Researches have shown that there are about 5 – 8 % of young children who are inflicted with the allergy caused by food. Food allergy is an immunologic reaction that takes place when a person is hypersensitive towards a particular food containing protein.
With the increase in number children having allergies (food), more caregivers and parents are seeking help from various books. In today’s world there are a lot of books that tackle allergies (food) in children. But there are books which have titles that are tempting. These tempting books must be carefully chosen because there is a possibility of wrong information too. It is a very rare occasion to find a book that has everything you want to know about allergy in children. So, it is good to choose the book by the standards given below.
Overview of the food allergy
The book should have general and basic information about food allergy. Food allergy should be properly and well defined in such a way that even children should be able to grasp the meaning. Then the causes of food allergy must be explained to the children.
Symptoms and signs of food allergy should be well discussed. There are areas where general symptoms and signs are different from what the children experience. Additionally, the prevention methods and various other treatments must be provided in the reading material.
It is indeed important for an author to include allergy (food) related by law that could be helpful to your child and you. A fine example of a state rule implemented for the allergy is the Labeling law.
Kinds of food allergy in children
The various types of allergy in children is entirely different from that of adults. The most common allergies found in children are as follows:
– Peanut a severe allergic reaction could result with this kind of allergy to those who suffer from asthma.
– Milk It is a common allergen to all children specifically infant ones.
– Wheat at an early and tender age there are individuals who outgrow allergies to wheat.
– Egg Allergies to egg causes illness to children like nasal allergy or asthma
– Soy This is the least kind of food allergy that could cause life threatening situations
– Peanut incase it is left supervised it is a serious life threatening type of allergy.
Diagnosis, its prevention and treatment
It is necessary for a book about food allergy to discuss on treatment, prevention and diagnosis for children.
There are many methods used to diagnose the presence of the allergy cause by food. Few examples are elimination diet test, blood test, closely observing symptoms, and skin prick test.
Studies have shown that the best and the easiest way to avoid food allergy is by preventing yourselves from consuming allergens. For those children suffering from severe food allergies, they are provided with emergency treatment like carrying Epipen, wearing a bracelet and card information.
Recipes of food
Parents are often anxious that their child may not get the right amount of nutrition because of food allergy. But, there are ways and means to deal this situation by preparing substitutes for food for the kind of allergy. Be aware of the ingredients that are used while making the food. Make sure unwanted ones are eliminated to avoid food allergy.
Recipes are very useful for caregivers or parents to make delectable delicious meals to their children.