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What is the average time it takes for a child to outgrow a dairy allergy?

What is the average time it takes for a child to outgrow a dairy allergy?

A year or longer: Dairy allergy comes in a few flavors. A number of babies can have a cow's milk intolerance or even a mild to moderate milk protein allergy that lasts approximately a year or so, then resolves. These are the kids on soy formula who do fine on whole milk at 1 year. Others have a real milk allergy that can persist several years. If lucky, they outgrow it by 4-6, but some continue for many years. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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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Is it possible for a dairy allergy to return in a two year old?

Is it possible for a dairy allergy to return in a two year old?

Possible: The child may not have a true allergy in the first place. Initially, the child may have had milk protein intolerance, which is not an allergy. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a toddler to develop an allergy to a cat?

How long is it supposed to it take for a toddler to develop an allergy to a cat?

Weeks up: Depending on the toddler. However allergic sensitization can develop within a couple of weeks (or years )after the initial exposure . A child with atopic dermatitis will likely become sensitized sooner and easier. On the flip side, there are reports that early childhood exposure to pets may reduce the risk of developing allergy. However this is related to the risk for an entire group. ...Read more

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It is recommended that if you want to have a baby, it is better to have two and the preferable age difference is 20 -30 months. Is there the series of methods to create a happy and successful life for our only child?

It is recommended that if you want to have a baby, it is better to have two and the preferable age difference is 20 -30 months. Is there the series of methods to create a happy and successful life for our only child?

Under a dozen: I am sure many old children might argue that they turned out pretty good so it isnt the same for everyone. Having 5 children of my own i see how they had to learn to life together, help each other, be patient with the ones who required that and learned to serve in a family. That was pretty great too. Each person has to decide that issue for themselves. You can wait and see if you still want anothe. ...Read more

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How likely is it for a child to grow out of adhd?

How likely is it for a child to grow out of adhd?

Does happen: A good 30% of kids loose the features of this syndrome by adulthood, another subset of kids decide they can manage the symptoms on their own & choose not to deal with the alteration in their thinking/side effects of meds after adolescence. Some will benefit from treatment as adults. ...Read more

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What is a "reasonable" amount of time for a toddler/preschooler to take to eat dinner? How long is too long?

What is a "reasonable" amount of time for a toddler/preschooler to take to eat dinner? How long is too long?

30 minutes: Patience is key. Allow them to try different food items and try a variety of foods as well. Taste buds change quickly at this age so if they don't like it now retry after 6 months. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a child with autism to respond to a gluten free diet?

How long is it supposed to it take for a child with autism to respond to a gluten free diet?

Depends: There is no sure answer. Some kids, two weeks. Some kids six months. Some kids never. Some need other restrictions too, possibly dairy, possibly soy. Every child is different and no one treatment will work for each child, and some children will have a profound change, some a little bit, and some not at all. This makes it hard to do controlled studies, because there is not just one autism. ...Read more

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When is the best time for a woman to stop child bearing?

When is the best time for a woman to stop child bearing?

Personal: The simple answer is, when she is no longer interested in having children or when a pregnancy is too risky for whatever reason.There are medical conditions and issues related to maternal age that are unique to each patient and these may raise the risks of child bearing.Discuss this with your healthcare provider since they have access to your medical history and can discuss your options. ...Read more

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Year-old child has a baby allergy to milk, eggs fish .what we can do and is there a treatement and how many years this allergy can take time?

Year-old child has a baby allergy to milk, eggs  fish .what we can do and is there a treatement and how many years this allergy can take time?

Allergist: I would see a board certified allergist to confirm the food allergies and develop a plan including what to expect over the longer term. Although there is ongoing research regarding treatment for true food allergies, there is not a treatment to cure food allergies available at this time. ...Read more

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What is the time it takes for a flu to stop spreading?

What is the time it takes for a flu to stop spreading?

Contagious: On average, most people are contagious from one day prior to the onset of flu symptoms until about 7 days later. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy for a special need child to stay on a chair for the whole day?

Is it unhealthy for a special need child to stay on a chair for the whole day?

Not unhealthy: But may not be possible in practice. Some children are simply not able to sit still for prolonged periods of time (especially younger children). If a child cannot sit still, then alternative plans can be made by the school. ...Read more

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To much wind for a baby before three weeks old will cause colic. Is that true or a cultural thing?

To much wind for a baby before three weeks old will cause colic. Is that true or a cultural thing?

Old wives tales: The wind blowing by an infant has nothing to do with their pattern of fussiness. Some would have you believe that it causes them to swallow more air & get bloated. In fact, crying itself often leads to air swallowing so a fussy baby requires no extra wind to do the deed. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a toddler to sometimes repeat last syllable of a word? For example truck-k-k or feet-t-t. He only does it once in a while.

Is it normal for a toddler to sometimes repeat last syllable of a word? For example truck-k-k or feet-t-t. He only does it once in a while.

Non-fluency is seen: In typically-developing tots age 2-5. Stuttering that starts < 3 usually is outgrown in ~ 6 mos. Have a speech/language therapist test him if it lasts > 6 months. Don't pressure him to stop repeating phonemes,the smallest units of sound in a language, or rush him. You can gently repeat what he says without the stutter, as in, " You'd like to play with the truck?" Read, talk & play. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a scoliosis to progress? It is very minor, and difficult to tell. The patient is a 18 year old male.

How long does it take for a scoliosis to progress?  It is very minor, and difficult to tell. The patient is a 18 year old male.

Three good points: You are a male, you pass the growth sprout and you have minor scoliosis, all those factors god indicators for very slow progression. ...Read more

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What is the average time a person can have an allergic reaction?

What is the average time a person can have an allergic reaction?

Variable: This is highly variable depending on the allergic reaction. Major reactions can occur immediately up to 8 hours after the fact. Minor reactions can have a delayed hypersensitivity occurring 24-72 hours later. ...Read more

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Is there a better time of year (for example, winter) to start immunotherapy or will similar results be achieved regardless of the time of year it is started?

Is there a better time of year (for example, winter) to start immunotherapy or will similar results be achieved regardless of the time of year it is started?

Now: In general it is best to get started on immunotherapy as soon as possible to get the best result sooner. If you are currently having seasonal allergy symptoms now, getting started on immunotherapy now will get you on your way to significant symptom relief by the next spring season. Also from experience if you wait until your symptoms are not bothering you you may not be as diligent. ...Read more

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What is RSV bronchiolitis, and what is the age of a child when the child is no longer susceptible to it?

What is RSV bronchiolitis, and what is the age of a child when the child is no longer susceptible to it?

Always can get it: The issue is the younger the baby, the more severe the symptoms can be, once you are an older toddler or even an adult, if you catch it you just get "cold" symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to give a kid a break from his ADHD medication over the weekend?

Is it a good idea to give a kid a break from his ADHD medication over the weekend?

Depends on function: Adhd affects many aspects of function: school/work, social interactions, participation in sports & other activities, operating motor vehicles & other equipment, etc. Mood dysregulation (low frustration tolerance & poor impulse control) can be problematic anytime, anywhere. If child can function on weekends without med then a break is fine, but most will have problems without med. Individualize. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dairy Allergy (Definition)

An allergy to the proteins found in dairy products and cow's milk. Symptoms may include hives, rash, eczema, itchy red watery eyes, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea, wheezing or coughing within minutes to hours ...Read more