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How Can I Tell If My 1 Year Old Son Is Allergic To Whole Milk
Remove from diet: Milk allergy can be subtle and does not always show up on acute testing. A good way to determine is to remove it from the diet for a month or so and then reintroduce it. In general milk has some issues...Pesticides, recombinant growth hormones and can be allergenic for many people. ...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
Watch for symptoms : Food allergies can lead to rashes, vomiting, diarrhea, and, sometimes, life-threatening respiratory distress as is true for some with severe nut allergies. Best to talk with the baby's doctor about your concerns, and see if a consultation with an allergist is in order. In the meantime, if you see a particular pattern as described with certain foods, best to avoid them. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more
Can i give cheese to my 6 m old baby .which type is best for my baby? I want to increase his weight
Eczema: Eczema rashes can resolve with time or persist. If there is a family history of allergic disease, the latter may be more likely. Using a moisturizer and soap without artificial fragrance, additives or color will help soothe the skin. Since there is an inflammatory reaction, your doctor will determine if there is a need for topical steroids. Food allergy testing can be informative as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nutritionist : The best treatment for allergy is avoidance. Candida is the control for allergy testing. She may truly be allergic to yeast, but i suspect that's simply the positive control on the allergy skin test. The egg allergy is the bigger issue. Discuss with your allergist, and then a nutritionist, as to what foods she can have, and what to avoid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my son is allergic to soy and cow's milk what would be the best milk alternative if he's still around 1 yrs old?
My son is 1 year and 1 week old. Can i give him soy or almond milk and tofu now? I'm also still breastfeeding him. Thank you.
If you wish. Know : That he can develop allergies to soy & nuts, the same as to cow's milk. Ask your pediatrician about calcium supplements if he doesn't have 16-21 oz. Whole milk & milk products/day. Juice & almond milk aren't necessary; limit to 4-6 oz/day . He can wean to a double-handled open-mouthed cup now. Age at weaning is a personal decision. Know that it's harder to convince a toddler to wean @ 15 mos. Or >. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My four year old has converted back to her baby ways because she has a new little brother, what can I do to fix this?
Time: Try not to bring attention to it and distract her. With time it will go away. All the best. ...Read more
Oatmeal bath: Usually the rash of roseola is not itchy - but if it seems to be - you can give her a soothing oatmeal bath - or just a slightly cooler than normal bath with 1/4 cup baking soda added to the water. If she seems really itchy and is scratching a lot, you probably need to take her back to the doctor to confirm that it is roseola and discuss medicines that are safe for her that will help the itch. ...Read more
My one year 5months daughter has been coughing at night. I went to see a pedia and she said it is an allergy. How do I know what she is allergic to.
See an Allergist: There are many possibilities food?Dust mites?Pets?But allergist would 1st take a careful history(ie., do allergies run in your family?Etc), &possibly due a few simple scratch tests(usually better than blood test & feels like a prick with a toothpick.Not needle). Sometimes no cause is found but allergist can help with simple treatment measures. We see this type of cough often...Don't worry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 7 years old son has an eye problem, he has -0.75, how can I take care of him, what vitamins should I give him?
Diet: If formula fed, then switch to a lactose free formula or soy based formula. If on solids, give rice cereal, bananas and applesauce to thicken the stools. Keep this up for 2-3 days and then slowly advance the diet by adding in the normal diet. That should help. If not, then see the doctor for help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 7 year old son is on antibiotics for his finger and now he is constipated what can I use to help him ?
Reexamination: I don't see anything contraindicated that they can eat. The problem is they don't eat and since they are small, their blood volume is also less and can get dehydrated easily. Bring him back to the doctor to make sure the is not happening as fluids will be necessary. Fluid is the most important factor at this time any which one. ...Read more
What can I feed my toddler to get his pipes going? My child is two years old and has constipation. What are our solutions?
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