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What are symptoms of infant food allergies?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Many possible ones.: 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.
Dr. James Fox
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Eczema/hives/asthma: 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.

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How are infant food allergies daignosed?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
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 you go to and the technique they use, some are not that reliable.

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