5 Most Common Childhood Food Allergies
1 in 13 Kids Is Allergic to Certain Foods
Health authorities are warning that food allergies in children are on the rise, affecting 8% of children in the United States. That means one in 13 kids is allergic to certain foods, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Such foods would typically cause them to experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, vomiting, swallowing difficulties, sneezing, or having a runny nose.
Some allergies are milder compared to others. However, all food allergies carry the risk of anaphylaxis, which is a severe, potentially life-threatening disorder. Its symptoms include the ones we just mentioned.
If not treated promptly, a child diagnosed with this disorder will likely end up in the emergency room. That’s why it’s crucial to call your pediatrician as soon as your child shows an allergic reaction after eating a certain food.
Beware of These Common Childhood Food Allergies
Although just about any food can trigger an allergic reaction in some children, health authorities have identified the five most common childhood food allergies. They’re the following:
Milk is the most common food allergy in infants and other young kids. Keep in mind, however, that milk allergy is not similar to lactose intolerance. Milk allergy can lead to symptoms like vomiting, breathing problems, and hives, while lactose intolerance may cause bloating, diarrhea, and cramping.
In case a baby is diagnosed with milk allergy, the pediatrician may recommend the replacement of the milk formula with a soy formula or breast milk. If the child has problems with the soy formula, the doctor may recommend an easily digested-hypoallergenic formula.
- Tree nuts
Tree nuts are the second most common childhood food allergens. They include cashews, chestnuts, almonds, pistachios, walnuts, and pecans. They can all cause a life-threatening reaction in some children within seconds or minutes of exposure.
As with tree nuts, peanuts are also common sources of allergy for kids. Unlike some allergies, peanut allergy becomes lifelong once it develops. Children who are allergic to peanuts will need to avoid eating foods that contain peanuts in all forms.
Most children who are allergic to eggs are allergic only to egg whites but not yolks. However, since it’s almost impossible to eat a yolk that hasn’t been contaminated with egg whites, medical experts suggest keeping your child away from eggs altogether if they are allergic. Otherwise, they may experience symptoms like skin swelling, vomiting, diarrhea, and hives.
Soy, which is a source of protein in many foods, is another common source of allergens in children. However, most kids have been found to outgrow their soy allergies by the time they reach the age of 10.
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Food allergies are just some of the disconcerting health issues that affect children, causing distress to their families. Kids afflicted with serious illnesses and disabilities oftentimes require intensive healthcare, which is generally costly. Sadly, some families can’t afford the high costs of treatment and hospitalization that their ailing children desperately need.
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