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

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Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
1 doctor agrees

In brief: When symptoms start

Allergies can show up at any age.
If allergies run in the family, your baby has a better chance of developing them. If your child develops chronic runny/stuffy nose, frequent ear infections, wheezing or prolonged cough (more than 10 days) after a cold or gets eczema, then allergies may be developing.

In brief: When symptoms start

Allergies can show up at any age.
If allergies run in the family, your baby has a better chance of developing them. If your child develops chronic runny/stuffy nose, frequent ear infections, wheezing or prolonged cough (more than 10 days) after a cold or gets eczema, then allergies may be developing.
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Dr. Paul Williams
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: When symptoms start

Allergies can develop at any age.
In infants, the most common manifestation of allergic is a chronic, itchy skin rash called eczema. Infants can also develop asthma with a chronic cough or wheezing. Most chronic nasal symptoms in infants are due to infections and not allergies.

In brief: When symptoms start

Allergies can develop at any age.
In infants, the most common manifestation of allergic is a chronic, itchy skin rash called eczema. Infants can also develop asthma with a chronic cough or wheezing. Most chronic nasal symptoms in infants are due to infections and not allergies.
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