A recent research notes that babies born between September and November are at higher risk for allergic diseases.
According to a recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Fact, food allergies are on the rise, with more than five million children, around two children in each school classroom, now suffering from an allergy to at least one item.
The study indicates that the time of year a baby is born may be a risk factor for food allergies, say researchers, adding that babies born in the autumn season, which lasts from September to November, are at higher risk of allergic diseases.
The research team found that many allergic conditions are likely to begin with dry, cracking skin, resulting in a chain reaction of allergic diseases known as the ‘atopic march.’
“If food particles are ingested by weakened skin as is the case with eczema, rather than digested, the body recognizes them as foreign and produces antibodies against them,” said Jessica Hui, MD, a National Jewish Health pediatrician and the study’s lead author.
“So, when a child consumes this food, certain antibodies recognize the food and cause allergic reactions such as hives, vomiting or even anaphylaxis.” “Now we’re learning more about why this is so and we strongly suspect it comes from the bacteria on the skin and how they affect the skin barrier.”
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