From the Spanish Society of Clinical Immunology and Pediatric Allergy (SEICAP) warn of the increase in cases of allergy to nuts in children during the Christmas festivities. This is because, at this time, many products made with these foods are consumed (nougat, polvorones, marzipan ...) and as the allergy does not manifest until the children have served two or three years, parents do not know that their children they have this problem
The allergy to nuts causes symptoms such as digestive disorders, urticaria, asthma or rhinitis, among others; In addition, as Marisa Ridado warns, of the Allergy Unit of the Terrassa Hospital (Barcelona), it becomes very dangerous in some cases because it can give rise to an anaphylactic reaction that could end the patient's life if it is not intervened in time .
Specialists recommend that parents give their children the nuts one by one, without mixing them, and in small quantities, to detect which of them causes the disorder
In Spain between 3 and 8% of children are allergic to any food, especially egg and milk, whose incidence is increasing in recent years in developed countries, possibly because more and more products are being consumed that incorporate in its composition, a large amount of additives that, according to experts, predispose the body to react against these substances. Because of this, specialists recommend that parents give their children the nuts one by one, without mixing them, and in a small amount, to detect which of them causes the disorder, since they may be allergic to a single fruit. , or to several.
One of the treatments that is being tested successfully in children who have been diagnosed with allergy to a certain food, is to give small amounts of it to induce your body to tolerate it, and avoid future unwanted reactions when the patient consumes a product that contains traces of that food.