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Can food intolerance lead to irritability?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Food intolerance or allergy can definitely cause irritability in an infant.
However, an irritable infant should be examined to rule other or more serious explanations.

In brief: Yes
Food intolerance or allergy can definitely cause irritability in an infant.
However, an irritable infant should be examined to rule other or more serious explanations.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Food intolerance can cause increased gas production in the bowel resulting in irritability.
The most common example is lactose intolerance. Certain foods can cause more acid reflux and discomfort. Food intolerance is different than food allergy.

In brief: Yes
Food intolerance can cause increased gas production in the bowel resulting in irritability.
The most common example is lactose intolerance. Certain foods can cause more acid reflux and discomfort. Food intolerance is different than food allergy.
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
A baby can be more irritable if he has intolerance of particular foods, because he may get some nausea, spitting, tummy aches, gassiness, diarrhea, and/or constipation.

In brief: Yes
A baby can be more irritable if he has intolerance of particular foods, because he may get some nausea, spitting, tummy aches, gassiness, diarrhea, and/or constipation.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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