The triggers for anaphylaxis, also known as anaphylactoid reaction are still being studied. However, the most common triggers are known: food, animal protein, citrus fruit, milk, tobacco smoke, nuts, and peanuts. Often, one may also experience anaphylaxis to particular allergens like food, flowers, household chemicals, household substances, and medication.

There are natural ways to help protect your child from anaphylaxis. During infancy, start introducing your child to all the foods he or she can eat; it is best to introduce foods slowly so the immune system can get used to them. Introduce foods slowly so that the gastrointestinal tract will be capable of digesting them. When introducing new foods, keep the meal small to prevent vomiting.

For young children, it is a good idea to slowly introduce foods that might cause a reaction to peanut, citrus, or soy. Give milk, unsweetened yogurt, and fruits to infants as well as to children with nut allergies.

Toddlers may have allergic reactions to certain foods. Allergies to peanuts, seafood, or eggs can produce allergic reactions in your toddler. A diet low in dairy, refined sugars and artificial flavorings should be provided.

Children who have an allergy to peanuts may also develop a skin allergy to peanuts. You may have to provide your child with antihistamines before the skin allergy develops.

If your child already has an allergy to eggs, you may need to eat foods that your child is allergic to. In that case, create a list of foods that your child is allergic to, including those that you know are causing problems.

Parents are often confused about what foods to avoid or what foods they should eat with their kids during allergic reactions. Some of the foods you should avoid include:

* Peanut butter, chocolate, eggs, crusts, crackers, junk food, and pizza. Do not eat bananas with peanut butter. Avoid fried or deep-fried foods.

* Baked beans, bread, cereals, crackers, hard cheeses, hard candies, chips, fried foods, hamburgers, ketchup, honey, onions, mustard, parsley, mustard, pepper, sauerkraut, spaghetti sauce, soups, taters, vegetables, and spicy and hot food. Make sure you are eating plenty of fruit and vegetable servings. You can still have steamed vegetables.

* Caffeinated beverages, alcoholic beverages, chocolate, coke, coffee, chewing gum, curry, curry powder, coffee, and tea. Avoid smoking. Smoking and alcohol consumption can bring on anaphylactic shock, so this is something to avoid.

* Snacks: Ice cream, snacks, pretzels, candy, cheese, cookies, candy, candy bars, microwave popcorn, cookies, corn, dried fruits, dried veggies, salad dressings, soy dip, teas, and hot soups. These can cause anaphylaxis, but you should consult your doctor for more information.

Many children do not realize that their symptoms of an allergic reaction may indicate that another problem is occurring. Seek medical attention with Dermatologists Orlando Florida for further diagnosis and treatment of your child’s allergic reaction.