Allergy, unfortunately, has not bypassed our family. My husband is allergic to cats, alcohol and some foods. Therefore, when our baby bloomed cheeks, I suspected something was wrong.
How to recognize the signs of allergy in children up to a year?
When my daughter once again reddened her cheeks and had a skin rash, I sounded the alarm. I think many mothers have been in a similar situation and have seen signs of so-called diathesis in their children. Diathesis, as a rule, clearly shows us about the susceptibility of our child to allergies. Moreover, allergic reactions are different, some manifest themselves externally and are easily noticed, while others may be barely perceptible.
Usually, the effect of allergens on the body affects the functions of certain organs. The intestines, respiratory tract and skin are the first to suffer.
If your baby has diarrhea with mucus, colic, bloating, or just a tummy sore, then know – it’s all because of you. You probably ate something bad. My daughter had terrible colic from the flour. I had to give up my beloved Napoleon … Eh …
A runny nose, sneezing, coughing, swollen nose, watery eyes – all these signs always haunt my husband, so to avoid these symptoms in my daughter, I got rid of my husband’s cat.
My daughter had allergy symptoms on the skin. Her cheeks reddened, legs and handles peeling off. As it turned out, it was a reaction to strawberries and ginger (unfortunately, I had to abandon experiments with ginger tea for weight loss).
1) In general, it is desirable initially to be very attentive to your diet. Try not to eat foods that are at risk for allergenicity (chocolate, cow’s milk, citrus fruits, seafood, berries).
2) Introduce new products into the baby’s diet carefully, gradually.
3) Try to refrain from eating foods with various artificial additives.
4) Create a food diary. It really helped me. I admit, I did not lead him in good faith, but he helped me in identifying dangerous products for our baby.
Pediatricians say that an allergic reaction to certain products does not mean that the child will suffer from allergies for the rest of his life. As a rule, with age, food allergies pass.
And what your kids were allergic? How did you recognize her?