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A 37-year-old member asked:

how does a nutritionist treat food allergies?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Nutritionist: She doesn't. She advises you what foods to avoid or may sometimes put you on a rotation diet. She is a part of a heathcare team with nurses and physicians.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Assists allergist: The nutritionist has 2 major goals in helping you with food allergy: help you identify the food(s) to which you are allergic in processed foods to avoid trace exposure & ensuring that you find alternative nutrients so that elimination of allergenic foods doesn't cause malnutrition. Patients eliminating 3 or more foods for long periods will benefit from working with a clinical nutritionist.

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A member asked:

How can I prevent my children from getting allergies?

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Dr. Adam Naddelman
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Controversial: Unfortunately, there is no universal agreement on how to best prevent allergies in children. There are certain measures that can be taken if you have a strong family history of allergies, and these are best discussed with your pediatrician. Traditional measures of food avoidance may not be applicable to you and your baby.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How can I know if my baby has food allergies?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
Rash or irritability: Most food allergy presents with eczema - an allergic rash. Vomiting, diarrhea, poor weight gain, irritability or colic are other common presentations. Sometimes respiratory symptoms as asthma and ear infections may also be related to food allergy. Rarely blood in the stool may be caused by a food allergy.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if my child is having an allergic reaction to formula?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
Diarrhea, rash: Food allergy including to formula often presents with diarrhea, vomiting or skin rash (eczema). However other allergic reactions like runny/stuffy nose, recurrent or chronic ear infections, and sometimes even cough or wheeze can occur with a food allergy.
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How can we identify food allergies that our baby might have?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
Prick skin testing: The most accurate method of diagnosing a particular food allergy is a combination of the history and prick skin testing (typically preformed by an allergist). Blood testing is an alternative method though not as accurate.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What to do for allergic reaction to antibiotic ? Finished course. Just wait.

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Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Antihistamine: A short course of antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help. It is advisable to have your doctor classify the allergic reaction and document in your medical record the type of antibiotic which caused the reaction. Please, always follow directions listed on over the counter meds and better yet double check with a pharmacist.

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