People who do not have allergies
Current status of allergy
Allergic diseases are becoming serious diseases in modern society. Food allergies often occur in children, but do you know that 1.2% of the people as a whole suffer from including the adults?
Furthermore, according to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's announcement in 2011, the population of allergy patients are about 50% of the all Japanese people. In other words, one in two Japanese people is suffering from some allergies. Also, this is not only a problem in Japan, it is a very serious problem even in the world. According to a statistics, there are about 300 million people in the world with asthma, about 250 to 550 million people with food allergies and about 400 million people with allergic rhinitis in the world. Both are currently increasing.
Let’s learn about allergies!
Society is established properly by respecting each other and cooperating with each other. In modern society, for everyone to live better, it is necessary for everyone to firmly face the problem of allergy. Even if you do not currently have allergies and are indifferent, you will certainly do something that does not care for allergic patients somewhere. People who do not have allergies are sometimes difficult to sympathize with the pain of allergies If such a process spreads, a better society will not be realized.
In addition, even if you do not have allergies there is a chance that you will have to live as an allergy patient from tomorrow.Having an interest in allergy and accumulating correct knowledge will lead to improvement of you and society.
How to contact allergies
By the way, how do you face allergy? We think that those who do not have allergies are specifically hard to know it. First of all, it is most important to know what kind of situation you are. Let's see what kind of disease or allergy possibility exists to myself now. You will be able to prepare for the time when you are affected by knowing it. Furthermore, we can determine the policy of what to know about. Specifically Pay attention to the possibility of allergies. Because even if it does not appear as a symptom, it may be allergic to it in some cases.
It is also important to know not only information about you but also people around you. For example, if one of your family member are an allergic patient, you can improve your living environment or prevent allergy accident by knowing about that person's allergy firmly. Also, it is necessary for people around patients to know firmly because it is impossible for themselves to deal with emergencies, such as when anaphylactic shock occurs. Pay attention not only to yourself but also to the surrounding people.
The next important thing is to gain knowledge and make use of it. Knowledge has an external meaning for the first time with action. This is common to all things. After knowing about allergies, if you can be conscious that there may be people who have allergies around you, you should know what to do concretely.
For example how to use epipen injection. Suppose a patient around you develop an anaphylactic shock. If you firmly understand how to use epipen injection and there is more harm to use than that not to use, you may be able to decide whether to use or not and prevent it from becoming serious symptoms.
Attention to allergen substances
Besides, it is about knowledge of allergen substances. There was such a case in the past. A mother gave ham to her child with milk allergy. After that, symptoms of urticaria and coughing came. It is because the mother did not know that the substance called "casein" indicated in the package was contained in ham and became an antigen. Allergen of milk allergy is a substance called casein, but she misunderstood no symptoms would occur if they do not have milk.
Actually, with the current food labeling law, it is not mandatory to display such allergen substances. We are pretty worried about this.
"This food contains allergen substance called "Casein"which causes allergies to milk."
We want they to display allergen substances like this. We think that it will be possible to further reduce accidents caused by misinformation. Also, consumers should know this situation and pay attention.
Allergic patients rate
Food allergies often occur in children, but it is reported that 1.2% of the people as a whole suffer from including the adults. Children with some allergy are 30 to 40% of the total, and adults are about 30%. Allergy patients are increasing.
- There are a lot of children allergic to food
- Food allergies are often immediate type
- Without proper response, it becomes serious and life becomes dangerous
Medical provision to patients
There is a problem that patients has lack knowledge of their allergy. It is necessary to provide information by people around them, too. It is important for doctors to further disseminate clinical practice guidelines. It can offer patients to efficient medical provision.
What a patient’s family can do
One of the things family members around allergic people can do is improve the living environment. We can help them by understanding allergen foods, avoiding antigens as much as possible. Also, we think it is necessary to know what to do because it is impossible for themselves to deal with emergencies such as shock symptoms.
Should school do allergy tests for children?
We think that if we have a strong intention, we will not receive an allergy test by myself alone. However, if you do not receive an allergy test, you may suddenly develop allergy. All citizens should be able to receive an allergy test equally. For that, we think that it is effective to do allergy test at school.
About the response to children's allergies in kindergarten
Children are difficult to self-manage, so in terms of hygiene, monitoring by parents is also necessary. Especially in kindergartens and nursery schools that keep small children for a long time, there is a responsibility to monitor. However, looking at the current situation, there are some uneasy points.
About 50% of accidents in nursery school are related to food allergies. The content of the accident is as shown on the right.
As you see the figure, there are many accidents due to delivery mistakes. The reason for this is that the labor shortage of personnel, signs of food for allergic children were dropped and they handed over usual meals to allergic children.
In this way, accidents sometimes can not be prevented even in kindergartens and nursery schools that are thought to monitor carefully. Children's allergy countermeasures are very difficult.
Suspecting allergies if a small child said "bad"
How can we know the allergies of small children? One way is to not miss the children say. When children eat allergy foods, they usually say "bad". From here, you can verify whether you are allergic and take action. However, not everything is true. It is case by case.
On consideration at school
This is the data about what kind of consideration is given to students for each allergy at elementary school, junior high school, high school.
It is found that it not enough to take the measures of allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis because they do not has a danger of death. However, these diseases are greatly related to QOL. So, we think that it should not be overlooked.
It is very difficult for many people to always be aware of something. So, let's first make it possible from a temporary thing to keep in mind that it is good. Repeating such trivial things will lead to improve consciousness. In Japan today the law on allergy is still not in place. In addition, there is not much impression of everyone. Although there is only a single knowledge such as the mechanism of allergy and measures, it is complete only by it, and it is not enough to pay attention to the surrounding people. It is important for both the country and individuals to pay attention to allergies.
Also, as mentioned earlier, one in three children has allergies and many of them are immediate type. There is the possibility of becoming serious if you must take appropriate action immediately. In the worst case there is the risk of life. In addition, infants can not self-manage what they eat. In such a situation, adult should be responsible whether the children have allergy or not. Each person's interest is linked to knowledge and leads to social transformation.
Let's all review yourself in this chance.