Does My Child Have ADHD? What Foods Are Challenged?
Doctor, my son is a boy, this September 27, age 4 years. He is considered an active child and wants to play with his friends, but compared to his friends his speech is not smooth. Last year, I had a consul with a doctor of growth and development, he said it was still normal for the development of his speech to be late for 2 months, if he was 3 years old the words had not yet increased, we started therapy, but thank God before 3 years the words started to increase and now he started to combine words although not many (but Prayers want to sleep he has memorized) and the focus on learning has also increased even though it is very true when compared to children of his age, and because he can’t speak as often as his friends are hitting but not as aggressive as before he speaks fluently, and he also has allergies to foods that contain chocolate, micin and almost any milk u0026amp; preparations. those who are not allergic at this time only lactogen / lactogrow. does my child have ADHD? Are there any food restrictions other than those he is allergic to? And is it okay to consume processed flour?
Hello yuchib, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
ADHD or Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder is a behavior disorder that often occurs in children, especially preschoolers. Children with ADHD usually have difficulty focusing. Usually by the age of 3-7 years, the child is able to maintain his attention for 9, 15, and 30 minutes. ADHD itself is not yet clear what causes it.
ADHD symptoms can be seen in infancy and can continue into adulthood, usually complaints of hyperactivity in babies in the form of difficulty sleeping, difficulty feeding. Meanwhile, symptoms at school age include difficulty sitting quietly, restlessness, irritability, difficulty in focusing, often not hearing what is being said, doing physical activity that is detrimental to him, being indifferent and sometimes aggressive.
But that does not mean that if your child is hyperactive, behaves aggressively and has difficulty focusing, suffers from ADHD. To diagnose ADHD based not only on these complaints, doctors need to dig deeper information about your child, the doctor will ask some questions that are the criteria for an ADHD diagnosis. In addition, doctors also usually involve many parties such as parents and school teachers. Therefore, you should consult your pediatrician or a psychiatrist.
Allergy is a body's immune reaction to certain substances. There are many allergic reactions, ranging from redness, itching, swelling, vomiting, sneezing, to shortness of breath. Allergies to food are very likely to occur in children, parents need to be aware of what ingredients make the allergic reaction appear in children by noting the food ingredients that cause allergic reactions besides that you also need to pay attention to the food content before you give it to your child.
Consumption of processed flour in question also needs to be considered whether the consumption of processed flour that you mean has other ingredients such as milk or food substances that trigger allergic reactions in your child. If there are other ingredients, of course you have to be careful and avoid these allergic substances. If you are quite sure about the food ingredients that make your child develop an allergic reaction, your child should avoid food substances that trigger them, because one of the allergy management is to avoid exposure to these allergens in this case are foods that have been You mentioned.
To find out and diagnose food allergies, you can further consult your pediatrician, or if your doctor advises you to refer to a skin specialist. Later the doctor will need to know the types of food your child is eating, and whenever an allergic reaction occurs, the doctor will also carry out a physical examination to see if any allergic reactions arise, and if necessary, the doctor will suggest several tests for further evaluation.
Hope this helps, Regards