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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.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Taking a History: Food allergy diagnosis is very dependent upon having the patients history. If the history is suspicious for food allergy then skin test and /or blood testing may be done to verify or refute the history.

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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.

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