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How To Tell If Your Baby Has A Food Allergy
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Symptoms, tests: Peanut is the most dangerous food allergen known. Children w peanut allergy can develop any one or combinations of symptoms, from hives, swelling, upset stomach, throat swelling, wheezing, coughing, trouble breathing, fainting, to possibly death. Peanut allergy is diagnosed and confirmed by allergists through allergy testing. If u suspect ur child has peanut allergy, see an allergist right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms and testing: A child who sneezes when playing with a cat is likely to have cat allergy, this is confirmed with skin allergy test or blood test for specific ige to cat. Similarly, if the child sneezes or itches outdoors, she is likely to be allergic to pollen. Testing will confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Timing and testing: About 33% of people with moderate to severe eczema have an allergic trigger. The allergic trigger could be a food or dust mite. Sometimes the pattern of eating the food followed by flaring of the eczema will help, but the best test is to eliminate the food and monitor to see if the eczema improves. To determine which foods to eliminate, allergy blood or skin tests can be helpful, but not perfect. ...Read more
Can you tell me if you have a food intolerance, how long does it take for your body to react to the food your intolerant to?
Varies: Intolerance can be a minor reaction in some with minor gas or cramping over a several day period.If or when it is a true food allergy, it could begin as soon is the material touches your lips. Some people can ingest food that they are intolerant to over decades and never realize it is happening. ...Read more
Allergy symptoms: There are several depending on which types of allergies your child develops. Environmental allergy presents with runny nose, congestion, itchy eyes, sneezing, difficulty breathing if it becomes allergic asthma. It can lead to recurrent sinus infection. Food allergy causes hives, belly pain, throat closing after eating the food. It can manifest as uncontrolled eczema. Those are the most common sx. ...Read more
Food Allergy: Several ways to find out food allergy. #1.In pediatricians office- childhood allergy panel (blood test) can be ordered, not 100% accurate, it tests 14-18 allergens. #2. Dermatologists do skin allergy testing. #3. Parents can find out by the process of elimination. If 4 or 5 food are suspected, stop all these for 2 weeks, then re-introduce one in each week ...And find out which one is responsible. ...Read more
What kind if formula is best to use if your baby has GERD until i can make my an appointment for my baby to see a gi?
Several : There are several different formulas designed just for babies with reflux. One is enfamil ar and another is similac rs. Both of these have rice starch that when the formula hits the acidity of the stomach, moderately gels the formula, making it harder to spit up. Also, feed smaller amounts more often, keep baby upright after feeds for 30 minutes, burp frequently and sleep on back at slight recline. ...Read more
Several ways: There are several pathways that cause drug allergy. The classic one is immediate, ige mediated and usually occurs within 1 hour of exposure. There are other pathways which can be delayed from a day to several weeks. You will usually see a type of rash as one of the first symptoms in mos cases but that does not necessarily rule out a hypersensitivity reaction. Monitor all symptoms carefully. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
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
Food allergy: Allergy to these two foods is rare in my experience; they are well tolerated as first foods by the vast majority of infants older than 6 months. Symptoms of allergy could include vomiting, crampy diarrhea and occasionally a flare -up of pre-existing eczema. Anemia and failure to gain weight/height could indicate coeliac syndrome. ...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
Can you tell me if I have a food intolerance, how long does it take for my body to react to the food my intolerant to?
Food intolerance: Your body could react in minutes to hours ...Read more
Blood tests: Diagnosis can be confirmed by detecting a positive blood test called the IgM assay for toxo in the first 6 months. An IgG assay may pick up moms transferred material and would not be specific for baby.The IgM would be produced by the baby in response to an infection. Suspicion & need for testing may arise from exam findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Workup/mgt: Food allergies present can present early in life, including those to peanuts. If the mother is breastfeeding and eating peanuts, the allergen may be transferred to the baby. Peanut allergies tend to present though later in childhood after exposure to eating peanut products. A CAP test may be performed on a blood sample to determine whether the infant has a peanut allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discuss with your MD: The diagnosis of a food allergy is made by taking a careful history and identifying problems that could be due to food allergies, and correlating exposure history to symptoms. Skin or blood testing for food allergies only confirms the clinical impression, but does not make the diagnosis. Many people with positive food allergy tests may be able to eat the food without problems. ...Read more
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