Allergy is an acquired hypersensitivity reaction of the body in the contact with certain allergens, which are normally innocuous (hair, dust, pollen, chocolate, fish, milk), a medicinal product or a particular bacterium. In the body can be found unexpected reactions, but the most common allergic reactions occur in the skin, mucous membranes and respiratory tract.
What are the factors that generate allergies?
The most common reasons that cause allergies in children can be: pollen which can lead to seasonal allergic rhinitis, mold spores, dander from pet animals, cockroaches, mites from carpets, mattresses or pillows, food as eggs, chocolate, fish, yeast, cow milk, celery, peanuts, apple, kiwi, walnuts, tomatoes, venom derived from animal bites such as snakes, stinging insects (bees or spiders), drugs (penicillin) or vaccines such tetanus vaccine, cosmetics and detergents used in child or house care, various irritants, etc.
What are the symptoms for allergies in children?
The most common allergic reactions occur in the skin, mucous membranes and respiratory tract. They manifest as rhinitis, urticaria, endogenous eczema, asthma or edema and can be acute or chronic, of high intensity or attenuated. A first contact with the allergen can trigger an acute reaction with difficulty breathing, bronchial spasms, cough, local swelling at the bite or sting, rash with severe itching, skin bruising, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, headache, changes heart rate, etc..
What treatment is indicated for allergies in children?
Acute allergies – named anaphylaxis – are treated in hospital emergency room. For mild allergies, treatment prescribed by the doctor, liver protection, avoidance of emotions and hard work are the common practices.
Medications include oral or topical antihistamines which attenuate symptoms, cortisone therapy, immunotherapy, etc. Desensitization can be done under certain conditions, depending on the allergen, the state or the child’s age.
There is an effective prevention for allergies?
More important is the prevention of allergies, which it is first knowing the substance that child do not tolerate and avoiding, whenever possible, the contact with the allergen. It is important for those sensitive areas to avoid excess pollen from trees (maple) or herbs (plantain and watercress). It is also essential to balance the immune system since the time of delivery by choosing a diet with more fruits (underbrush, blackberries, and blueberries), vegetables, seeds and grains.
We must eat foods high in vitamins and bioflavonoids because they control the production of histamine that is responsible for the symptoms of allergies, flavonoids, carotenoids, calcium, zinc and selenium.
Last but not least, is good for teens with increased sensitivity to allergens or parents whose children are allergic to wear always an emergency kit at hand, where the doctor indicated drugs for crisis situations.
Natural treatment for allergy using Calivita products
– Noni fruit from Noni Caps composition is recognized for its immune, blood pressure-lowering and anti-allergic effect.
– Evening Primrose Oil maintains skin health, is an immune enhancer and a regulator of the thyroid gland.
– Complex of minerals and nutrients from Stress Management B Complex composition is useful in treating many disorders, including anxiety, stress, poor immunity and dermatitis.
– Beta Carotene supplement offers multiple benefits for entire body, especially for the skin. Beta carotene is a carotenoid that helps to improve immune function and protects the body against pernicious free radicals.