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what to do if my child has severe food allergies?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Discover, avoid : Food allergies vary in their intensity. If you are allergic, your body reacts to it in various ways.Skin tests can be positive and the blood can show elevated antibody levels. Elevated ige is important and means a major reaction is possible.Those foods must be avoided.If skin tests show some reaction but ige levels are low, the food may be tolerated. Discuss which foods to avoid with your allerg.

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