while carrying the baby;
- food supplements for pregnant women active biological agents-additives, vitamins, etc.;
- unfavorable ecological situation;
- weakening of the immune system in the postpartum period.
For the female body childbirth is a great burden and, of course, stress. After that the mom can begin the intolerance of anything or intensify already existing before pregnancy allergies.
A special risk group consist of women who have:
- the pregnancy was hard;
- there was frequent swelling;
- continually increased pressure;
- during childbirth there were complications.
How dangerous postpartum acquired hypersensitivity?
Acquired hypersensitivity can spoil the lives of not only the young mother but also her baby. When feeding breast milk the baby receives nutrients from the mother’s body.
Unfortunately, they can be transmitted not only nutrients, but also harmful, for example, allergens. Because of this, newborns after birth can also develop allergies. Do not think that breastfeeding is harmful.
On the contrary, it will help normalize female hormonal balance and strengthen the body of the baby. By the way, baby formulas provoke hypersensitivity is far more common than mother’s milk.
What is the Allergy that happens in the postpartum period more often?
The female body after birth stress can have a negative respond to anything. Hypersensitivity often occurs due to:
- household chemicals;
- biological substances (pollen, dust mites, etc.);
Hypersensitivity sometimes develops in the sun, but this happens very rarely and due to hormonal changes. In some cases, the body begins to react negatively to red vegetables and fruits, especially the exotic.
Forums young mothers are the most common complaint of mothers-people with allergies to detergents and other household chemicals, even at nursery. Household chemicals — the most dangerous potential allergen in the postnatal period.
If you have after birth the baby started intolerance of anything it is not necessary to hope that it will pass spontaneously. Allergy is a serious physiological rejection requiring treatment. By the way, sometimes this disease is confused with other, for example, a cold or bronchitis.
To properly treat a disease, it is first necessary to correctly diagnose. So I suggest to familiarize yourself with the main symptoms of acquired allergies.
How to distinguish an acquired Allergy from other diseases?
The most striking manifestation of hypersensitivity is hives — skin rash, shown in photo. On this basis, it is very easy to diagnose the Allergy.
First, the epidermis begins to jump single Valderice, which gradually merge into the spots.
The affected areas of the body it is very itchy, there is a burning sensation and pain. Is allergic to such manifestation long enough.
In addition, women have allergies can appear:
- allergic rhinitis — constant stuffy nose, watery eyes, itchy nose and throat, profuse secretion of mucus, spontaneous prolonged sneezing;
- allergic cough — short or long bouts of cough which does not bring relief and can provoke allergic bronchial asthma.
The adult female food hypersensitivity may develop intoxication, accompanied by disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. The same thing will happen with baby allergies, if his body begin to react negatively to the food.
Treat postpartum acquired hypersensitivity correctly
If the above symptoms, then you need to go to an allergist and determine the irritant. The basis of anti-allergic therapy is the exclusion of the stimulus of life. It will serve as the prevention of new attacks.
To improve your condition, you need to eliminate the symptoms of acquired hypersensitivity. How to treat runny nose, cough, hives and intoxication, you ask? Then here is the effective methods:
Self-medication in the postpartum period may negatively affect not only you but also your baby. Therefore, in no case do not exercise them and not take the popular treatment. Before taking any anti-Allergy drugs, consult your doctor.
For any newly moms will benefit from the following video:
That’s about it. Postpartum acquired allergies sometimes go away on their own after normalization of hormonal background. So do not despair if you have had the disease.
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The author: Elena Smirnova (dermatologist)