Did you eat an egg and now are suffering from a running nose? It is your old foe, food allergy, which is a common occurrence in households, particularly with children, making life difficult for the members, namely the parents, especially, if it has been undiagnosed. They spend their precious time and hard earned money trying to find a cure.
Some of the most common food allergies in children are to eggs, milk, fruits, seafood, nuts, particularly peanuts and occasionally, to wheat. Common symptoms include itching, nausea, breathing roughly, fainting, swelling and abdominal pain. However, the indications can vary from child to child.
Allergies are not limited to children only; there are a huge percentage of adults that have allergies. Allergies may not be restricted to food only; allergies to dust and smoke are very common too. As food allergies show quick effects onto a person so there are more cases of food allergies as compared to any other type of allergy in the hospital emergencies. People allergic to certain food items have to skip those eatables from their diet so they end up in food schedule having low nutritious value.
With the issue of intolerance to certain types of food, it becomes difficult to manage a healthy diet. To diagnose allergies the most common tests performed are a blood test, skin prick test and food challenges. These tests determine what a person maybe allergic to and thus may avoid it in the future.
The widely observed food allergy in terms of food component is proteinís allergy. As protein is an essential food component with high nutritious value, so in case a person is abandoning proteins due to allergy should seek substitutes to balance out the negative effects on health caused by avoiding proteins. People having wheat allergy may develop a disease named coeliac which is a condition characterized by weight loss or failure in weight gain. Children in particular get more affected by this disease. Dieticians and diet guides suggest replacement food items to people with food allergies like goat milk or soy milk can be used as an alternative to cow milk. Likewise poultry products can be used instead of seafood in case of allergy. Rice can be replaced by wheat or other vegetables can be used instead.
Such restricted diets may however be a major cause for drastic weight loss that may leave the body week and fatigued. Especially when one may be allergic to the staple food of the culture they belong to. With the availability of several holistic remedies there is a possibility to live a healthier lifestyle. However several restrictions with food may leave a person frustrated. Children may find it harder to control themselves from the likes of delicious food.