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Monday, February 13, 2012

Cow Milk Allergy Can be Avoided

Monday, February 13, 2012
Cow's milk allergy can be avoided. One way, avoiding trigger factors and gives mother's milk.

This was revealed in media education titled "Cow's Milk Allergy No Child Growth Barriers", Wednesday (27/4) in Jakarta.

Zakiudin Munasir of Allergy Immunology Division, Department of Pediatrics Faculty of medicine / Cipto Mangunkusumo said the cow's milk allergy occurs when immune system reacts to proteins in cow's milk. Substance antibody immunoglobulin E (IgE)

sensitive to specific substances. Some children are sensitive to the protein in cow's milk. "Components of the protein in cow's milk that often cause allergic reactions are the beta-lactoglobulin," he said.

Proteins that trigger the formation of antibodies. Moreover, the digestive tract of children were not functioning perfectly. Immune reactions, including the release of histamine, a substance that causes a variety of allergic reactions in the body such as skin redness, itching, swelling, and eczema. Child has diarrhea with blood, vomiting, abdominal pain, cough, recurrent colds, shortness of breath, and asthma. With age, the child's digestive and immune system stronger. Cow's milk allergy usually resolves by age 1-3 years. In the few cases of allergic linger longer.

Pediatrician, Atilla Dewanti said, children with cow's milk allergy should be given breast milk is the best nutrition for babies. Breast milk will have a positive effect on a child's immune system. If the mother can not breast feed for some reason, can be given milk substitutes, such as vegetable-based milk. Another alternative is the protein component of milk is hydrolyzed (broken down).

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