5 Common baby allergies symptoms and cure
Here are the five most common baby allergies:
1.Ringworm in Baby :
As is understood by its name, this allergy appears as dry and reddish rings on the skin. It can be noticed most commonly on the scalp, feet or private parts.Probable causes:
- Accumulation of sweat on the skin.
- Wet patches in folds of skin.
Keeping the skin moisturized and applying anti-fungal creams for babies are effective ways of treating it.
Tips To Avoid Baby Skin Allergies:
Most skin allergies can be kept at bay and treated if you take the following measures:
- Do not bath your baby daily with soap as this robs the skin of natural oils, making it dry and flaky.
- Apply emollients after bath to protect the skin.
- Keep your house clean and get rid of flies and bugs.
- Maintain a comfortable temperature in your baby’s room.
- Look out for any dietary allergies and avoid giving food which contains such allergens.
- Cloth your baby in layers, so that you can easily remove one if there is sweating.
- In case a family member has an allergy, direct contact with your baby must be avoided.
2. Papular Urticaria in Baby:
This allergy appears as a rash that turns reddish brown and looks like a small bump on the skin. It is mostly seen on exposed areas like hands, face and neck.
- Papular urticaria is caused by insect bites, bug bites or flea bites.
- Some babies are more sensitive and their skin can react to such bites and develop a rash, while others won’t have any problem.
To prevent this baby skin allergy, cover your baby well whenever you take her outside the house and apply insect repellents that are safe for babies.
3.Soy Milk Allergy in Baby:
Some of the babies have soy milk allergy. Recently, it was found that even cow’s milk is not good for those who have asthma-related problems. The best part about soy milk allergy is that it may outgrow when your child reaches the age of 3 years.
If you notice reddish, swollen blotches on the skin of your baby, then it is probably hives. It may get better in a few hours, or may take even a few weeks to get cured. Though not infectious, they can spread to various parts of your baby’s body. Hives are triggered by histamine, a chemical that the body releases.
Probable reasons for secretion of histamine are:
- Viral Infections: Common infections like cold and flu can instigate hives, and as the infection gets cured, the allergy will also go away.
- Insect Bites: The culprit may be ants, flies or any other insect bite which makes the skin react.
- Temperature Changes: If it is too cold, you baby can get hives. Sudden changes in temperature also cause release of histamine.
5.Soy Oil Allergy:
Comparatively, soy oil is less allergic, as it carries very less amount of proteins. Consumption of fully refined soybean oil may trigger a severe allergic reaction in very rare individuals. Soon after the consumption of food that contains soy oil, one may suffer from the reaction. It is better to avoid cooking food in soy oil for children who are allergic to it.