Children between two and four years, as well as other ages and even adults, can suffer allergic reactions to food, although in some cases symptoms may be from other conditions. However, it is said that six percent of the world’s children have some food allergies. It is therefore important to learn how the allergies, so you can recognize them by their early symptoms, if your child suddenly shows them.
When your child has a food allergy, your body treats certain foods as a dangerous invader so it starts to release its attack against the immune system. Usually when this happens for the first time your child’s body produces an antibody called IgE, which is a protein that can detect the food, so if your child eats it again, this antibody will tell your immune system fight the food.
Symptoms of food allergies with watery eyes, breathing problems, hives, nasal congestion and swelling in any part of the body like the face or tongue, which occur from minutes after you’ve eaten the food you are allergic two hours later. It can also occur much more severe reactions may be more dangerous for your child.
Even in some cases you can find different symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting or eczema, which are patches on the skin that are dry, are presented as wrinkles in the neck, hands, elbows and wrists chronically or that does not stop. It is also important to remember that the fact that your child has an allergic reaction to a food that you have tried before is normal. For example, your child can eat eggs constantly, but can develop an allergy, unexpected day.