An allergic reaction can be caused by many different factors and can range from mild to life-threatening. Currently, the most common allergies in children tend to be food allergies, resulting in nutritional risks such as limited nutrients and inadequate calories.
A food allergy requires complete elimination of the offending allergen from the diet. For example, if your child is allergic to milk, all milk and milk products must be removed. Whatever the food allergen is, all foods and products made from it or with it must be avoided.
Reactions to allergies can include a mild rash, itching, or stomach cramps. In severe reactions, swelling of the tongue and throat can potentially close the airway, restricting breathing. Whilst in mild cases you can orally administer anti-histamines, severe cases might need the use of an epi-pen and/or professional intervention.
For the safest management of allergies, our specialists recommend regular consultations and evaluations.