Food Allergy and not only
The skin of healthy infants and velvety smooth. Caring mom to find on the delicate skin of baby redness and rashes, immediately trying to blame everything on the ever-present allergies. But skin diseases in children can be caused by problems in the digestive system, lack of enzymes, anemia, dysbiosis, or intestinal parasites. Sometimes this happens because of wrong or too early introduction of complementary foods. Food Allergy occurs only in 15% of children under one year.
When lesions on the skin of older children, it is possible to determine the presence of food allergies. Alternating for some time to exclude from the menu of baby different kinds of food and watch the reaction. If, after cancellation of any product the rash is gone, then you are on the right track. It remains only to make a test experience and to offer again to try the food, which caused problems. If re-eruption is possible to speak about probability of a food Allergy.
Children are also often allergic to house dust, animal dander, pollen and certain drugs and vaccines. Allergic reactions can be due to hereditary factor. If one or both parents suffer from allergies, the child with high probability will be affected by this disease.
A blood test for allergens: hurry up or wait
To determine whether health problems in a child associated with an Allergy, will help a special blood test that will detect the presence of antibodies to any allergen. The analysis should send a doctor for medical reasons. This procedure is prescribed even for babies, but the result in this case can be misleading, especially if the child is fed with breast milk.
Allergy is one of the forms of immunity disorders. In early childhood the immune system has not yet formed. Specific antibodies are not synthesized independently in the blood largely determined by the mother's antibodies. The presence of maternal antibodies seen in the body of the child up to three years. So to do the analysis on allergens is appropriate when the child reaches 3 years of age. Previously, this procedure should not be carried, except in an emergency. For example, if the baby suffered anaphylactic shock.
At the time of delivery of the analysis, the child needs to be healthy. Two weeks before this it is necessary to exclude the use of anti-allergic drugs. Attentive to the child's condition and compliance with doctor's recommendations will help to cope with allergies and to be healthy.