Allergy to food is one of the problems that worries all parents. More susceptible to this ailment for various foods are babies under three years old. On the skin of a crumb can appear rashes, and from acne to blisters, swelling on the body, weakness, chills. All this comes from an acute reaction to a substance found in certain products. Products that cause allergies in children are quite diverse. Let's consider some of them.
What foods in children can cause allergies?
The most common allergy in children is an allergy to a product such as cow's milk. Usually she appears when there is a transition to the artificial feeding of the baby. In this case, you need to use a mixture adapted, based on soy protein, as a replacement for milk. Milk proteins are fairly resistant to high temperatures, so it causes allergy even boiled milk. Due to the fact that many products include milk (butter, cheese, ice cream), allergies in children can be caused by other foods.
The strongest food allergen is the fish. Sometimes even the smell of fish can provoke an allergic reaction. Intolerance is found in children as a specific type of fish, and only on the sea, or only on river fish. Allergies in children can cause shrimps, caviar, crabs, etc. If the baby is allergic to these products, fish oil can not be taken.
Egg white in a chicken egg is considered to be the main allergen, but there are cases when the child has a reaction to the yolk. Possible allergic reactions crossed to poultry meat and eggs of other birds (quail, goose). In most cases, egg allergy disappears with age.
Allergy to cereals is quite common in children. Cereals that provoke allergies in children are very diverse. The most powerful allergens are rye and wheat. But it happens that this disease can appear from barley, rice, corn, oats. Children with allergies to cereals can not tolerate cereals, pancakes, pasta. If there is intolerance, some cereal, then it must be completely excluded from the diet of the child.
Less common in children is an allergy to meat. The allergenicity of this product decreases after its freezing. With age, intolerance to animal proteins is usually reduced. If your baby has an allergy to meat products, then for a while these products should be excluded from the baby's diet. When you re-enter these products, you need expert supervision.
Groups that can be divided into products that cause allergies
By the ability to cause allergies, it is possible to divide products into three groups. Allergy to statistics in children, some products cause more often, others less often.
The first group includes products that have a greater risk of allergic reactions in children. These are products such as: fish, broths of meat, caviar, seafood, wheat, rye, pepper. Strawberries, carrots, strawberries, tomatoes, pineapple, citrus fruits. And also melon, pomegranate, persimmon, nuts, coffee, cocoa, chocolate, mushrooms. If the child before the age of three is allergic, then it is best to refuse these products.
The second group includes products with a lower degree of allergenicity. This whole milk, dairy products, peas, buckwheat, oats, beans, beets. Chicken meat, beef, soy, sugar, bananas, cherries, potatoes. And also cranberries, cranberries, quail eggs, peaches, currants, rosehips. Evaluate and check carefully the reaction to the introduction of these products. You can wait a bit and do not hurry to enter a particular product.
The third group of risk includes products with low allergenicity. This is lean pork, horse meat, rabbit, lean lamb, sour-milk products, turkey. These are squash, cabbage, zucchini, cucumber, corn. This group includes: millet, pearl barley, pears, apples, white currant. With proper lure, such foods are allowed to be included in the diet for all children. Most importantly - to reduce the risk of allergies, you must correctly enter them into the menu of your child.