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Isomil Allergy In Children
What is cows milk protein allergy?What foods to avoid? What's best baby formula to use he also has silent reflux on ranitidine and domperidone
Any cow milk product: Cow's milk is present in most cheeses, yoghurt, cream, butter and hence virtually all dairy. You must read the labels to know for sure. Soy based formulas are the most common alternatives. Your pediatrician should help you select a formula that is milk-free. It may be possible later in childhood to introduce sheep and goat milk products but wait for your pediatrician to give the ok. ...Read more
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
My baby is 12 month the doktor tell me take soy-based formul isomil milk is isomill use for along time bad or not?
IT DEPENDS ON REASON: If this was recommended due to a dairy allergy, you need not stay with a soy formula...You could use a brand like SILK. Long term use is still recommended. If it is not due to a dairy protein allergy, have it tested and then make a decision ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My lg was born 6 weeks early. she is now 4.5 months old.y. We switched her from Nan to Isomil but she seems constipated? Can i try her on Infacare?
How will primarily having your 19 month old on Isomil no 3 formula and every 2nd weekend on normal milk affect your child?
Hard to predict: If the kid has no food allergies these are equally effective in providing water value & nutrients to toddlers. I don't see any particular value in one over the other. Why a kid is still on a formula after a year of age is not clear. I consider such usage just the success of formula makers advertising. ...Read more
Probably not: This disease is because of a defect in metabolism of leucine, isoleucine and valine, all present in protein. I believe that mead johnosn may be making a diet for this disease but it is a long time since i had the care of a msud patient----- a very difficult disease to treat and only diet can prevent the mental retardation that is otherwise inevitable. ...Read more
My daughter (13 months) intolerant to cow milk, using Isomil, now also discovered she is intolerant to Isomil (I did elimination test) what do now?
She gets terrible cramps now if she drinks the soya, it started a 4 weeks ago. Are there an option.
It happens: Between 30-50% of those allergic to cow milk are also allergic to soy. At 13 months you need to decide whether to get off milks, and just make sure she has a calcium source like goat cheese, or calcium carbonate wafers (Tums). You could use what is called an elemental formula like ALUMENTUM but it is expensive and unnecessary at that age. ...Read more
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
My 10month old baby is on Isomil since 3months, for the past few days he vomits it can I still change his milk to a cow based milk at this stage? He doesn't vomit anything else we give him, whether liquid or solids.
Why on Isomil ?: If he was put on Isomil because he was lactose intolerant or allergic to cow milk the issue would still be there. If it was just for convenience it might be okay. ...Read more
My baby is on isomil, she has a bald ring on her head. What are the symptoms of calcium deficiency, how do I know she gets enough calcium?
My baby is now 6months old, paediatrician advised she is lactose intolerant .so I changed her milk now to Isomil 2. She has become very gassy and has not made a poo in 2days. She also now has flu. Could this be because of the milk or flu?
Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Especially in children too young to communicate effectively. Food allergies can manifest as itching, hives, swelling, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Any of these symptoms could lead to being irritable. Similarly, food intolerance syndromes such as lactose intolerance with abdominal pain, gas and diarrhea can also be accompanied by irritability. There are other reasons for being irritable as well. ...Read more
No: The condition of being allergic is certainly an inherited property. Often, that tendancy is greater in children whose biological mother has allergies. However, specific allergy is generally not thought to be inherited. That is, a parent can be allergic to food, and their children allergic to pollen or insect stings. ...Read more
Add-on for hives: Ranitidine (zantac), although it's a different kind of histamine blocker (h2 for acid vs h1 for allergies), has been shown to have some anti-allergy properties, especially when used with an h1 blocker like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for hives. There was actually one study that showed benefit in nasal allergies, but i don't know anyone that prescribes it for that purpose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There are a variety of sources depending on age and co-existing food allergies. Soy milk is a possible but 30% of cow milk allergic will be allergic to it. Goat milk or cheese, rice milk, etc. Older kids can simply be fed Tums wafers/tablets I a once or twice a day dosing based on size/need. These have enough calcium. The fluid/sugar & fat found in cow milk can be found in many sources. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: If you have the genes to get asthma, it doesn't matter if you treat seasonal allergies or not. It will emerge whenever & wherever you hit the trigger events that let it come out. Many kids have seasonal allergies. Those that ignore them do not get asthma because they chose to live with them without throwing meds or shots at them ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to give my 8yr old ibuprofin while he took a dose of cvs children allergy medicine an hour ago?
Can I give my 1-year old son children's Zyrtec? He seems to be battling seasonal allergies. If so, what's the recommended dosage?
No. : Zyrtec not the good medicine for one year old child. This maybe not the allergy at all. Most likely this is teething syndrome and swelling gums and nasal mucosa because of this. Use nasal washing with normal saline 2 times a day and camomile tea for gums 4-5 times a day. Follow with pediatrician for other medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr prescribed my 4 yr old son Claritin (loratadine) for allergies. Can i give him 1/2 of the 10mg reditab instead of buying the childrens 5mg tabs?
Claritin (loratadine): Yes, you can give him half of a ten mg. Tablet. ...Read more
My son is 47 months old.my husband accidentally gave him 5ml of childrens Benadryl (diphenhydramine) d allergy and sinus instead of the hylands allergy? Should I worry
It depends: It really depends on the age of the child, and whether you're talking about food or environmental allergies. I generally will skin test children over age 2 for environmental allergies, while many younger kids need food testing. In terms of frequency, children with environmental allergies may benefit from repeat testing after 2 years, as their allergies can change as they get older. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hygiene hypothesis: The immune system has two opposing arms, one makes protective antibodies against bacteria and viruses, the other makes allergic antibody. One theory is that early antibiotic use disrupts the gut flora which tips the scale away from fighting infection and more toward making allergic antibodies. Clean environments might be at fault as well, farm kids don't get allergies as much as city kids. ...Read more
Sometimes: But not all the time. Nasal allergies are not a frequent cause of a really bad persistent cough. In a child with allergies and a really bad cough (assuming no fever) I would be concerned about a reactive airway/asthma type condition. If the child also had eczema I would be even more concerned. ...Read more
Breastfeed!: Breastfeeding is shown to be protective for children with a strong family history of allergies. If unable to breast feed, try a hypoallergenic formula such as "nutramigen" or "alimentum". Try to avoid introducing baby foods until 4-6 months of age; once you do, introduce them slowly. Interestingly, exposure to dogs & cats appears to reduce the risk of becoming allergic to those household pets! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nasal, eye, skin: Children will exhibit sneezing, itchy nose/eye, stuffy nose or cough with close exposures with pets. If licked by a cat or dog and allergy is present, a rash could develop at that site. The allergies could manifest as asthma with cough, wheezing or difficulty breathing. Typically a pattern will be seen, but if it is an indoor pet, the symptoms may be continuous. ...Read more
Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers