Symptoms that occur repeatedly after eating a particular food that may include hives, swelling, gagging, coughing or wheezing, vomiting or significant abdominal pain may point to food allergies
There is no cure for food allergies. They may go away by themselves, but in the meantime the only way to overcome them is to avoid the food altogether.
If your child has had a severe reaction to the food, it is important to avoid this coming into contact in anyway with the food your child is going to eat.
Many families stop having the food altogether to avoid the possibility of another reaction.
A toddler food allergy is when our immune system wrongly interprets as harmful something we have eaten, and reacts to it.
Does your baby have allergies or is it just a nasty cold? One easy way to tell is to simply wait a few days. If the runny nose, congestion, and watery eyes seem to improve or go away then he more than likely has a cold. However, if the symptoms persist despite everything then nasal allergies may be to blame.
If you suspect your child has a true food allergy, then have her seen by a physician so testing can be arranged. Food allergies can be life threatening and therefore, must be taken seriously.
Once your child has been tested and the food allergy is confirmed, then it’s vital that he or she is well informed of what food he or she is allergic to and that this food is avoided without exception
If you or your spouse suffer from allergies (especially food allergies) or your other kids are allergic you should definitely avoid the most common food allergy foods, such as nuts, shell fish and eggs.
If a parent or sibling is allergic to a food, your child may be more likely to develop an allergy.
However, you may increase the chances of preventing a food allergy if you eliminate the offending food from your toddler’s diet.
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