How to keep your kids safe from the most common child allergies

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Before we talk about common food allergies in kids. Let’s first understand what allergies are. Allergic reactions are adverse immune responses to substances, or allergens, that are generally safe to most individuals. The symptoms it produces can be mildly bothersome or even potentially fatal. Some foods, dust, plant pollen, and medications are typical allergies.

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When an allergic child is exposed to that allergen, their immune system wrongly interprets it as a threat to their health. It overreacts, viewing the material as an intruder that has to be driven away. Immune system produces immunoglobulin E antibodies to defend the body (IgE). In order to protect against the allergen “invader,” these trigger specific cells to release chemicals into the bloodstream, including histamine.

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Allergies are triggered by the release of these substances. The lungs, skin, eyes, nose, throat, gastrointestinal tract, and lungs can all be impacted by reactions. This allergic reaction will return if that allergen is exposed again in the future.

Allergy symptoms can be controlled, but there is no known treatment. Keeping away from the allergens is the best method to deal with them. The allergy itself, as well as the potential effects of ingesting or coming into touch with the allergen, should be frequently discussed with children by their parents.

Inform every person who will be looking after your child, including the childcare staff, teachers, family members, and the parents of his or her friends.

Doctors may recommend medications such as antihistamines, eye drops, and nasal sprays if avoiding environmental allergens isn’t possible or doesn’t work. (Many also come without a doctor’s prescription.)

Doctors may advise allergy shots (immunotherapy) to assist a patient get desensitised to an allergen. However, they are only beneficial for allergens including dust, mould, pollen, animals, and insect. 

Every child is unique, and each allergy calls for a particular course of action that is best for your child. Most of the time, it’s preferable to speak with a medical professional who can assess your child’s immune system and suggest improvements that will help them better combat allergies.

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