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A 31-year-old member asked:

Could a baby with food allergies be given immunizations?

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Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
undefined 35 years experience
Food allergy: Doctor should be consulted if history of anaphylaxis to egg getting flu ormmr.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Rarely an issue: Only the flu vaccine has enough egg material to be concerned about vaccines.All of the available childhood vaccines including the MMR today can be given without worry about food allergy. Your physician can review these issues with you. Any kid can develop an unrelated intolerance to some other part of a vaccine and need caution with continued use.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Generally yes: There general answer to that question would be yes however the physician administering the vaccines should be aware of the specific food allergies involved and if any particular vaccine would be contra indicated.

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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.

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