- Index hide1 According to a survey carried out in 2021 in the United States, of the adults who declared having an allergy, the most frequent was allergy to pollen, with 44%.
According to a survey carried out in 2021 in the United States, of the adults who declared having an allergy, the most frequent was allergy to pollen, with 44%.
According to Statista, It is estimated that by 2020 around 11% of the population over 15 years of age in Spain will have been diagnosed with chronic allergies.
A mother of a family has viralized on social networks a video where she tests her baby to find out if she has any allergies, specifically to peanut butter. To fulfill her mission, the baby’s mother has smeared a little peanut butter on both legs and later cleans it to discover that there was no irritation on the baby’s skin.
The video quickly impacted social networks with many opinions about the danger that the baby was in from his mother in case he had a peanut allergy. In the comments of the video you can read many opinions about whether what the baby’s mother did to find out if she had some kind of allergic reaction was irresponsible or correct.
According to what the mother commented during the video, to do the allergy test on her baby, she followed the instructions given by a doctor. The viral video reached the eyes of the Spanish pharmacist Álvaro Fernández, who posted a video on his TikTok account to emphasize the risks to which the baby was subjected for viralizing a video on the internet.
The pharmacist emphasized how dangerous it is to carry out this type of practice without being a health professional who has the proper material to solve any problem that arises during allergy tests. Having said the above, he recommended to Internet users that instead of investigating and finding out on the Internet, they went to a medical appointment with a professional.
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What are the most common allergies in Mexico?
According to the Mexican Diabetes Federation, The most common allergies in the Mexican population are:
It is a variable inflammation of the nasal mucosa that can cause nasal obstruction, sneezing or runny nose. Allergic rhinitis is caused by pollens according to geographic location, dust mites, spores, animal epithelium and certain occupational allergens. In Mexico, more than 36 million people suffer from it and only 2 million are adequately treated.
It is a skin disorder also known as atopic eczema. The potential factors that can trigger it are soaps, detergents, gels, skin infections, allergenic foods such as cow’s milk, eggs and peanuts. Atopic dermatitis is characterized by the presence of reddish or irritated skin, scaling, fissures on the cheeks, dry skin, and itching.
Food allergies are adverse reactions to certain foods and have their origin in an immune mechanism of the affected patient. Symptoms range from mild discomfort to life-threatening complications without medical intervention. Data from the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) estimate that 25% of the country’s population suffers from some type of allergy, including food allergies.
According to the federal Ministry of Health, in Mexico 7% of the population suffers from it and 80% of affected adults manifested symptoms from the first five years of life. The largest number of cases is recorded in the child population. The southeastern states of Mexico are where the largest number of patients are registered: Tabasco, Oaxaca, Veracruz and Yucatán. Asthma is one of the main reasons for medical attention in childhood. It causes great deterioration of the quality of life, physical and functional limitations, low academic performance and failures in interpersonal relationships.
- Allergy to drugs and biological agents
Adverse drug reactions can affect 10% of the world population and 20% of hospital patients. It is a public health problem due to the number of patients affected and the viability of its treatment. The IBEAS Latin America 2010 Study, of the World Health Organization (WHO), developed in five countries including Mexico, indicates that the incidence of adverse events in hospitals was 11.85% and that 65% of them could be avoided.
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