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Is my baby having a food allergy if he has sniffles all the time?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Variety of causes

Many infants have congestion after birth.
Your physician can rule out an infection. Infant saline may help relieve congestion. Close observation of growth, feeding pattern and breathing pattern is indicated. A food panel allergy test may be ordered if there is a concern about an allergic reaction. Food allergies often are associated with rash and GI symptoms.

In brief: Variety of causes

Many infants have congestion after birth.
Your physician can rule out an infection. Infant saline may help relieve congestion. Close observation of growth, feeding pattern and breathing pattern is indicated. A food panel allergy test may be ordered if there is a concern about an allergic reaction. Food allergies often are associated with rash and GI symptoms.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Stop exposure to 2nd & 3rd smoke of any kind in all enviroments. Run a 10% Clorox solution through your vaporizer weekly. Make sure family & child-care providers use hand-wash. Check velocity of all growth parameters & development. You can use screens on firstsigns.org. Discuss with pediatrician.
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In brief: Unlikely

Having sniffles is not an indication of food allergies.
Certainly, environmental allergies can cause pesistent runny nose and sneezing.

In brief: Unlikely

Having sniffles is not an indication of food allergies.
Certainly, environmental allergies can cause pesistent runny nose and sneezing.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Unlikely

The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants aggravate this.
Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & runny nose. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less.

In brief: Unlikely

The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants aggravate this.
Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & runny nose. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less.
Dr. James Ferguson
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