Little does show unusual symptoms, a few moments after consuming cow’s milk? Be careful, he may have a cow’s milk allergy. For that, Mother should know what are the characteristics of cow’s milk allergy. By knowing this early on, Little will get the right and optimal handling.
Cow’s milk protein allergy
Cow’s milk allergy is an allergic reaction that occurs due to the body’s hypersensitivity to cow’s milk protein. Cow’s milk protein, which should be safe, is actually recognized as a dangerous substance by the body. In an effort to get rid of the ‘dangerous thing’, an allergic reaction arises by the cells of the immune system.
This allergy usually begins to occur in children under the age of one year. Half of them will recover within one year. Allergy symptoms can be seen shortly after the introduction of cow’s milk for the first time, either through food consumed by Mother or milk by Little.
Allergy symptoms will disappear after three years in most children. But in some children, allergies that will continue to be carried into adulthood.
Cow milk allergies can vary, ranging from mild, moderate, to severe. Most allergic symptoms that appear are mild or moderate. Only a few (0.1-1%) have severe symptoms.
Mild cow milk allergy
Little with symptoms of mild allergies are still allowed to consume yogurt, cheese and ice cream in limited quantities. They also have a greater chance of recovering faster.
Medium cow milk allergy
Little is allergic to cow’s milk is still allowed to eat foods that are cooked with a little cow’s milk content, such as cakes and puddings. However, they are still advised not to consume milk, cream, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream.
Heavy cow milk allergy
Little with a severe allergy, symptoms can occur with only one drop of milk. The symptoms also have the potential to endanger lives, such as swollen vocal cords that make breathing difficult or unable to, severe asthma, and anaphylactic shock that have a serious impact.
Therefore, people with severe cow’s milk allergy should not consume foods that contain cow’s milk and its derivatives.
Recognize the characteristics of the Little One
Cow milk allergy can affect three systems, namely digestion (50-60%), skin (50-60%), and breathing (20-30%). Signs Your child is affected by allergies can usually arise very quickly, which is under one hour, or one week after consuming cow’s milk.
There are several things you can observe if your child is allergic to cow’s milk. Allergy characteristics in the digestive system can be bloating, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, and colic.
Meanwhile, symptoms of the respiratory tract are coughing, shortness of breath, asthma, runny nose and sneezing with watery eyes. On the skin, Little can experience swelling of the eyes and lips, itchy reddish rashes (atopic dermatitis), and calligraphy or biduran.
If you see the above characteristics in Little, do not hesitate to take him to the doctor. Quick and accurate diagnosis and treatment is very important so that your baby’s growth and growth remain optimal despite having cow’s milk allergy.