Surely many who have children, know that a child’s first years of life may be allergic to any products. It usually appears in the redness of the cheeks and rashes. Sometimes it is difficult to cope with it, especially if you don’t immediately understand what products the reaction originated from.
If one of the parents suffers from various allergies, then the child is also likely to manifest. In addition, negative environmental factors in the place of residence of the child, parents smoking can be called negative factors. Transferred by the mother during pregnancy, preeclampsia or infectious diseases are also causes of allergies.
Most often, children have a reaction to a certain type of food. It can be whole cow’s milk, eggs, wheat, rye, carrots, tomatoes, bell pepper, celery, strawberries, strawberries, raspberries, citrus fruits, pineapples, pomegranates, kiwi, persimmon, melon, coffee, cocoa, chocolate, mushrooms, nuts, honey.
Cow Milk Allergy
My child had a reaction to cow’s milk protein. We found it out not immediately, but in a long experimental way.
It all started with the fact that after a year we decided to unlearn from the guards and switched to a good milk mixture. I chose the one that was tested as an older daughter. Around the same time, the child had rashes on the legs. The doctor said that this is dermatitis and we need to find out what product this reaction may be.
I didn’t even think about milk! We put the child on a diet, did not give any products that are dangerous from the point of view of allergy, but the rash did not go away. To this was added snoring at night, which I attributed to the adenoids. I even went for recommendations to the ENT. Only then I realized that snoring was caused by swelling of the nasopharynx due to allergies.
Our eruptions have already become scabs, and I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown, because We ate almost one oatmeal on the water. We have already changed the mixture, and not one. On the advice of grandmothers, I transferred the child to regular milk, because all around said that it was unknown what was added to the mixture. But it did not give results. The doctor prescribed a hypoallergenic mixture, but my child simply refused to drink it.
The point in this story put buying lactose free mixture. Only after we completely eliminated cow’s milk from the diet and switched to lactose-free Nutrilak, the skin rashes disappeared and the child stopped snoring.
How to identify allergies
I know that you can diagnose food allergies. To do this, skin scarification test is used and blood tests are done, but these tests may give false results.
At home, to identify the product allergen, you need to put the child on a diet. After the reaction disappears (redness, itching), the products are introduced one by one into the diet. In difficult cases, antihistamines are used. But I am glad that we did without drugs and defeated allergies.