Allergic Reactions: How do We Get Allergic Reaction?
My children are healthy? Staying healthy is one of the major concerns that keep moms nervous most of the times. Knowing that your child has an allergy makes you more cautious and vigilant towards any allergen that causes an allergic reaction to your children.
The allergic reaction that can be itching, sneezing or coughing can sometimes aggravate to more serious and even deadly reactions. Kids who develop an allergic reaction can miss many school days.
Who gets allergies?
Any child, boy or girl, young or adult can suffer from allergic reactions. Allergies are not transferred from one friend to another. You cannot catch them. They are usually transmitted from parents to their kids.
What is an allergic reaction?
An allergy is an immune response to a substance called allergen that gets into your child’s body when he breathes eats or just injected to him. The most common allergens that we breathe are pollens, dusts and molds. Allergens that we eat are milk, peanuts and drugs as penicillin. The injected allergens are bee stings or any other animal poison.
You should know that each person reacts differently to the same allergen. Some have a rash, others a stomachache and some might have breathing issues.
How do children get allergies?
The human body has a whole army to protect him against invaders. They are the white blood cells. Their main job is to find the invaders, gobble them and create antibodies. Those antibodies stay in your child’s system in case the same germ attacks so it can defend it. Some people have a very active immune system that can react against safe substances. What happens is that when your child gets in contact the first time with an allergen, he will not have any allergy symptom. The next time his body will produce more antibodies that would worsen the symptoms. This process might not happen in one day, it takes several months to develop an allergy.
Do you want to know what really happens during an allergy attack and how can you help your children to treat this problem? We will tell you about it in another article; make sure you stay updated!