Allergies are also known as allergic diseases caused by dust mites, mold, pets, pollen, cockroaches, and certain types of food called Allergens. Metal and other substances also cause allergies. The development of these allergies depends on genetic factors and environmental factors. Some of the types of these allergies are hay fever, food allergies, atopic dermatitis, allergic Asthma, anaphylaxis, and many more. Research shows that more than 25 million people in the United States of America suffer from Asthma and Allergic Asthma is the most common type where 60% of the population suffers from Asthma. Both these Asthma have common symptoms such as shortness of breath and wheezing. Allergic Asthma means it triggers asthma symptoms.
Guidelines To Be Followed At Summer Camps To Safeguard The Children
Allergens cause an allergic reaction and the immune system thinks it is harmful and it protects the body by releasing a substance called immunoglobin. Too much immunoglobin can result in the inflammation of the airways of the lungs, which makes it hard to breathe.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidelines for the campers to stay protected from Covid-19 and also, the campers need to make sure they stay safe from any allergic reactions from allergic flames. The Center also advised that the kids should see an allergist before going to the camp. The allergist can offer tips on informing the staff on camps on the kid’s allergies, symptoms, treatment, and medications. They can also confirm the prescription is up to date and the symptoms are under control, and also they can create a personalized plan for the allergies.
If the child is suffering from food allergies, it is important to inform the authorities before going to the camp about the allergies and asking the child to be on loot out for allergens. The child should inform about their allergies to other campers so that the other campers will help in time of need. I f the child has an epinephrine auto-injector, make sure it is working in case of emergency, and the child has a spare.
If the child has food allergies or Asthma, a camp tailored is to be considered with allergic conditions. There will be medical experts for medical and personnel who can understand the causes of these allergies and know how to treat the allergies and Asthma and how to administer epinephrine. An online search shows up the camp. Rashes from poison ivy and oak will affect the kids with allergies and require a trip to the camp nurse in severe conditions. Depending on the sensitivity of the allergies, drugs are prescribed, which can be oral corticosteroids or antibiotics.
It is also believed that some people have an indirect connection between food allergy and Asthma. Food cannot trigger Asthma, but Asthma can be affected by the foods which are consumed. Foods with high sulfite can trigger Asthma. Some of them are dried fruits and vegetables, packaged potato, wine and beer, bottled lime and lemon juice, shrimp, pickled foods, and many more. Having food allergies along with Asthma will trigger allergic reactions and make it worse. If the health care provider has advised staying away from certain foods, it is the only option. Mild to severe symptoms can lead to a condition called anaphylaxis. This reaction involves more than one part of the body, which can worsen quickly. Anaphylaxis can be treated right away to provide the best chance for improvement.
There is a method of treatment popularly known as Oral immunotherapy for food allergies, where the patient who is allergic to a particular allergen (food item) will be given in an increasing amount to increase the threshold that triggers the allergies.