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When will I be able to tell if my baby has allergies?

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 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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How do you tell the difference between having allergies and pinkeye in babies?

How do you tell the difference between having allergies and pinkeye in babies?

Yellow drainage: An infection will result in yellow drainage that can accumulate on the eyelids. Allergies will simply cause an increase in tears. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell the difference between allergies and pinkeye in babies?

What can you do to tell the difference between allergies and pinkeye in babies?

Eye doc: There are actually many reasons for red eyes other than pink eye and allergies. Some can be serious. I recommend you take your child to a pediatric ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Do most babies outgrow a milk allergy?

Do most babies outgrow a milk allergy?

It depends: Many babies outgrow a lactose intolerance, but some do not outgrow an allergy to milk proteins. If your baby is on a non-milk formula, your doctor may suggest a trial of a milk-based formula at some stage. Talk with your child's doctor. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of infant food allergies?

What are symptoms of infant food allergies?

Eczema/hives/asthma: Infants with food allergy frequently present with eczema. Acute reactions to foods such as nuts may present as hives. In infants food allergy may contribute to asthma. ...Read more

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Can babies as young as 1 get allergies?

Can babies as young as 1 get allergies?

Certainly: Foods are more common in this age group, particularly dairy and eggs. ...Read more

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When can an infant be checked for allergies?

When can an infant be checked for allergies?

Any Age: If an infant is demonstrating signs/symptoms consistent with an allergic reaction, they can be tested at any age. ...Read more

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Is babyfood really used for finding out allergies for babies?

Is babyfood really used for finding out allergies for babies?

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

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Infant allergy to everything i'm giving her, possible causes of this?

Infant allergy to everything i'm giving her, possible causes of this?

Allergies: I would talk to your doctor about specific symptoms that make you think your child is allergic to everything. Sometimes there are intolerances or other confusing symptoms that may not actually be allergies. If they really are allergies you may need to see an allergist. ...Read more

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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