Food allergy problems in children are increasingly widespread in developing countries.
The most common type of allergy to children and infants is food allergy, eczema, asthma and allergic rhinitis.
Sometimes this condition will disappear or recover itself when the child is older and some experience it over a lifetime. Although allergic reactions can be controlled with medication, it can be restored at any time if the trigger is not avoided.
Food allergies usually improve spontaneously within 3 years, but these are often replaced with respiratory allergies. Therefore, it is better to prevent the development of allergies from the very beginning.
What causes allergies?
Children with allergies produce antibodies to certain foods. When children eat or drink allergy-inducing foods, these antibodies will conflict with the food and start allergic reactions.
This reaction releases chemicals (such as histamine) which causes allergy symptoms.
If one parent has allergies, the percentage of chances of their child getting allergic is about 40%. If both parents have an allergic history, the opportunity will increase to 75% for each child. Often children will inherit the same allergies with their parents, mothers or siblings.
Other factors that can cause a baby
Passive exposure to cigarette smoke during pregnancy or newborns increases the risk for allergies in early life. Diet mom during pregnancy and during breastfeeding.
Concerned about any allergic reaction as follows:
- rashes around the mouth of the child, nose and eyes, and may spread throughout your child’s body
- nausea, vomiting and / or diarrhea
- light swelling on her lips, eyes and face
- runny nose or stuffy nose, sneezing, watery eyes
- throat swelling and / or itchy mouth
- swelling in the throat and mouth
- difficult to swallow or talk
- difficult to breathe – asthma or throat