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Food Allergy

Food Allergy

Some foods cause various reactions in allergic individuals.

Food Allergy

Some foods cause various reactions in allergic individuals. The body's immune system reacts to the responsible substance according to the person's allergy capacity. These reactions sometimes occur mildly and sometimes severely.

Food Allergy Treatment at Liv Hospital

Understanding genetic predisposition is helpful in diagnosing allergic problems. The presence of a history of allergies in family members is important information. It is possible that babies with this feature can be identified by measuring the substance called IgE in the sample taken from their cord blood at birth. Allergic reactions develop as a result of the involvement of body fluids or blood cells. Therefore, blood tests and skin tests can be performed to detect the presence of allergy and the nutrients that cause allergies.

How to Treat Food Allergy?

The main way to prevent food allergies is to stay away from the food that causes allergy. For example, a person who is allergic to cow's milk may prefer to consume alternative products such as goat, sheep and buffalo milk instead of cow's milk. However, it should not be forgotten that all these products may have similar allergenic structures, and allergic effects may occur through cross-reactivity. Allergic babies need to be fed with special hypoallergenic formula instead of standard formula.

It is important for the allergic person to stay away from foods that touch him/her and have allergy potential (milk, eggs, oranges, bananas, etc.). Since fish is one of the most common foods that cause allergies, it is recommended that high-risk babies do not eat fish until the age of 1. Food allergies may need to be treated with medications. The main drugs used for this purpose are antiallergic drugs and antihistamines.