Battling Allergies

Battle down the allergens. Vacuum at least 2X a week & invest in a vacuum with a HEPA air purifying filte and allergen filtration system.
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Combatting Alergies

Mold grows quickly in the refrigerator, so be sure to clean it frequently with bleach, and throw away old food.
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How to introduce new foods

When introducing new foods, keep track of them on the calendar so you can track down food allergies.

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Reducing home allergens

To reduce allergens replace furnace and air filters every 1-2 months during peak allergy seasons.

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Reducing allergens

To reduce allergens wash bedding in hot water to remove dust and kill bacteria.

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Reducing allergens

To reduce allergens vacuum your home at least once a week and consider purchasing a HEPA vacuum.

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Determining allergies in children

If parents cannot determine the source of the allergy, an allergist can perform a battery of skin tests to determine the offending allergens.

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Introducing new foods.

Introduce new foods one at a time, several days apart. This makes it easier to figure out what might be causing any rash or food allergy symptoms he might have. From: pantagraph.com.

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Allergies are not that common

Allergies are not that common, only around 6% of children are likely to have them. It is more likely to be food intolerance.

If your child is having an allergic reaction, it will be because their immune system, having been alerted a previous time when eating the same food, releases antibodies to fight off what it sees as an attack.

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Beware of allergies

If child has severe food allergy, inform caretakers, babysitters & parents of friends that the food is not allowed near child. Source

Eliminating allergies

Best way to deal with allergies is to remove from environment. If pet dander is the culprit, the animal may have to go. Source

Allergies

If one or both parents suffers from allergies, there’s a good chance that the child suffers from similar allergies. Source

Play-Doh

Did you know that Play-Doh may cause allergy reactions for tots with wheat allergies? http://bit.ly/N6116w

Allergens

Did you know that nearly 85 percent of allergy sufferers are allergic to dust mites. http://bit.ly/iTpUSD

kiwifruit allergies

The kiwifruit contains a protein (actidine) similar to that found in birch pollen, avocados, bandana, and chestnuts.

The study has shown that those who are allergic to peanut, eggs or milk or who suffered from asthma or eczema, has a tendency to allergic to kiwifruit.

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Lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance is a common example of food intolerance caused by lacking an enzyme needed to digest milk sugar.

When the child eats milk products, symptoms such as gas, bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhea can occur.

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Alergic reactions may not be immediate

Remember that your toddler can have a reaction to a food even if she’s eaten it before without any problem.

So if your child inherited the tendency to be allergic to eggs, she might not have a reaction the first few times she eats them — but eventually she’ll show symptoms.

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When to introduce new foods

Introduce new foods during the morning or early afternoon. This will enable you to deal with any adverse reactions when your pediatrician is in office.  Should an adverse reaction occur during the morning/early afternoon, it will cause the least amount of disruption in baby’s fragile routine.

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Eight top allergens

Eight top allergens account for 90 percent of all food allergies.

These include Tree nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts), Eggs, Milk, Peanuts, Shellfish (crab, lobster, shrimp), Wheat, Fish (bass, cod, flounder) and Soy

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Signs of allergy

In many children, an allergic reaction to a food causes chronic eczema. These dry, scaly patches of skin usually show up on the face, kneecaps, and elbows.

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