IF YOUR BABY IS NOT GAINING WEIGHT, THE CAUSE MAY BE A FOOD ALLERGY

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IF YOUR BABY IS NOT GAINING WEIGHT, THE CAUSE MAY BE A FOOD ALLERGY

Food allergy in infants and children can occur in the supplement months of infancy or when additional food is started. There is no cure for food allergy, and is manifested by symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, colic pains, eczema, runny nose, vomiting, inability to gain weight, thus the only method for the patient is to avoid foods and products that he / she is allergic to.

Turkey iHealth member and Adana hospital Doctor pointed out that food allergy may improve in infants and children and suggested that a loading test be performed in regular intervals.

Food allergies occur because our immune system has an abnormal response to nutrients. Symptoms can be seen in a single organ or in several organ systems such as the skin, intestinal tract. Food supplement, which are one of the most important problems experienced in infancy and childhood, sometimes give symptoms in the first months of infancy before the start of additional food, sometimes as soon as the start of transfer food. Stating that babies with a family history of allergies have a 2-4 times higher risk of allergies than usual, Children’s Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Specialist Prof. Dr. listed the most common symptoms of food allergies as follows:

“Food allergies in infants and young children poo green mucous and sometimes bloody, diarrhea, obstinate constipation, severe colic pains, atopic dermatitis, or eczema, urticaria (hives), recurrent attacks of wheezing and cough, or nasal congestion, runny nose is shaped like. Sometimes severe and persistent vomiting, such as reflux, difficulty eating and inability to gain weight can be the only symptom of food allergy in infancy. Cow’s milk, eggs, fish, peanuts, nuts, walnuts, dried nuts such as pistachios, soy, wheat, pulses and sesame are the most common nutrients that can cause food allergies.”

How is food allergy diagnosed?

When the diagnosis is delayed in food allergies, growth and development retardation may occur. Sometimes, with an incorrect diagnosis, some children may also have to follow unnecessary diets for a long time. Prof. Dr. recalled that against this background, the patient’s history is very important: “The content and amount of food consumed, the time of appearance and improvement of symptoms, whether there were similar reactions before and after, the characteristics of the symptoms (it may be useful to photograph) should be well known. According to the information obtained from the history, skin prick tests to be performed by a child allergist by selecting allergens can help in the diagnosis. Skin tests can be done in any age group from the first day of life. Looking at nutrient-specific IgE in serum can also help diagnose, but its clinical value is lower compared to the skin prick test. In food allergies, sometimes the diagnosis may not be made with a skin test and/or a food-specific IgE measurement in serum. In the light of this information, elimination and then loading tests can be performed for suspicious foods.”

Food allergy in children may improve

There is no proven treatment method for food allergies. Stressing that avoiding foods and products that the patient is allergic to is the only way to prevent reactions, Prof. Dr. these dietary processes, he said, can be a heavy physical and psychological burden on both the mother and the baby.
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Professor Doctor for this reason, drew attention to the importance of adjusting and regulating the nutritional requirements of both the mother and the baby at the age of rapid growth specific to the patient and closely monitoring the growth and development of the baby in this process.

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Reminding that there is a possibility of improvement of food allergies in children, Prof. Dr. “Milk, egg, wheat and soy allergies mostly improve over the years. In contrast, allergies to nuts, fish and shellfish are more likely to be permanent. Therefore, patients should be evaluated at certain intervals, a loading test should be performed and it should be followed whether it decelerates or not.”

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