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What are symptoms of infant food allergies?

What are symptoms of infant food allergies?

Many possible ones.: Symptoms of infant food allergies can include poor weight gain, hives, bloody diarrhea, severe eczema, facial/eyelid/tongue/lip/throat swelling, itching, chest tightness, wheeze, vomiting, abdominal pain, rapid pulse, dizziness, low blood pressure, fainting, and/or respiratory or cardiac arrest. Please see your child's doctor or an allergist asap for evaluation if you suspect a food allergy. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of infant food allergies?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of infant food allergies?

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

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How are infant food allergies daignosed?

How are infant food allergies daignosed?

Allergy test: We allergists prefer a prick skin test and we do it in the office and it is relatively painless. There are also blood tests, but depending on the lab you go to and the technique they use, some are not that reliable. ...Read more

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How can I handle mild food allergies in my infant?

How can I handle mild food allergies in my infant?

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 more

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Do infants have food allergies that will eventually go away if their parents do not have those food allergies?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of food allergies for a baby?

What are the symptoms of food allergies for a baby?

Skin, breathing, gut: Skin - eczema, hives. Respiratory - nasal congestion, cough, wheezing, coughing up blood. Gastrointestinal - swollen tongue or lips, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, abdominal pain, diarrhea, bright red blood in stool. Cardiovascular - rapid heart rate, pallor, shock. No one baby has all of these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have three food allergies that just manifested @age 35. now im ill all the time. Could these allergies be a symptom of another disease? why so late?

I have three food allergies that just manifested @age 35. now im ill all the time. Could these allergies be a symptom of another disease? why so late?

? intolerance: vs a true allergy to whatever foods that cause the problem, yes food allergy can occur late, although uncommon, you need to see an allergist/ immunologist and may be a gastro-enterlogist and a dietician, but ask your primary doctor first for initial evaluation, best wishes ...Read more

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Can all food allergies with anaphylaxis have a symptom of drooling or is it specific to one food allergy?

Can all food allergies with anaphylaxis have a symptom of drooling or is it specific to one food allergy?

No: It can occur with any severe food allergy reaction and indicate trouble swallowing due to swelling of the throat. Anaphylaxis is serious and life threatening and requires emergency treatment. Patients should not delay using an Epinephrine auto injector and calling 911. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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