How to Fight Allergies Part II
One of the most common allergies is being allergic to pollen. But you might think this allergic reaction is limited to pollen, but you could be wrong. In this example, foods with same chemical structure as that of pollen can also elicit the same allergic reaction.
Scientific studies have found out that intake of apples, peaches, pears, plums, carrots, almonds, or cherries can bring about an allergic reaction in a person allergic to birch trees. A ragweed allergy is also connected to eating melons, zucchini, bananas, kiwis, or cucumbers. The best way to prevent this allergy extension it to avoid foods which give the same allergic effect, especially during the pollen season.
Will your child have the same allergies that you have? The truth is, your child only has a 50% chance of inheriting your allergies and your husband’s. What you pass on is tendency to be allergic, and not the specifics. The best thing to do is to check with an allergist and have your child tested for allergies before s/he develops symptoms. Be vigilant of signs that could be spelling a particular allergy such as vomiting, coughing, wheezing, difficulty in breathing, constant colds, eczema, stuffy nose, and sinus infections.
September 1, 2007 Saturday at 6:44 pm