Most people think that allergies are unavoidable. They assume that certain children just get them and there is nothing you can do to prevent them, but that isn’t necessarily the case. Although you cannot guarantee that your child will never develop allergies, you can take steps to make it a lot less likely, but it’s important that you take action when they are young. These are some of the most effective ways to stop your child from developing allergies.
Build Their Immune System
The relationship between the immune system and allergies is complicated. When you have an allergic reaction to something, that’s your immune system fighting against something that isn’t really a threat. But even though it seems like a stronger immune system would mean more allergies, studies suggest that the opposite is actually true. If a child builds a healthy immune system from a young age, it knows how to detect threats and it is less likely to mistakenly attack the body when presented with certain foods or dust mites, for example. So, helping your child build their immune system is one of the best things you can do if you want to avoid allergies. Playing outside and getting dirty is a big part of this, and owning a pet has been shown to improve immunity too. A healthy diet is also key to building a strong immune system in children.
Take Them To A Chiropractor
People tend to assume that chiropractic care is just about dealing with back and neck pain. But even though it can be effective for that, it also has far reaching effects on overall health. The nerves that run down your spine affect so many different bodily processes, so when your body is misaligned, it can lead to a range of health issues, including allergies. If you are concerned about your child developing allergies, you should take them to see a chiropractor when they are young. Simple realignment treatments can help reduce the chances of developing allergies and improve their overall health and wellbeing.
Introduce Common Food Allergens Early On
As soon as your child starts eating solid food, you should start introducing them to common allergens. When children are exposed to small amounts of foods like nuts or eggs from a young age, their immune system gets used to them and won’t attack them. But if you wait until they are older and their immune system is more developed, it is more likely to recognize those foods as a threat, so your child will have an allergic reaction.
Start by letting them try a small amount, and then gradually build it up until you are giving them full portions of these foods. It’s a good way to stop them from getting allergies and having them try lots of different foods will also stop them from being a fussy eater.
Although you can’t eliminate allergies completely, you can make your child far less likely to develop them if you take these steps when they are young.