Children's allergies: the expert guide of the Bambino Ges\u00f9 Hospital in Rome. Children's Allergies: The Baby Jesus Expert Guide (Adobe Stock)A new issue of the guide is out "To health school", the online magazine ofBambino Ges\u00f9 Pediatric Hospital in Rome, with the advice of its experts on various issues related to children's health. READ ALSO: COVID-19: WHY CHILDREN ARE SICK LESS, EXPLANATION After the one on vaccines, this new issue is dedicated to children's allergies, with all the useful information on the causes, diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases. Here's what you need to know. Child Allergies: The Child Jesus Expert Guide Children's Allergies: The Baby Jesus Expert Guide (Adobe Stock)The allergies are increasingly common in children and they are a very widespread disorder in developed countries. In the world I am more than 500 million children and young people suffering from any allergies. The professor. Alessandro Fiocchi, head of Baby Jesus' Allergy, explains that \u201cAllergy is considered a developed world disease. Growth, in fact, is recorded above all in Western countries and involves ever larger strata of the population". They are "over 1 billion people in the world with allergic rhinitis and 1 billion with asthma" "In Europe - continues Fiocchi - it is estimated that 8 million people suffer from food allergies, a source of concern especially among the little ones: at least 1 in 20 children, indeed, is allergic to one or more foods ". Instead, "in Italy children from 0 to 14 years affected by rhinitis, asthma and food allergies I'm more than 6 million". Exist different types of allergy: respiratory, food, to drugs, to insect poison. Each of these allergies manifests themselves in a different way and requires specific treatments. The families with allergic children they often have to undergo therapies and devices that inevitably condition their life. There "Allergy Guide\u201dOf the Bambino Ges\u00f9 Hospital wants to support the families of these children, with expert information on all types of allergies and their causes, advice on treatments and innovative therapies and directions on how to manage the disease and above all how to prevent severe reactions such as anaphylactic shock. READ ALSO: WEANING AND FOOD ALLERGIES As the experts of the Child Jesus explain, theallergy is an abnormal and exaggerated reaction of the immune system caused byexposure to normally harmless substances, named allergens, which are present in the environment as components of air (pollen, mold, dust), food, drugs or insect poison such as bees, wasps and hornets. Allergies can manifest in different ways and with different severity. The presence of cases in the family it can also predispose other members to allergy. Also, allergies they can appear at any age. The forms of allergy more frequent in children I'm there rhinitis and theasthmainstead those less frequent it's cross allergies or the fruit-latex syndrome. The guide of the Bambino Ges\u00f9 Pediatric Hospital examines all the allergies that affect children. For any type of allergy experts explain: the causes, the symptoms with which it manifests itself, the test for a certain diagnosis (prick test and dosage of specific IgE antibodies in the blood), the drugs to be used (how they work, to whom and how they should be administered and any side effects), the more effective therapeutic pathways. At the moment, thethe only therapy that can cure both the cause and the symptoms allergy is specific immunotherapy, which creates a protective barrier through the repeated administration of specific allergens. Lspecific immunotherapy is effective documented against the rhinitis, the conjunctivitis, L'asthma and the insect poison. However, there are still no definitive studies on its effectiveness against food allergy. For more complex cases of food allergy is giving gods good results a experimental biological drug, which has omalizumab as its prototype. This drug is capable of reduce the risk of severe reactions such as anaphylactic shock. Think for example of favism, bean allergy, and peanut allergy that can cause anaphylactic shock. These are the most serious food allergies. The guide of the Child Jesus also contains important suggestions on prevention measures to be adopted in families where there is an allergic child: for example, how to avoid insect bites, the precautions to be used at home for allergies to mites and pollen, the precautions to be used in the kitchen against food allergies, how to read food labels and teaching allergic children, from an early age, to avoid foods that are harmful to them. Finally, the guide also explains the distinction between allergy and intolerance. The first is in fact an abnormal reaction of the immune system, while theintolerance causes different problems, such as digestive problems or inability to metabolize some substances contained in food but it does not involve the immune system. Some intolerances can have a genetic cause and usually appear from childhood. Intolerances come diagnosed with specific tests (breath test, DNA test) and the cure consists inexclude foods from the diet that cause them. The digital magazine "To health school\u201dIs edited by the Institute for the Health of the Bambino Ges\u00f9l directed by prof. Alberto G. Ugazio. The new issue dedicated to children's allergies can be read on website of the Infant Jesus. Children's Allergies: The Baby Jesus Expert Guide (Adobe Stock)READ ALSO: PACIFIER AND ALLERGIES IN CHILDREN: THE RELATIONSHIP INVESTIGATED BY SCIENCE What do you think unimamme? To stay up to date on news, research and much more, keep following us on GOOGLENEWS.