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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 to test if my daughter is allergic to eggs?

How to test if my daughter is allergic to eggs?

Immunocap/allergist: There is a blood test called immunocap that can test or you can see an allergist and be tested for egg allergy specifically. ...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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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 do I know if my child is allergic to her antibiotics or something else?

How do I know if my child is allergic to her antibiotics or something else?

Timing: When your child has several allergic reactions, if there was the same exposure before each, that is the most likely allergen. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding exclusively my baby is two months, i want to know if i get sick what would be the best formula to give her temporally?

I am breastfeeding exclusively my baby is two months, i want to know if i get sick what would be the best formula  to give her temporally?

Keep breastfeeding!: Your baby is already exposed to your environment. By continuing to breastfeed she benefits from your stronger immune system and gets the antibodies needed for her to fight off your infection. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my 2yr son is allergy to peanuts, without giving him peanut?

How can I tell if my 2yr son is allergy to peanuts, without giving him peanut?

Testing: Skin or blood testing can determine this but we don't routinely screen for peanut allergy unless he is at higher risk such as having sibling with peanut allergy. ...Read more

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How would I know if my son had a milk protein allergy?

How would I know if my son had a milk protein allergy?

Milk protein allergy: Simple way to test and that is having your doc check the stool for microscopic blood with a guaic test. Your son might be colicky, have loose and/or mucous stool or might even have visible blood in the stool. ...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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If my son is allergic to cashew nuts, how will he know what candy to eat?

If my son is allergic to cashew nuts, how will he know what candy to eat?

Education: You will learn to read all labels and ingredients and look for tree nuts or cashews as ingredients or the disclaimer that says product was produced in a place that uses nuts, wheat, soy, etc. You will learn to ask a lot of questions! ...Read more