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Home Remedies For Infant Food Allergy Symptom
NO!!!: Food allergies cause life threatening reactions. These reactions can only be effectively treated with Epinephrine (adrenaline). Antihistamines can treat skin symptoms, but if breathing difficulty or low blood pressure happen (which is impossible to predict), they will not help. Anyone with a food allergy should always have Epinephrine available. ...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
If my 9 month old infant has broken out in hives possibly from a food allergy, is there an antihistamine?
Call pediatrician: There are antihistamines that can be used for infants. The dose should be adjusted for your infant's weight. Non-sedating antihistamines are preferred as drowsiness after hives may be a symptom of a more serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Benadryl can also sometimes cause unexpected irritability. You will want to discuss these issues with your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are allergy drops or allergy shots available for treatment of food allergy/ or intolerance or are they only 4 treating environmental allergens
I got a food allergy and i was wondering what i can do to get rid of them like.Home remedies or other treatments like creams?
Food allergies: Food allergy is a sticky subject, with different doctors having different tests, giving you different opinions. There is no perfect test. But no, there are no creams or home remedies that I am aware of. The treatment is avoidance of the offending food, with injectable Epinephrine if you have a history of anaphylaxis after eating a particular food. ...Read more
Food allergy symptom: In general, there are 3 ways food allergy can present. The most dramatic one that we often refer to is immediate reaction that can cause hives, nausea, vomiting, throat closing and can be life threatening. Other types of food allergy can be more subtle and present chronically like esophagitis, gastroenteritis, colitis (difficulty swallowing, abdo pain, bloody stool...) or eczema. ...Read more
How do I know if my baby is having a mild food allergy? And what symptoms are serious enough to seek medical attention?
Get evaluation: Food allergies can present with symptoms acutely after eating a food such as hives, vomiting, irritability, swelling or eczema. Delayed and chronic symptoms can also be due to food allergy such as eczema, and multiple gastric complaints. I suggest not waiting for a serious reaction. If you are concerned seek evaluation by a board certified allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby girl has severe multiple food allergy with symptoms of anaphylaxis but drs say no to epipen. Why would they do that?
Recognize first...: Based on clinical history and suspicion. Then test correlative to the history. If any positives show up, you should avoid and re-test at frequent intervals to determine if your child has outgrown the allergy. And please do not underestimate food allergies, always carry an epi injector if symptoms are anything beyond eczema flaring. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Allergies usually mean there is a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when that food is eaten. Other allergies can be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, eczema, rashes, constipation, etc. Best answer- if concerned about a particular food eliminate it from your diet and see how you respond. You can ...Read more
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