Food Allergy: which foods cause it and what to do about allergies?
Hello, dear readers. Food Allergy is a serious problem, with the most common at the present time. It can develop not only the adult but also the child. Even breast children are exposed to it.
For them this kind of intolerance is especially dangerous. In order not to risk the health of a child have allergies, parents should know the maximum amount of information about food allergies. Its complications can even be fatal.
After reading this article, you will learn how to deal with the above ailment and what it is all about.
What is food hypersensitivity?
It is an allergic reaction to food, and the most diverse. Cause it can:
- dairy products;
- the seafood is particularly exotic;
This is not a complete list of potentially dangerous allergens. Often provoke allergic attacks proteins, it is rarely the carbohydrates and fats. In one kind of food may contain several allergens.
When they get into our gastrointestinal tract, the body reacts sharply, perceiving them as a threat, and then begins to defend in a special way.
The body shows that it hit something unbearable. Often food hypersensitivity happens in children of different ages up to teen.
The attacks often appear in infants. Read more about children’s intolerances, you can learn by watching a video of Dr. Komarovsky. The following describes the bases for such illness in infants.
Children’s food hypersensitivity — basic information
Children have not fully formed organism. He is highly sensitive, especially to anything new that falls into it. In infants food intolerance often happens after the first feeding, especially when it has a present threat allergenic product. In addition, reactions can cause:
- artificial substitute mother’s milk mixture;
- later initiation of breast-feeding;
- the abrupt transition from breast milk to the mixture;
- improper nutrition of the mother who feeds her breast milk.
Based on the above, it should be noted that toddlers ‘ allergies always begins with disorders of the digestive tract.
In older children the bouts of hypersensitivity occur due to the introduction in the diet of a new product. The disease developed at a young age and may eventually disappear. In this case, the doctors say: «the child outgrew her».
Symptoms of food allergic reactions
Sometimes allergies are very difficult to distinguish from certain diseases, e.g., urticaria and the like. This is because the primary symptom is non-allergenic rashes on skin. The rash that you see in the photo, and jump at kids and adults.
Moreover, the symptoms peculiar to animals, and you receive allergies to food in dogs, cats, farm animals.
In addition to the rashes to appear such deterioration:
- nausea to vomiting;
- antispasmodic pain in the digestive tract;
- the strongest diarrhea (in infants and toddlers with a greenish tint).
Instead of a rash on the skin may appear red spots, itchy and flaky. In the most severe situations (if bad product was used in too great a quantity, and the immune system of the allergic person is too weak) can develop anaphylactic shock and edema of Quincke type.
If the condition continues to progress, that can cause absence of treatment, the allergic person may die. So please read the following article, which describes the principles of antiallergic therapy and first aid if symptoms occur.
First aid and anti-allergic therapy
What if after a meal at a kid or an adult started having an Allergy attack? The first thing you need to eliminate contact with food, which led to this.
Not be amiss gastric lavage, but only if you do not develop edema Quincke type and no choking.
In the future will have to adhere to an elimination diet. This is the primary principle of treatment. Usually the attack takes place after cessation of consumption of the allergen.
But if it’s too strong, you may need treatment with drugs against allergies and hormonal.
Therapy with medication is appropriate only in those situations that if the reaction worsened. If ten days after starting the diet, the condition of allergies is not changed in a positive way, it is possible that better diet to review and plan differently.
It is best to do it with a nutritionist allergist. Refuse not therefore to visit doctors if you have food hypersensitivity.
Food allergies absolutely contraindicated such products
- seafood especially caviar;
- bird eggs, especially chicken;
- cow’s milk in its raw form;
- meats and spices;
- nuts and dried fruits;
- citrus and honey;
- coffee and alcoholic drinks.
The foods that you can eat the minimum portions with extreme caution:
- cereals — wheat, buckwheat, corn;
- beef and other fatty meats;
- herbal teas and infusions.
The above treats can also trigger an attack of hypersensitivity, but they do it much less frequently than products from the previous list.
National Allergy recipes
Attack allergic-type, triggered by food, you can stop using folk remedies, such as the following:
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The author: Elena Smirnova (dermatologist)