FOOD ALLERGY


Food allergy is an immune response on consumption of certain foods. Some of the foods that develop an allergic response are Cow’s milk, soya, peanut, egg seafood etc. To a certain extent as infant’s age, tolerances towards allergens build up. Evidence from randomised controlled trials suggests that an earlier introduction of allergenic foods may reduce the prevalence of food allergies. If the oral tolerance is breached at an earlier age, allergies reside for a longer time. This calls us to exclude any foods from the diet that causes an allergic reaction, thus leading means for vitamin and mineral deficiencies

Management of food allergies by providing hypoallergenic hydrolysed formulae thus becomes very crucial in supplementing the deficient nutrients (protein, vitamins& minerals), while also being beneficial in reducing the disease risks