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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 cows milk formula he's had a cough and phlegm since changing it to a non allergy formula?

How can I tell if my baby is allergic to cows milk formula he's had a cough and phlegm since changing it to a non allergy formula?

Skin test: The easiest way to tell if your baby is allergic to milk is to have your child skin tested by an allergist. You will have an answer in 15 minutes. To rely on their response to milk can often be confusing. ...Read more

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How do I no if my 6week old baby is allergic to his formula?

How do I no if my 6week old baby is allergic to his formula?

See below: A true allergy would be unlikely. Infants may have a milk or soy protein intolerance, which they will out grow. An allergy may present more with hives. However, the intolerance can present with fussiness, blood in the stool, diarrhea, or poor weight gain. ...Read more

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When a baby is allergic to cow milk formula and soy formula, what do you use?

When a baby is allergic to cow milk formula and soy formula, what do you use?

Elemental formula: Either neocate or elecare. Both of these are elemental formulas that are made up of Amino Acids without the cow's milk or soy protein. ...Read more

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My baby drinks soy isomil infant formula and every time he drinks it his eye swell. Is that an allergic reation.

My baby drinks soy isomil infant formula and every time he drinks it his eye swell. Is that an allergic reation.

Possibly: If it happens every time, it is probably some type of reaction, mild allergy. Talk to your pediatrician.... ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what my baby is allergic to?

How do I know exactly what my baby is allergic to?

Keep a diary: You need to keep track of what he or she eat or what is exposed to. ...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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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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If my baby is allergic to my dog, is getting rid of my dog my only option?

If my baby is allergic to my dog, is getting rid of my dog my only option?

Depends...: ...On the severity of the allergy. Your pediatrician may be able to control the allergic symptoms with medications until your child can outgrow the allergy. And since many dog allergies are specific to the dander (dead skin) that they shed, bathing your dog frequently may go a long way toward alleviating the symptoms as well. ...Read more