Acta Scientific PAEDIATRICS (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Editorial Volume 6 Issue 3

Food Allergy Affects Children and, at the Same Time, Influences many Aspects of the Parents or Caregivers’ Lives

Nilton Carlos Machado*

Associated Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Botucatu Medical School - São Paulo State University, Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil

*Shared Authorship: Nilton Carlos Machado, Associated Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Botucatu Medical School - São Paulo State University, Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Received: February 24, 2023; Published: February 28, 2023

Abstract

Food allergy (FA) is a specific abnormal clinical immune reaction to food proteins that falls under the broad umbrella of adverse food reactions. FA is a major global health problem, and its geographic distribution may be linked to genetic, environmental, lifestyle, and dietary habits [1,2]. Although more than 160 foods can cause allergic reactions, in industrialized Western countries, eight foods are considered significant allergens (cow’s milk, soy, egg, wheat, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts) [3]. These food allergens are responsible for 90% of allergic reactions, mainly in the first year of children’s life. Optimistically, in more than 80% of cases, these allergies spontaneously recover within the first three years of life.

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Citation

Citation: Nilton Carlos Machado. “Food Allergy Affects Children and, at the Same Time, Influences many Aspects of the Parents or Caregivers’ Lives". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 6.3 (2023): 01-02.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 Nilton Carlos Machado. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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