Allergies are indeed at risk of being passed from parents to children. However, if you suffer from allergies, it does not mean that your little one will also have allergies and there is nothing you can do to prevent them. you know. In fact, allergies can be prevented by giving children a synbiotic intake.
An allergy is an overreaction of the immune system to a substance or food that is actually harmless. The exact cause of allergies is not known, but there are many factors that can increase a child's risk of developing this condition. One of them is heredity or genetics.
If you have allergies, don't just give up and immediately avoid your little one from all foods or ingredients that can cause allergies, OK? Allergies in children can be prevented as early as possible, how come. One effort that can be done is to give him a synbiotic intake.
The Benefits of Synbiotics to Prevent Allergies in Children
Synbiotics are a combination of probiotics and prebiotics. Probiotics are good bacteria in the human digestive system, while prebiotics are food for these good bacteria.
Taking synbiotics is known to have a better effect than taking probiotics and prebiotics separately. Synbiotics will inhibit the growth of bad bacteria and replace the good bacteria that are lost from the intestines, as well as provide food for good bacteria so that their numbers are maintained.
By maintaining a balance of good bacteria, the lining of the intestinal wall becomes stronger and less prone to reacting to foods that can trigger allergies. In addition, good bacteria can also increase the work of immune cells in the immune system which can prevent allergies outside the intestine.
So, good bacteria are not only useful for preventing allergies caused by food. In fact, there is a study of children aged under 1 year which states that the consumption of synbiotics is an effective way to prevent and treat atopic dermatitis, which is one of the most common types of skin allergies.
Currently, there is already a formula fortified with synbiotics. However, please note that not all combinations of prebiotics and probiotics can provide maximum benefits for children.
Combination of probiotics Bifidobacterium breve (B. breve), as well as prebiotics fructo oligosaccharides (FOS) and galacto oligosaccharides (GOS) can be said to be the most ideal combination, because it is most similar to the content of breast milk.
In addition, this combination has also been shown to maintain gastrointestinal health, boost the immune system, and reduce the risk of developing allergies in children. So to prevent your little one from getting allergies, you can give him formula milk with this synbiotic content.
Because of the importance of preventing and anticipating allergies from an early age in children, ALODOKTER in collaboration with Nutriclub held a #PekanCegahAlergiAnak with the theme "Prevent Allergies from Home" entitled "Clinical Evidence for Prevention of Allergies in Your Little One with Synbiotics" via Instagram Live on the @alodokter_id account and Youtube Nutriclub Indonesia on June 29, 2020.
This Child Allergy Prevention Week (PCAA) event was held to commemorate World Allergy Week or World Allergy Week 2020 and to educate and remind parents that allergies in children are something that can be prevented as early as possible.
Come on, save the date and take part in this PCAA event, so you can understand more about allergies in children and what steps can be taken to prevent them.