First of all, parents should understand that and treat allergies, like any other disease, the infant should be only under the supervision of a pediatrician. Besides, to identify the allergen is sometimes possible only after special laboratory tests, but this is the stage that is elementary for the treatment of allergies.
Most often in infants manifested a food Allergy. The diet is the best method to combat the disease. Diet tailored to exclude from the diet dangerous products. In addition, the doctor prescribes antihistamines and ointments, relieving the main symptoms of food allergies: itching, rash, redness, or peeling of the skin. Diet for a kid, usually assigned individually, but some of the recommendations are generic and are suitable for any child who suffer from allergies. Example: be sure to follow the amount of food your baby eats in one feeding; exercise regimes, drinking and feeding, refuse, industrial compounds, because they are not designed for children with allergies. If the child has already started the symptoms of food allergies, the foods should be administered no earlier than 4 months, especially fruit juices and purees. If the child is on artificial feeding – adjust the mixture.
Quite often in babies is an Allergy to animal dander. In this case, the danger is not only in contact, causing dermal changes, but that such a manifestation can cause angioedema. In addition, the reaction occurs in a matter of minutes. To say that parents should exclude the presence in the house Pets, probably not worth it, because it is a prerequisite. In addition, noting the child has obvious symptoms, parents should immediately consult specialists or to call an ambulance.
Allergy in a baby can occur as a reaction to household chemicals or care products for skin. Parents should be very carefully to buy sanitary products, powders, rinses. Better if there are products made especially for Allergy sufferers. And, to wash in a special powder should not only things baby and adult clothes, as the child cuddles up to the parents. For the same reason, adults need to limit the use of perfumes, deodorants, shaving cream, etc cosmetic products.
Advice 2: How to treat allergies in baby
Allergies in infants has its own characteristics. At this age, usually, allergic reactions occur in response to the use of any products. This pathology is evident in infants most often in the form of allergic dermatitis. Her treatment is based on the principles of termination of receipt of the allergen in the child's body, accelerating its excretion, and the elimination of the manifestations of this reaction.
Allergic dermatitis is manifested primarily on the face, with worsening of the disease covers the whole body. Find out which product is the reaction. Infants as the main get nutrition breast milk or formula. If the child is on breastfeeding, check your diet. Use the principles of hypoallergenic diet for your diet. Eliminate all the colored fruits and vegetables, preservatives, meats, spices, coffee and chocolate.
If the kid is on artificial feeding, adjust the milk mixture. There are a number of mixtures for babies prone to allergic reactions. With the introduction of complementary foods follow the recommendations of pediatricians. Use only those vegetables and fruits that grow in the area of spot color (red and yellow apples, citrus) exclude. With the introduction of meat products as foods use hypoallergenic varieties — meat Turkey and rabbit. Dairy products — curd and yogurt, do not buy in the shops, and get at the milk kitchen.
After exclusion of contact with allergens in the child's body need to speed up their elimination. Use sorbents which bind and neutralize foreign agents. Let your child activated charcoal, "Filtrum" or "Enterosgel" in the dosages indicated on the packaging of drugs.
To encourage the elimination of allergens and eliminate the itching in allergic dermatitis let your child antihistamines, better second or third generation — "Cethrin", "claritin", "Zyrtec" and "Xyzal" in the appropriate dosages. Drugs use once a day, duration of treatment at least 7 days.
Local areas of altered skin of the child process antiseptic solutions, this will help prevent the accession of infection. Use the solutions of brilliant green, fukortsin, and others. To reduce itching and moisturize the skin daily, use warm baths with decoctions of herbs of nettle, burdock root, tasyacelistnika. Do not use the chain, the Daisy and the celandine, the decoctions of these plants dried the skin. After the bath, apply baby lotion, especially on the area of skin folds.