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Hazel allergies occur at an early age

Hazel allergies occur at an early age



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Researchers say peanut allergies and other foods occur in children from an early age for reasons that are still unclear. They advise parents to postpone exposure to peanuts of children who are sensitive, reports Reuters Health.
In a study that included 140 children with peanut allergy, the average age at which the first allergic reaction occurred was 14 months in children born between 2000 and 2005, compared with 22 and 24 months in allergic children born between 1988 and 1999.
Specialists say that allergic reactions can be treated more easily when children are older. They can immediately notice if they have a strange sensation in their mouth. Therefore, it is good to postpone the exposure of children to hazelnut products, especially if a child is more sensitive.
If there is a family history of hazelnut in a family, it is recommended to postpone exposure to peanuts until the age of 3 years. Studies have shown that up to 1% of children have a food allergy.
More studies are needed to determine why cases of peanut allergy are growing and, more importantly, how this growth can be stopped.
One third of people with peanut allergy have severe reactions such as respiratory problems, high blood pressure and gastrointestinal problems.
Usually, an allergic reaction occurs within seconds of ingestion as a rash that causes itching or swelling of the skin followed by respiratory symptoms and vomiting.
The advice of the specialists is that those families where there is the risk of the occurrence of the allergies have an antihistamine available and the allergic persons receive medical care.
Alina Sica
Editor
December 5, 2007