Allergy or cold?

Repeated or chronic cold-like symptoms that last more than a week or two, or develop at about the same time every year, including a runny nose, nasal stuffiness, sneezing, throat clearing, and itchy, watery eyes may be the signs of allergies

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Allergy Season

If your toddler is allergic to pollens, she will be more likely to have an allergic reaction during the spring, summer, and fall, but not as much in the winter

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The truth about 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.

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Toddler food alergies explained

A toddler food allergy is when our immune system wrongly interprets as harmful something we have eaten, and reacts to it.

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Testing for allergies

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.

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Informing children about food allergies

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

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Common Allergies

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.

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Allergies run in the family

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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Allergy Prevention

Battle down the allergens. Use a dehumidifier to keep humidity levels below 50 percent, especially in the basement where mold spores and bacteria tend to thrive.
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