Allergies in Children, Identifying characteristics and triggers
If skin of the child redness or itching, usually we assume he was exposed to allergy. We then blame the eggs, milk, or food eaten. Allergy synonymous with skin diseases. Actually understanding allergy is not just like that.
Medically allergy is a hypersensitivity of the immune system or immune to circumstances or causes. This means that the immune system overreact to a factor that is not necessarily inviting the same reaction from the immune system of another individual.
Allergy symptoms vary greatly. From skin disorders to more serious such as narrowing of the respiratory tract. Various forms of allergies. Egg allergy, dust, seafood, or air. Actually, how many types of allergies? Doctor Daniel Irawan, GDSS (38) states, there is no definite division of the types of allergies. But broadly be classified through factor.
“For example, food allergy, certain chemicals from the liquid to the elements such as metals. Allergy to weather or weather changes, allergies to insect bites, dust or house dust mites, allergy to the drug, “said Daniel told the Us. Allergies also called hypersensitivity. Daniel adds, sensitive skin more susceptible to allergies. But it must be distinguished from irritation.
Daniel suggests two things for moms.
First, identify the common traits of skin contact allergies.
Allergic skin rash diverse subject. Usually accompanied by itching, redness and thickening. The easiest, recognizing the disorder allergic skin rash called urticaria. The spots are usually larger swelling or extensive.
Second, identify the trigger.
“At times like this, when the body’s immune system is disturbed, allergy testing is not so recommended because it can cause bias in the results. Perform an allergy test when the body fit, “Daniel pointed out.
One of the most common allergies, food allergies. Eggs, for example.
New England Journal of Medicine in 2012 reported a study of 55 children with egg allergies who received intake of foods made from eggs, which added gradually over 22 months.
The result is quite surprising, 75 percent of children surveyed could enjoy two eggs a day without an allergic reaction. This study was followed up since 15 percent of children are not able to complete the research to completion. In medical records, an egg allergy affects 2.5 percent of children in the world. First aid is usually taken when one of the family members have allergies, antihistamine drugs.
“It would be better prevention of risk factors. It can be known through observations within a specified period or a more detailed examination such as allergy testing. In genetic terms, the technical term atopy, allergic tendencies indicating a genetically inherited. It could be dermatitis, rhinitis to asthma. Type of allergy is usually survive until adulthood, ” said the doctor (Dr. Daniel).
Sometimes the cause of allergies is not only the food, but the substances contained in the food. For example, when dining marine fish, marine fish not trigger allergies, but additional substances like MSG that triggers a reaction. It must be investigated thoroughly.
Dr. Daniel concluded, allergy is a disorder rather than the disease. It’s not 100 percent healed. But the intervention of the immune factors or the use of drugs could make allergies stop instantaneously. Not forever.
“In children whose immune systems have not yet fully formed, a greater risk of allergy. If no factor of atopy, as an adult they can no longer have allergies, “he concluded.