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More and more children have allergies of all kinds, also food allergies. The reason for the increase in allergies among children is unknown, although many relate it to lifestyle habits and the deterioration of the environment. Be that as it may, we remain vigilant to mitigate the consequences of food allergies In the kids.
The risk of food allergies begins from babies and the first that manifests is the allergy to milk when they begin to consume cow's milk. The vast majority of food allergies disappear after a few years, but you have to to take precautions so as not to put the health of the little ones at risk.
- Milk. An allergy to milk protein is the first allergy that can manifest itself even during breastfeeding. It is easy to detect by its symptoms of urticaria, erythema, vomiting or diarrhea and is solved by eliminating the dairy products of the baby's or child's diet.
- Egg. It is an allergy almost as frequent as that of milk and also of early appearance, generally in the transition of the baby from milk to solid foods. Symptoms can range from swelling of the mouth and eyes, to itchy throat, but also conjunctivitis, sneezing, or difficulty breathing.
- Fruits. Generally this allergy to fruits does not involve all types of fruits. The most frequent is allergy to pinkish fruits such as cherries, strawberries, plums, nectarines, peaches or apricots, but the child who suffers from it can eat the rest of the fruits normally. The allergy symptoms to fruits are common to other food allergies and in this case, it also usually subsides over time.
- Nuts. With the allergy to the nuts it happens as with the allergy to the fruits, that does not have why to occur with all the nuts. Intolerance to peanuts It is the most frequent and in addition to the usual symptoms of allergies, gastrointestinal problems are observed. You have to watch what nuts children eat because it is one of the most persistent allergies over time.
- Fish and seafood. Fish allergy is also very common among children, especially when it begins to be included in their diet. In fact it is the third allergy food after eggs and milk and may subside on its own in a few years or last a lifetime. The same can be said for a shellfish allergy, although in this case it is not considered a staple food and the problem is more easily circumvented.
- Gluten. Special mention should be made of the allergy to gluten that can greatly complicate the diet of children. Gluten is a seed that is found in most cereals, basic in the infant feeding. Fortunately, the population is increasingly sensitized to this allergy to gluten and manufacturers make their food products suitable for children with celiac disease allergic to gluten.
Laura Velez. Editor of our site
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