By Hugo Van Bever
The aim of this ebook is to proportion details and information on allergic issues in young children with every person, specially mom and dad. bronchial asthma in young ones are a typical and transforming into challenge. From the author's event, many fogeys lack right details on hypersensitive reaction. This has ended in flawed ways in facing the matter, with a few mom and dad experimenting with all types of non-scientifically confirmed trying out and coverings. occasionally those remedies should be damaging for the kid. The e-book contains twelve chapters, each one protecting a selected element of allergic reaction in little ones. the 1st half covers common matters, resembling underlying mechanisms, allergens, and epidemiology of allergic illnesses. within the moment half, particular allergic ailments are lined. The ebook ends with issues on prognosis and therapy, and provides feedback for destiny learn on hypersensitive reaction in teenagers. This ebook will offer invaluable info to the general public, particularly mom and dad of allergic young children. according to present medical details, the e-book may also help allergic teenagers to procure optimum prognosis and therapy in their allergic ailments.
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In contrast, the nonallergic type of T helper cells are called Th-1 cells. Common food allergens - egg, cow’s milk, soy, wheat (children below 3-years old) - peanuts, fish, shrimp (children above 3-years old) Fig. 8 The most common allergens. What causes allergy? Usually, an allergic reaction is caused by a foreign protein that is harmless to a non-allergic person. ” Almost any foreign protein can be an allergen to someone. The allergen could have been swallowed or inhaled. g. a hamster) or a sting of an insect.
The same can be said of swimming pool water or strong perfumes, which can all irritate the airways (even in healthy persons). Allergy is mainly determined by a genetic constitution and is not contagious. Healthy Migraine Asthma Enteritis Rhinitis Urticaria Eczema Conjunctivitis Fig. 13 “Allergy” and the different symptoms. What are the main manifestations of allergy? (See Fig. 13) Persons with a genetically determined allergic constitution are at risk to develop a number of diseases. At the moment, it is not understood why a certain allergic patient develops asthma, while another allergic person develops rhinitis or eczema.
The key symptoms of asthma are coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness. Asthma is an ongoing disease caused by inflammation of the airways, making it difficult to breathe. If the symptoms are severe and persistent, this can even lead to chest deformities (Fig. 15). In young children, asthma is merely a non-allergic disease that is triggered by viral infections of the airways, often labeled as asthmatic bronchitis or wheezy bronchitis. However, the older Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) Eczema mainly affects infants and young children, but, if severe, can 21 22 Fig.
Allergic Diseases in Children: The Sciences, the Superstition and the Stories by Hugo Van Bever