Allergies and Food Intolerances

 

Over the last 50 years, there has been a dramatic rise in allergic disorders in children. Conditions such as hayfever, dermatitis, eczema and asthma are now very common in children.

 

Did you know that 1 in 11 children suffer asthma, 20% of children develop eczema before the age of five and 1 in 20 children suffer from severe food allergies.

 

Food sensitivities or intolerances are less dramatic than true food allergies, but can often be harder to identify. These are commonly caused by wheat and dairy, but in reality, any food can cause an intolerance.

 

Food intolerances build up over time and present at any age. Often they relate to a food your child has often in their diet. Children often crave the food that is causing them the most problems.

 

Unfortunately today, we also need to be aware that many of the chemicals found in our food and the environment also causes reactions in our children.

 

If you feel that your child may have an intolerance there are some signs to look for, check out the following list to see if your child is presenting with these issues.

 

Physical Signs and Symptoms To Look For in Your Children

  • Congestion with coughing, sniffing and runny nose

  • Eczema

  • Rash around the mouth

  • Rash in general, over body

  • Severe nappy rash

  • Asthma

  • Glue ear

  • Headaches, migraines

  • Aching joints and muscles

  • Poor sleep

  • Poor appetite

  • Vomiting

  • Stomach aches and pains

  • Colic in babies

  • Persistent diarrhoea or constipation

  • Behavioural disorders including hyperactivity

 

If you are concerned that your child may have a food sensitivity or may be reacting to an environmental toxin please call the clinic to arrange an appointment. Our trained Naturopaths can help identify the underlying intolerance, and support the immune system to manage this very common problem. Contact our clinic on 02 60210557 to book a consultation

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