Understanding allergies that could land your child in hospital

Children attract colds like magnets. But when the symptoms don’t subside after several weeks, then the reason for that is allergies. Allergy is the reaction of the one’s immune system to foreign bodies. Everyday more children are susceptible to allergies, which are mostly hereditary and sometimes it may be due to external factors. 

Do you know what is hereditary allergy, if one of the parents have developed allergic reactions to dust, then maximum chances are there for the baby to get dust allergy. Sometimes allergies do not cause any harmful effects and it gets cured naturally. But most of the times allergies cause serious effects which leads to sequential illness like anaphylaxis which is life-threatening. Especially if allergy victim is a toddler, it affects physically as well as psychologically. In this article we will see some valuable factors on clearing allergies that could land your child in hospital. 

What are allergies?

Allergy is the reaction of the immune system against a foreign substance which need not be harmful. The foreign substance which causes allergies is known as allergen. And these foreign substance does not cause reaction in all the humans. It is the result of our immune system that produce antibodies which recognise a particular substance as harmful, even though if it is not. The effects and symptoms of allergies vary from person to person. Allergies differ depending upon the body parts through which it happens like digestive system, respiratory system, eyes or skin. Body’s immune system recognise this and tries to neutralize the reaction. Anyone can be affected with allergies regardless of their age, gender, etc. but they are more common in children, however, the first episode can happen at any time between 0-2 years.

How do allergies happen in the body?

There are many types of allergies depending upon the allergens and the body part which gets affected. Majorly allergies can occur in respiratory system, eyes, skin and digestive system. The immune system of the normal people also recognises the foreign bodies, but it neutralizes the substance without harming by a phenomenon called tolerance. People with allergies try to neutralize the foreign substance by mechanisms that become harmful against the body itself and cause allergy symptoms. The allergen culprit is protein in most of the cases which when comes in contact with the body produces harmful effects.

What weather conditions exaggerate what type of allergies?

Allergic people have greater difficulty adapting to atmospheric changes as a result of which an increase in the appearance of allergic symptoms is observed. Allergic diseases occur throughout the year and sometimes they get worsened in spring or summer with certain periodicity in relation to the appearance of pollens in the environment which is termed as seasonal allergy. A normal person responds better to these climatic changes adapting to them without producing many changes in the body. But allergic people have greater difficulty in achieving it. 

The increase in humidity in the environment affects patients who are sensitive to mites, house dust and fungi to a greater extent. And they may express symptoms manifesting as sneezing, nasal congestion, itching of the eyes and nose, cough, chest tightness, shortness of breath, screaming, etc. During rainy, humid or cloudy days, it is normal to see most of the population, particularly children with allergic manifestations. Climate change also has a direct effect on the number of allergens in the interiors of buildings since it increases and maintains high relative humidity and temperatures which promote the reproduction of mites and fungi. Climate change has caused the pollination season to lengthen and be more aggressive with those prone to allergic reactions.

What foods can exaggerate allergies?

Food allergies are one of the most common and growing allergic diseases. Globally an estimated amount of 250 million people has food allergies. At any time in our life, regardless of their condition, age or sex a food allergy can develop. But it is much more frequent during the first years of life, where eggs and milk are the most frequent main allergens of this condition. Any food can produce an allergic reaction and it could be life threatening leading to anaphylaxis. The number of children with allergies increases by 2% each year. 

The list of foods that can cause allergies includes milk, egg, gluten, crustaceans, fish, peanuts, soy, dairy, nuts, celery, mustard, sesame grains, molluscs, etc. And there is no drug treatment to treat food allergies, so the solution will always be to exclude those foods which produces allergy from our diet. 

The immune system treats food as a threat that must be eliminated by giving an excessive and pathological response to a certain protein in the food. This produces an immediate reaction of the body which develops as attack with antibodies and symptoms such as runny nose, tingling or itching in the mouth, inflammation and skin rashes occur. In more serious cases, anaphylactic shock can occur which involves inflammation in the airways that can be very serious.

The severity of the reaction depends on the type of allergen and the sensitivity to food of the affected person, so that it is not necessary to eat a large amount of food to develop an excessive response.

Is my immune system involved in the allergies I experience?

Most allergic reactions are the result of an immune system responding to a false alarm. When a harmless substance like dust, mold or pollen comes into contact with a person who is allergic to that substance, the immune system can react intensely by producing antibodies that attack the allergen. The consequences of an allergen entering the body of a susceptible person can include wheezing, itching, runny nose, itchy or watery nose, etc. When the immune system does not work properly, it leaves the body susceptible to a number of diseases. Allergies to certain substances followed by hypersensitivity is considered as immune system disorder. 

How Kinesiology can help to balance your immune system?

Kinesiology is the alternative treatment method which do not involve medicine. It aids the body in bouncing back to its stable state. Kinesiology will not cure a client in the direct sense, but it can contribute to a healing process by supporting the body and alleviating disease-related complaints. 

It is an alternative method in which manual muscle testing is used to detect blockages and imbalances in the body. Through this muscle testing, communication takes place with the body and subconscious. 

It focuses primarily on energy processes in the body in which energy channels and meridians play a role. If these are blocked by an emotional event, stress or wrong diet, this can lead to all kinds of physical complaints. 

Using drugs for most of our problems create adverse side-effects. Children are more sensitive than adults to many medications. For example, some antihistamines can have adverse effects even in lower doses in young patients and cause excessive excitability or drowsiness.

 With kinesiology treatment it becomes very easy for treating the kids with allergic reactions without going for hospitals or medications. Instead of suffering from the treatment children will relish the method of treatment.