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How can I know if my baby is allergic to formula?

How can I know if my baby is allergic to formula?

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 more

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How can I tell if my baby is allergic to cats?

How can I tell if my baby is allergic to cats?

Symptoms: Look for symptoms when your baby is in close proximity to your cat. This would include nasal symptoms, rash or itchy skin and possibly coughing or difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my son is allergic to milk products?

How can I tell if my son is allergic to milk products?

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

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How would I know if my toddler is allergic to milk?

How would I know if my toddler is allergic to milk?

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 more

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How can I know if my son is allergic to peas?

How can I know if my son is allergic to peas?

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

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How do I tell if my son is allergic to dairy?

How do I tell if my son is allergic to dairy?

Testing: There are simple blood tests for IGE to various foods that correlate highly with pin prick and other forms of testing. Reactions to dairy are not always allergic, and may be simple intolerance to the lactose sugar in the product. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my son is allergic to juice?

How can I tell if my son is allergic to juice?

Jucie allergy: If he breaks up in a rash around his mouth or his tongue and inside of the mouth get red and/or swollen or he has other systemic problems or GI symptoms aftrer he drinks th juice every time, you have your answer. See your doctor to havehim tested if posssible. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my baby is aller to my breast milk?

How can I tell if my baby is aller to my breast milk?

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

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How to know if my son is allergic to dairy?

How to know if my son is allergic to dairy?

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 more

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How would I know if my new baby is allergic to cats?

How would I know if my new baby is allergic to cats?

CAT ALLERGY: Your baby when exposed to the cat will start having runny nose, sneezing , red and itchy eyes and sometimes swelling. Baby might even start coughting or become restless. Symptoms will go away after the exposure. ...Read more

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How can I know if my daughter is allergic to latex?

How can I know if my daughter is allergic to latex?

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

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How can I know if my baby has food allergies?

How can I know if my baby has food allergies?

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 more

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How can I tell if my baby is dehydrated?

How can I tell if my baby is dehydrated?

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 more

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What can I do if my baby is deathly allergic to cashews and pistachios, does this mean he is allergic to mangos?

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 more

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I think my baby is allergic to my pets. How can I tell?

I think my baby is allergic to my pets.  How can I tell?

Science: If when your pets and any microscopic trace has been removed, what is the effect. So this ain't so easy.And what did your pediatrician say, when you called last week? That is what i would hang my hat on. I do wish you the best. ...Read more

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Is my baby allergic to peanut butter? How can I tell?

Is my baby allergic to peanut butter?  How can I tell?

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

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How can I tell if my child is having an allergic reaction to formula?

How can I tell if my child is having an allergic reaction to formula?

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 more

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How can I tell if my baby has cold or if it is allergies?

How can I tell if my baby has cold or if it is allergies?

A "cold"...: ... Is a viral infection. Allergic noses drip and itch, viral noses have a more "gooey" mucus. Cough and fever are more likely with a viral infection; tearing eyes are more likely with an allergy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could tell if my baby is ready for cereal?

Can you tell me how I could tell if my baby is ready for cereal?

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