Solutions For Food Allergies?
afternoon, I want to ask you, I am now 4 months pregnant, I want to eat chicken, egg, sea fish or shrimp,, the only thing I can’t stand is the allergy, itchy hands, even though my baby also needs protein from fish, how about for the solution? thanks ….
Hi Reni, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. First of all, we would like to congratulate you on your pregnancy. Allergies are conditions in which the body overreacts to certain substances called allergens. Allergens can be different for each person, can be in the form of seafood, dust, crabs, insect bites, flower pollen, chocolate, and so on. If there is an allergen that enters, the body's immune system will perceive this allergen as something that needs to be eradicated and produce symptoms such as runny nose, itching, shortness of breath and red spots appear.
Because the cause is from the immune system, the treatment is to weaken the immune system until the allergen content is removed from the body. But this treatment doesn't get rid of the allergy itself. The next time the allergen comes, then the allergy symptoms as mentioned above will reappear. Among the methods that have been thought to be able to eliminate allergies is the desensitization method. Namely by giving intentionally, allergens into the body until the body gets used to it. However this will take years and since your goal is for the sake of your pregnancy, this method will not be suitable.
The next thing that is possible is to keep taking allergy medication. We do not really recommend this because not every drug is suitable for the condition of pregnant women. As much as possible when pregnant, a mother does not take too many drugs. But if you want to consider this option, please discuss it with your obstetrician.
So the best advice we can give is to look for other protein sources. Foods high in protein besides what you mentioned are beef, yogurt, milk, cheese, tempeh and soybeans. In addition, in pregnant women, in addition to protein, there are many other nutrients that you can fulfill. Mainly folic acid, followed by iron, iodine, zinc, vitamins A, C, D, B6, calcium and fiber. So you don't have to worry if without consuming chicken, eggs, sea fish or shrimp, the baby in your womb cannot develop optimally. Because there are many other nutrients that complement each other for the smooth running of your pregnancy and delivery.
So, hopefully useful.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa