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Infant Food Allergy Symptom
If my 9 month old infant has broken out in hives possibly from a food allergy, is there an antihistamine?
Call pediatrician: There are antihistamines that can be used for infants. The dose should be adjusted for your infant's weight. Non-sedating antihistamines are preferred as drowsiness after hives may be a symptom of a more serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can also sometimes cause unexpected irritability. You will want to discuss these issues with your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergies usually mean there is a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when that food is eaten. Other allergies can be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, eczema, rashes, constipation, etc. Best answer- if concerned about a particular food eliminate it from your diet and see how you respond. You can ...Read more
Food allergy symptom: In general, there are 3 ways food allergy can present. The most dramatic one that we often refer to is immediate reaction that can cause hives, nausea, vomiting, throat closing and can be life threatening. Other types of food allergy can be more subtle and present chronically like esophagitis, gastroenteritis, colitis (difficulty swallowing, abdo pain, bloody stool...) or eczema. ...Read more
How do I know if my baby is having a mild food allergy? And what symptoms are serious enough to seek medical attention?
Get evaluation: Food allergies can present with symptoms acutely after eating a food such as hives, vomiting, irritability, swelling or eczema. Delayed and chronic symptoms can also be due to food allergy such as eczema, and multiple gastric complaints. I suggest not waiting for a serious reaction. If you are concerned seek evaluation by a board certified allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby girl has severe multiple food allergy with symptoms of anaphylaxis but drs say no to epipen (epinephrine). Why would they do that?
Recognize first...: Based on clinical history and suspicion. Then test correlative to the history. If any positives show up, you should avoid and re-test at frequent intervals to determine if your child has outgrown the allergy. And please do not underestimate food allergies, always carry an epi injector if symptoms are anything beyond eczema flaring. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do infants have food allergies that will eventually go away if their parents do not have those food allergies?
Yes: Most food allergies in infants go away in time whether or not their parents have those allergies. Food allergies that cause eczema are more like to go away (or at lease decrease) in a year or 2. Those that can cause life threatening anaphylaxis may still resolve with time but may not go away with the same frequency. Food allergy can often be diagnosed with a history & prick skin tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can all food allergies with anaphylaxis have a symptom of drooling or is it specific to one food allergy?
No: The most common cause of a chronic runny nose(rhinorrhea) is allergic, particularly an allergy to house dust mites. Other allergic and non allergic causes of rhinitis can cause rhinorrhea, see: http://bit.ly/1ThwQY2 Uncommon causes of persistent runny nose include *leakage of cerebrospinal fluid(CSF Rhinorrhea). CSF rhinorrhea can result from skull or nasal fractures, cranial surgery and tumors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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