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Allergic Reaction To Strawberries In Babies
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
When I was an infant, I had an allergic reaction to erythromycin. I still tell docs that i'm allergic to that med. Is this still necessary?
Depends: Many of the kids reacting to Erythromycin years ago simply had a gut that didn't like it.If thr reaction was simple vomiting & belly pain it was more likely intolerance & not a true allergy.Either way, you should always share medication reactions with your doc. If s/he decides you need something from that medication family it will make it easier to chose wisely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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If I don't have an allergic reaction to strawberries in yogurt, can I safely eat fresh or store bought strawberries?
It sounds kind of: amazing that you are 51 years old and don't know if you are allergic to strawberries or not? Is there be some reason why you have avoided them all these years? Perhaps you were told you had an allergic reaction as a child? If so, the fact that you tolerated them in yogurt is reassuring. I would eat 1/2 a strawberry; wait a day or so. Then, if ok, eat 5 or 6; wait another day. If good, go for it ...Read more
Skin test: If the reaction was severe, your child should be skin tested to strawberries and then if negative or weakly positive, openly challenged in the allergist's office in a safe manner. It is ok to simply challenge your child again only if the reaction didn't require any medical attention or medication in order to resolve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quickly: If a baby has a true allergy to its formula symptoms are going to occur with every feed. Crying from stomach cramping/colic, copious spitting up, change in bowel habits… Some of the symptoms occur so quickly sometimes babies can't even finish a feed without getting irritable/crying, that leads to poor feeding and poor growth. ...Read more
Look for signs: Though s/he can't tell you in words, watch for signs of itching: rubbing her cheeks into your neck or shoulder, crankiness, fussiness and crying without an obvious source. Redness, hives, rashes. Look for puffiness of the face, eyelids, cheeks. Food allergy may trigger vomiting, coughing, and wheezing. If s/he becomes lethargic, or floppy - do not delay: call 911. ...Read more
Contact dermatitis: Any product that comes in contact with the skin can cause a reaction known as contact dermatitis. The most common products include those with fragrances and artificial colors. If one brand causes a reaction, then try a different brand, preferably one without fragrance or color added. ...Read more
Dog allergy: The most common symptoms are sneezing and itchy eyes. If this happens when your child is around a puppy then he/she is allergic. Sometimes people can have difficulty breathing as well so if your child starts sneezing or having watery eyes around the puppy you will want to move the child (or the puppy) away. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A child who has had an allergic reaction to amoxicillin should avoid any medicine ending in cillin to be safe? Or anything that contains a cillin?
Depends: Some allergic reactions like a simple rash are more cosmetic than worrisome and not as important as major hives or swelling of lips and difficulty breathing. The more intense the reaction the more important it is to avoid the trigger group. If a cillin med were the best choice in a major infection, an allergist could do some specialized work to desensitize the patient and make use safe. ...Read more
Probably not...: If they are chronic and recurring. However, if sudden onset respiratory symptoms occur immediately after a new food has been introduced (such as egg or peanut), it could indicate food allergy (in which case there is usually an accompanying rash). I said "probably not, " because environmental allergy is rare in children under 2 since recurrent exposure over time is necessary to develop allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby's body rash is getting worse. Concerned it might be an allergic reaction to almond milk. What should I do?
Don't worry: First don't stress out. Babies get rashes all the time for various very common reasons. Second, why are you giving almond milk? You can stop it if you'd like. This may provide data as to whether or not it is involved. Third, take photos of the rash progression and see the pediatrician because only eyes-on can really determine the type of rash. Could be allergy; I'd sooner blame a virus or eczema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you tell if your baby is allergic to antibiotics? Is it possible to get an allergic reaction after 7 days of using it?
History & exam fit: Allergic reaction to meds usually involves typical itchy rash (measles like or hives). From first exposure to onset of reaction usually 7-10 days and on second exposure within minutes to hours. Get baby to experienced allergist who can examine baby and get detailed history. Except for penicillin there is no reliable skin testing for meds so history, exam are key. Take clear close-up pics of rash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a severe allergic reaction to the DPT vac. When i was a baby. The only thing that saved me was sulpha. Could this have caused my epilepsy?
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