Three Things You Should Know to Fight Against Child Allergy
According to statistics, approximately one-third of children population are bothered by allergies. The three most common child allergies are allergic rhinitis, asthma and atopic dermatitis. What is allergy exactly?
When our bodies are facing invasion of bacteria and other harmful substance, a balanced immune system will launch waves of attack to our body. This causes inflammation to our body, sending us a signal to be on alert. However, allergy is when the immune system being on edge and always on alert. Our immune system attacks whatever is in the system, causing various symptoms such as allergic rhinitis, asthma, urticaria, diarrhoea, and etc.
Allergy treatment is not achieved overnight. It needs to be incorporated with the cleanliness of home environment, adjustment to dietary and living habits in long term, sometimes even with the help of medication. So what should we know about to fight against child allergy in long-term?
1. How to distinguish between a cold and allergy?
The symptoms of allergy is similar to a flu (sneezing, running nose, nasal congestion, coughing). This often confuses the parents, not knowing their children are actually having flu or cold. In fact, a common cold will only last about three to five days to recover. If the child is not getting better after taking medicine for weeks, allergy should be taken into consideration. If the cough is caused by flu, the child will cough throughout the day, whereas the asthma caused by allergy will be coughing at night, when temperature changes drastically or after exercise. Sneezing, running nose and coughing caused by allergy will continue for several weeks or even longer.
2. Will child allergy recover after grown up?
This is incorrect. Although allergy symptoms changes over different ages, the allergy will become more serious if not given enough attention. However, it is impossible to improve the symptoms overnight. Continuous effort has to be given to find out the allergens and avoid or reduce the exposure to the allergens. There are different varieties of allergens. For example, the allergens through inhaling include dust, pollen, dust mites, dander; the chemical allergens include cosmetics, detergents and etc. There are also allergens through ingestion such as shelled seafood, milk, nuts, eggs and etc. The injectable drugs and cold air might also be the culprit for allergies. In addition, balanced diet and adjustment to living habits is also important to maintain balanced immune system to reduce its over-reaction.
3. How Stolle improves allergy？
Stolle Skim Milk Powder contains 26 specific types of antibody and macrophage activation factor, can effectively modulate immune function, maintaining overactive immunity to a balanced state, thus improve allergy. Anti-inflammatory factor in Stolle Milk is able to alleviate symptoms caused by allergic reaction. Furthermore, Stolle Milk can also modulate gastrointestinal function, improving common child gut problems, e.g. bad appetite, diarrhea, constipation etc.
Nutritionist suggests combining Stolle Milk and milk powder for kids, to not only obtain complete nutrients, but also to achieve effects of maintaining balanced immunity, modulating gastrointestinal function and improving allergy. However, for children who are allergic to milk protein, it is not recommended to consume Stolle Milk.