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How Can I Know If My Baby Is Allergic To Milk
Suggestive symptoms: An allergy to formula (usually the milk or soy component) presents with characteristic symptoms. Usually these include rash/hives or worsening eczema, swelling of lips/tongue/eyelid/face, cough/wheezing, vomiting/diarrhea. Not all patients experience all of these symptoms. Fussiness or colic is usually not secondary to a formula allergy. Skin or blood allergy tests can help diagnose an allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is the Way: Either skin test or blood tests are available to prove allergiesalso an elimination of all dairy products for 5-7 days to see if whatever the symptoms are , go away might help. ...Read more
Milk allergy: If milk or milk products are consumed and stomach cramps or diarrhea occur, this in usually a sign of lactose intolerance and not allergy. If lactose-free products are consumed and the observed reaction persists, then this would be more suspicious for milk allergy. Milk allergy can cause hives, itchy rashes (eczema) severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis or asthma) and even nasal congestion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergic reaction: If your son is allergic to any food, he may have a reaction. These can range from tingling of the mouth, swelling of lips, a rash on the body, or vomiting/diarrhea. It may be difficult to tell, since some of those symptoms can occur from other causes. If you aren't sure, see your doctor. ...Read more
SYMPTOMS: You can suspect your baby is allergic to breast milk if having symptoms of allergy like skin rashes and nasal congestion.And confirm it by stopping the brest feeding and see if symptoms go away but breast milk allergy is rare as compared to allergy to cows milk discuss your concerns if you have with the babys pediatrician. ...Read more
Symptoms: Dairy allergy can have subtle symptoms such as an aggravating rash or more profound symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, eczema, nausea, gas, abdominal pain and or blood in the stools. There are allergy test that a primary care physician can do or an allergist can do a skin or blood tests. Usually it is the protein in milk that people are allergy to. Others are simply intolerant, lacking lactase. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy testing: Your daughter should see an allergist and get evaluated. A full work up including testing will also make sure shes not allergic to other things that might be important for her to know as well. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poor urine output: If you are changing few diapers, your baby may be getting dehydrated. Other symptoms include dry mouth, few tears when crying, and extreme fatigue. These are particularly important symptoms to watch out for if your baby has been having vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do if my baby is deathly allergic to cashews and pistachios, does this mean he is allergic to mangos?
From Allergy Advisor: One would expect an extensive cross-reactivity among the different individual species of the genus (e.g., mango, cashew and pistachio nut), but this, in fact, does not occur frequently(27). Cross-reactivity has been found among pistachio nut, cashew nut, and mango seed, but this cross-reactivity did not extend to mango pulp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can't always: I don't recommend testing by having him handle or eat some. Family history of food allergy increases the risk, but doesn't mean definitely thebaby will be allergic. There are blood tests, and definitely for those under about 2 years old, skin tests done by a reputable allergist that can help identify food allergy. Reactions to accidental contact might help. Electrodermal, etc testing won't help. ...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
Depends...: in a baby who is meeting developmental milestones and has no underlying medical conditions that would prohibit introduction of solid foods, the earliest cereal should be introduced is between age 4-6 months. Breastmilk or formula should still be the main source of calories at this age. Make an appointment with your pediatrician to talk about how to introduce solids and to see if your baby is ready ...Read more
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