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    Is Your Child Allergic to Cow's Milk Protein?
    Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) is an inappropriate immune system hypersensitivity response to one or both of the proteins found in cow’s milk, Casein & Whey. When cow’s milk is consumed, the body is confused & recognises the protein as a threat. The immune system attacks the protein & releases histamines. Histamines triggers allergic reactions.
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    Understand Eczema & Help Your Child Through It
    Atopic dermatitis, or atopic eczema, is the commonest skin disease of childhood, constitutes 40% of referrals to the Paediatric Dermatology clinic and affects 10 – 14% of children below the age of 14. What is atopic eczema (AE)? ‘Eczema’ or dermatitis simply means skin inflammation while ‘atopic’ is a term used to describe the tendency ...
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    Atopic Eczema and Vacations
    There are a number of things that can be done to prevent a flare-up, and should one occur, you must be prepared beforehand to deal with it. Otherwise, you risk turning your vacation into a disaster! Atopic eczema flare-up may not have a clear-cut cause. Hence it is especially important that you teach your child ...
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    Keeping Eczema in Check
    WHILE eczema (dermatitis) can be a difficult disease, it is also a manageable one. With proper treatment and care, people with eczema can lead fulfilling lives and participate fully in school, work and family activities. Eczema is an inflammation of the skin that flares up from time to time. Atopic dermatitis is the most common ...
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    Eczema: Trigger-ed
    Eczema/ dermatitis, is a condition that causes the skin to become inflamed or irritated by certain trigger factors. These triggers are often defined as external substances that irritate the skin and cause flare-ups. The most common type of eczema is known as atopi dermatitis, or atopic eczema, where the advent flare-up or symptoms of eczema ...
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    Cow Milk Allergy in Children
    Food allergy Humans eat a large variety of foods. A small proportion of us are unable to tolerate certain kinds of food – we develop an adverse reaction if these foods are taken. This occurs because the immune system responds unfavourably to certain proteins present in these foods. We call this food allergy. It affects ...
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    Understanding Food Intolerance
    Most parents confuse food intolerance with food allergies. They are NOT the same. It boils down to the basic understanding of its causes. Over the past five decades, the prevalence of food allergies has increased dramatically in many countries, especially among children. However, food intolerance remains a much more common problem in children compared to ...
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    Beware Of Allergies
    Allergies result from an overreaction of the immune system when it starts fighting substances such as dust mites, pollen, mold or a medication. They often occur along with other diseases, such as asthma, ear infections, sinusitis, and sleep apnoea. Children may inherit the tendency to become allergic from their parents, but only some of them ...
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    Asthma and Allergies
    Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the airways and makes breathing difficult. Symptoms normally associated with asthma include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and tightness in the chest. Despite the availability of medicine or treatments for asthma, it remains a serious and sometimes dangerous disease. Although the prevalence of asthma varies from country to ...