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A 45-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of food allergies in a child?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Eczema, anaphylaxis: Food allergies in children can be associated with eczema, or anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that can manifest as hives, throat swelling or trouble breathing.
Dr. Paul Carter
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Agree, but eczema and anaphylaxis usually occur independently of each other.
May 9, 2012
Dr. Joseph Cohen
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Many: They can range from a rash vomiting to an overwhelming shock and respiratory distress. Another words lowering of the blood pressure to a critical level and the inability to breathe normally. This is should be treated as an emergency.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What to do if my child has severe food allergies?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 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.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of fresh food allergies?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Oral allergy syndrom: Hope i'm answering your question. Oral allergy syndrome occurs in some persons allergic to birch tree &/or ragweed pollen. When eating certain raw fruits & vegetables - apple, carrot, citrus, melon, others - they feel mouth itching & throat tickling without hives, swelling, or more serious symptoms. Eating the same foods cooked? No symptoms. Your allergist can help you sort this problem.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are some symptoms of food allergies?

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Dr. Jonathan Field
Specializes in Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
Food allergy symptom: Food allergy symptoms can be as basic as itching in the mouth or tongue as well as severe as anaphylaxis (a whole body allergic reaction) other symptoms may be more subtle and delayed such as eczema
A member asked:

What is the earliest age a child can be tested for food allergies?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 39 years experience
It depends: Some food allergies can be obvious in the first few months, if a baby reacts to a certain type of formula or new baby food. If this occurs (with vomiting, rash, or diarrhea), notify your doctor. Others may take longer to develop and may require blood tests or skin tests at a later age to identify them specifically.
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