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What are symptoms of infant food allergies?

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Dr. Cindy Juster answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Symptoms of infant food allergies can include poor weight gain, hives, bloody diarrhea, severe eczema, facial/eyelid/tongue/lip/throat swelling, itching, chest tightness, wheeze, vomiting, abdominal pain, rapid pulse, dizziness, low blood pressure, fainting, and/or respiratory or cardiac arrest. Please see your child's doctor or an allergist asap for evaluation if you suspect a food allergy.

Answered Aug 20, 2014

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Dr. James Fox answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Infants with food allergy frequently present with eczema. Acute reactions to foods such as nuts may present as hives. In infants food allergy may contribute to asthma.

Answered Sep 2, 2015

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