Allergies are considered as a serious health problem that greatly affects the sufferer’s life quality.
There are more and more people suffering from respiratory allergies, such as allergic rhinitis and asthma.
On the other hand, food allergies have been too frequently experienced in recent years as a result of the modern lifestyle.
In general, food allergies are most commonly caused by dietary choices, changes in the intestinal flora, vitamin D3 deficiency, antioxidants, pollution, and so on.
Allergies, in particular food allergies, are usually experienced by children.
It has been estimated that nearly 6-8% of children younger than 10 years as well as 8-10% of children younger than 3 years are suffering from some food allergies. However, about 3-4% of adults are also suffering from this health issue.
If a child deals with food allergies, they may have a great emotional impact on the parents, thus leading to a significant social activity limit of the entire family.
To be more specific, if your child suffers from a certain food allergy, it means that you need to prepare specific and separate dishes, pay special attention to its social and school activities, be cautious about the possible hidden allergy triggers, etc. All these actually contribute to increased stress levels of the entire family.
In fact, there is an increased risk of developing food allergies in the first few years of a child’s life.
Fortunately, several years later, these food allergies just go away.
The food allergy is typically manifested by various symptoms in various body organs. The symptoms can vary from person to person, i.e., the same type of food can cause a different allergic reaction in different individuals.
Allergic reactions are usually experienced several minutes or hours after consuming the food. But, only touch or smell of certain foods can also result in an allergic reaction in some people.
How to Effectively Eliminate the Issue:
It is recommended to eliminate all the food triggers that result in an allergic reaction. Even though, it is not very easy in the beginning, but your doctor as well as your family members can help you a lot to follow a strict and healthy diet.
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