Food Allergies

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by Alejandra Okie when my daughter was 14 months old ate eggs for the first time. In a few minutes, began to have difficulty breathing and other symptoms of anaphylaxis, an allergic reaction that can cause death. Twelve million people in the United States suffer from allergies to foods in the United States.UU. and the number continues to rise. You probably know someone who has food allergies. Food allergies are more common among children (affect 6 percent of young children). Even if your child has food allergies, it is possible that a student who feels close in the school cafeteria Yes has them. Find answers to six common questions about food allergies: 1.

when occurs a food allergy? Food allergies occur when the immune system that protects the body decides that something that the person ate is harmful. The body releases histamine to attack food protein and you have symptoms of an allergic reaction. 2. What are the? symptoms of food allergies? Early signs of food allergies: eczema/scales in the skin hives and itching whistling breathing mucus in their stool diarrhea and/or vomiting when a new food or formula gives your baby other symptoms: tingling sensation in the mouth, swelling of the tongue or throat difficulty breathing vomit cramps blood pressure low loss of consciousness 3. What are the foods that commonly cause allergies? Eight foods cause 90 percent of all reactions: (dairy) milk, eggs, peanuts/peanut, nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat and soy. The number of cases of allergy to peanuts in the United States it has been increasing and reactions can cause death. Some schools are banning products containing nuts and peanuts/peanut butter.

4. How are food allergies diagnosed? An allergist, or physician specializing in allergies, can do a skin test (of the skin) or blood tests. Take in Note that these tests do not always indicate that the person will have an allergic reaction. 5. What precautionary measures can be taken? There is no cure for allergies. The only way to prevent a reaction is to not eat the food that causes it. Eating only a small amount of food can cause a severe reaction or death. If your baby is testing new foods, it is recommended that only him a new food at a time in his house and wait three to five days before giving another new meal to make sure you don’t have symptoms of allergies. Parents of children with food allergies must read all labels for ingredients very carefully and prepare food safe at home. Children with food allergies should carry an injection of epinephrine in the event that they have a very strong reaction. 6. How can I help children with food allergies? Ask your child if a colleague has allergies to food and what is allergic. Ask your child that you wash the hands after eating so your partner doesn’t have contact with food that can cause a reaction. If your child knows any pupil who is allergic to peanuts/peanut, do not send food to school containing this ingredient. Some people may have a reaction with only inhale tiny parts of peanuts in the air. Do not offer food to young children without consulting her parents. Talk to the school principal about what you can do to make the school a safer place for students with food allergies. Find more information.

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