the foods that most affect children, symptoms and recommendations

The safety of children is paramount, and to be sure of it, it is necessary to know the adverse health consequences that they can suffer when consuming some foods or food ingredients. The Spanish Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (SEAIC) warns about the increase in the number of people in the Spanish population with allergies in the last 40 years. Currently, 30% of this, and according to the Spanish Association of Pediatrics (AEP), around 20% of Spanish children have some type of allergy.

This last group has been the most affected, since not only are there more and more cases of childhood allergies but also with a longer duration. Despite everything, most cases of food allergies in children tend to Disappear before the age of two.

exist degrees in reactions after ingesting the food, in any case it is convenient to make sure that there is no danger. All foods are susceptible to causing allergies, but not to the same extent, there are foods that are more prone than others.

What are the most allergic foods in children?

The first symptoms of allergy to cow’s milk, eggs and nuts They usually appear at a younger age so they are very common in children. Likewise, dried fruits, legumes, fish and shellfish They are more likely to give allergies to the little ones. The Spanish Association for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) determines that between 4% and 6% of children usually have some type of food allergy while in the case of the adult population this figure is between 1% and 3%.

Symptoms and recommendations of food allergies

In most cases, food allergy reactions occur minutes after eating food, and in the most serious cases after Contact with this. There may be the appearance of a rash (rash) or a sudden rash. However, more severe symptoms can also occur. late and difficult to identify such as more liquid stools or heavier digestions and with colic.

Serious reactions are not so common, the most usual manifestations are usually itchy mouth and/or throat Y skin itching, with or without hives on the skin. However, one can submit respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath, breath sounds or wheezing, dizziness, digestive symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, loss of consciousness and even anaphylaxis. These severe reactions are potentially deadly.

It is recommended to exercise greater control in the foods that children eat first time. Pay special attention when eat away from home, seven out of ten severe allergic reactions occur outside the home. At the same time, read the labeling of the products to detect possible allergens.

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