Eggs have long been known to the public as a source of animal protein food of good quality. The opinion isn't wrong. Chicken eggs, for example, per 100 g contain 165 kcal, 12.8 g of protein, 11.5 g of fat, 54 mg of calcium, 2.7 mg of iron, and 0.1 mg of vitamin B1.
Referring to the Reference Daily Intake (RDI), children aged 1-3 years need 1,250 kcal, 23 g of protein, and 8 mg of iron. From this, it can be understood that the provision of eggs in the group of children of those ages is very beneficial in meeting the nutritional adequacy.
However, the egg is also known as one of the most common foods that cause allergies. Other foods that also often cause allergies are cow's or goat's milk, nuts, fish, soy, and wheat.
Allergy is an abnormal reaction to a foreign substance that enters the body. These foreign substances are called allergens. Food allergies can occur immediately or some time after eating foods that contain allergens. The reaction can occur in children of all age groups, especially under 5 years. After the age of 5 years. The incidence of food allergy will be reduced.
Chicken eggs are an important allergen in children, especially those suffering from atopic dermatitis. Egg yolk is considered less allergenic than egg white. Children allergic to chicken eggs are naturally allergic to chicken meat and feathers. However, allergic reactions may occur when administered vaccines grown on egg yolk such as the measles.
Symptoms of food allergy can be swelling and itching in the mouth or tongue. Also, it can cause vomiting and diarrhea. Food allergens can pass through the digestive tract into the circulation, next, trigger reactions in other organs.
Hypersensitivity to foods is thought to be the cause about ⅓ of patients with atopic dermatitis. In addition, on the skin, it can be a symptom of acute urticaria.
So, is it true that a lot of eating eggs can cause ulcers? It happens when a child is allergic to eggs. Never mind the most, the least, if the child is allergic, it can cause a reaction. Eczema due to egg allergy can cause complications of infection by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. Ulcer itself is usually caused by that bacterial infection.
For children not allergic, is it okay to eat eggs in large quantities? It'd be better for children not accustomed to eat eggs in excessive amounts, just 2 eggs a day. You see, it can result in daily diet to be not balanced. The proportion of protein and fat is excessive. Excessive fat intake can bring a result later on.
Generally, food allergies will disappear within a certain time period, unless an allergy to peanuts and the likes, as well as seafood. The most important treatment of food allergy is to eliminate allergen foods.
By strict dietary therapy for several years, food allergies can be lost. However, it's not likely there will be problems of malnutrition or another eating disorder. Therefore, we've endeavored to provide a proper meal replacement.
If suspecting your child has specific food allergies, consult your pediatrician at the hospital nearest your place.
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