•   Friday, April 23, 2021

Food allergy in children and infants

Infants and young children are increasingly affected by food allergies. One of the most common is an allergy to cow's milk proteins, also called protein flaw. How does it manifest itself and how to fight it? What should a toddler who suspects a protein flaw be born for?

The most common symptom of allergy to cow's milk proteins is the occurrence of allergic eczema on the child's skin. In most cases, allergy occurs in children aged 2-3 months and passes when they turn 2 years old. Sometimes your allergy lasts longer, even up to the age of 12.

The main symptom of protein flaw is the red spots on the skin, which itch, making the baby extremely restless. Sometimes the conviction is accompanied by abdominal pain and general irritation. The child can be extremely hyperactive and nervous. How can you help him? The best solution will be primarily to start treatment of flaws, which usually consists in eliminating allergens from the diet of the toddler. The next step is to cure skin lesions and alleviate itching and burning. How do I do that? Very simple. It is appropriate to change existing cosmetics to products recommended for children with protein flaws. Such cosmetics, first of all, do not intensify dermatological changes, and additionally they gently wash and care for the epidermis.

How to eliminate allergens from a baby's diet?

Children fed with modified milk should receive special milk recommended for children with allergies. In order to obtain a prescription for them, you should go to the paediatrician, who after diagnosing the problem will recommend a specific apartment. Milk can also be bought without a prescription, but usually at a much higher price. However, children on breasts may also take food deprived of ingredients that cause allergies. It is enough that the mother of the child eliminates from her diet foods containing cow's milk proteins.

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