A 47-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

my baby has food allergies that she inherited from me. what should i do?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Follow your advice: Your allergist has likely confirmed the diagnosis by now; if not, your baby should be evaluated - the specific foods causing reactions may not be the same as those that bothered you. Once you have a confirmed list of all the foods to which your baby is allergic, you need to carefully eliminate all of them from your baby's diet, in order to increase the chances that they will be outgrown.
Answered on Jun 10, 2013
Dr. Boyce Hornberger
36 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
It depends: It depends on what kind of allergy your child has. You should have your child evaluated by a doctor and possibly see an allergist if she has not already done so. Once your child is diagnosed they will give you a treatment plan. You should then be educated how to prevent and treat her food allergies. You should also be sure everyone else who cares for her is educated in the same manner
Answered on Aug 24, 2017

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy test: We allergists prefer a prick skin test and we do it in the office and it is relatively painless. There are also blood tests, but depending on the lab ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Many possible ones.: Symptoms of infant food allergies can include poor weight gain, hives, bloody diarrhea, severe eczema, facial/eyelid/tongue/lip/throat swelling, itchi ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Exon
47 years experience Pediatrics
Food allergies: I would not recommend testing at all! If you choose to do so wait until the child is school age.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Food allergy symptom: In general, there are 3 ways food allergy can present. The most dramatic one that we often refer to is immediate reaction that can cause hives, nausea ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month