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Allergies In Babies
For challenges: It can be used to challenge an infant to see if he is allergic. If you suspect an allergy to a specific food., stop the food and the challenge the baby several weeks later to see the response. ...Read more
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Different strokes..: There are foods that tend to be more allergenic, but for any individual infant, the rules may not hold true. That's why you introduce foods one at a time, and watch and see if any type of reaction. But in general, seafood, nut containing foods, citrus and eggs and egg containing foods have more potentials towards allergies and should be introduced later rather than sooner. ...Read more
Problem?: What kind of problem are you referring to? Whatever it is, attempts to reduce sweating (lowering indoor humidity , cooling etc) would help if the problem is indeed induced by sweating. Does the baby itch or is it just an issue with the look on the skin. We need more details before we can offer you any suggestion. ...Read more
What are the common causes of allergies in babies? My 22 month old baby has severe eczema. Advantage cream and aspelone provide temporary relief
Unfortunately.......: Very few cases of eczema are improved by eliminating foods from the diet. Also, skin tests usually used to determine allergies (for hay fever, for example), are not reliable in patients with skin problems like eczema, so the only way to tell is by trial and error which is difficult. See a dermatologist for a good skin regimen before getting too caught up in eliminating foods from her diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Told I should stop eating peanuts/peanut butter while pregnant to avoid nut allergy in baby, what about almond butter and other nuts. Are they ok?
Hydrochlorothiazide safety during breastfeeding?when pass in milk can cause sulpha allergy to baby?
Good question: The American Academy of Pediatrics states that it is safe to breastfeed while on Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), (compatible with nursing). As for it to sensitize the infant to sulpha drugs later on, unlikely, as even patients who are allergic to supha antibiotics can still receive diuretics as furosemide (lasix) and HCTZ, wish you and your child wellness ...Read more
What is the difference between lactose intolerance and dairy allergies in babies? I am a mother of a 4 month baby, and when she was 1 week she was diagnosed with an allergy to lactose - the smear test came out with clotted blood hidden in the poop. As a
Very different: Some babies are born with cow's milk protein allergy which they may grow out of. It can lead to blood in the stool, fussiness (gerd) or rash. Some with cows mp allergy also have soy allergy which means no milk intake for mom when nursing or a special formula for baby. Lactose intolerance happens later and is due to poor gut absorption of milk. It can lead to gassiness and loose stool. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Skin, breathing, gut: Skin - eczema, hives. Respiratory - nasal congestion, cough, wheezing, coughing up blood. Gastrointestinal - swollen tongue or lips, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, abdominal pain, diarrhea, bright red blood in stool. Cardiovascular - rapid heart rate, pallor, shock. No one baby has all of these symptoms. ...Read more
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