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Kids Food Allergies: A Knowledge Guide for MOMS

 Kids Food Allergies: A Knowledge Guide for MOMS

Food allergy mostly happens in kids, especially when the body reacts against the harmless content in the food. The reaction on the body happens once the food is eaten and it can vary from mild to severe. There are many illnesses and symptoms that are considered as “food allergies” and it is very important to understand the usual symptoms of allergies in children. Here is some important information you should know about how to keep your child safe:

Symptoms of a food allergy

When the body reacts to a certain kind of food, there are many symptoms that show, some of which are as follows:

  • Skin problems
  • Hives (Looks like mosquito bites)
  • Swelling in certain parts of the body
  • Sneezing
  • Breathing issues
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Heavy head
  • Itchy skin
  • Sore throat
  • Pale skin
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Stomach symptoms

If there are multiple body parts affected by allergy, then the reaction must be severe and need to be seen by the doctor on an immediate basis. Food allergies are mostly confused with other illnesses like food poisoning, effects of drugs, irritation in skin, diarrhea, intolerance or sensitivity but these are not food allergies because the root cause is not the immune system of the body. For example, Lactose tolerance is not a food allergy but a problem where the person cannot digest milk and have side-effects of the same. For problems like lactose intolerance and allergies to the immune system, it is recommended to take Gene Diet test to understand your body in a better manner.

Everybody is different and can have allergies to any food. Some of the common foods that can cause food allergies are:

  • Peanuts
  • Cow milk
  • Soy
  • Eggs
  • Wheat
  • Cashews, Walnuts, Pistachios
  • Fish and other seafood
  • Sesame seeds
  • Asafoetida
  • Can occur from fruits and vegetables

The fact is that 1 in 5 young children have an allergy. There cannot be any listed set of instructions to save your children from food and another kind of allergies but the good news is that you can get tested and get better insights about your body, be it a healthy diet plan, allergy analysis or anything that can improve or harm your body. JC Genetics can help in addressing your issues related to diet and food allergies with modern technology and state-of-the-art DNA testing services.

 

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