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When Will I Be Able To Tell If My Baby Has Allergies
2 years and up: Most children need at least 2 years of exposure to environmental allergens before becoming allergic to them, especially in the case of seasonal pollens. Therefore, in regards to environmental allergies causing nasal and ocular symptoms these rarely occur in children less than 2. However, food allergies are different and can occur much earlier. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For challenges: It can be used to challenge an infant to see if he is allergic. If you suspect an allergy to a specific food., stop the food and the challenge the baby several weeks later to see the response. ...Read more
My 10 wk son has a corn algy, where can I find info on this allergy? What are the odds of growing out it?Avg age babies grow out of allergies?
WHY??: Why has your very young infant consumed corn products already? I would be interested in how this diagnosis was reached. If it was just a blood test, but he has never actually eaten corn, then i would not put a lot of bricks in that basket. And yes, kids can outgrow grain allergies. If your child actually has allergies at that very young age, you need to work closely with an allergist! ...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
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 5 more doctor answers
Rarely: Congestion is a normal response of the airway to inhaled dust, fumes, dry heat, pollen, etc. As well as infection. Airway mucous traps debris particles and works to remove them. Vaporizers help thin heavy mucous in some. Avoid cleaning products with heavy odors, perfumes, and smoke and change ac filters often. A particle filter for babys room may also help.Nasal saline as a wash is helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mosquito bite: For insect bites, you would expect to get a local reaction or swelling at the bite site. Local topical cortisone otc would help at the swelling site. If your child develops systemic symptoms like generalized hives away from the bite site, difficulty breathing or having abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting, you should see an allergist to be evaluated because those allergic reactions can be dangerous. ...Read more
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