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How early can a Parent know if a child has Food Allergies?


Asked by Anonymous at 7:04 AM on May. 14, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • As soon as 2 days!! My daughter showed milk allergy as soon as she started drinking formula LoL I never thought it would show so soon but it did.

    Answer by SweetKYmom at 7:55 AM on May. 14, 2009

  • sweetKYmom what symptoms did you see thank you

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:47 AM on May. 14, 2009

  • My son might have food allergies. We are in the process of getting testing. Since he was born he has had feeding issues. We were told that sometimes there are no outward signs, like hives or a rash, that there is an allergy. Sometimes it is the inside that gets irritated and that is what can cause irritable bowels and/or acid reflux. We have the acid reflux issue. Since he didn't outgrow the reflux now we are testing for wheat and milk allergies to start with. He also didn't want to eat. Eating hurt him. His insides were irritated. This started around 9mths. Since he was born he has always had reflux pretty seriously.

    Answer by frogdawg at 9:10 AM on May. 14, 2009

  • You don't really know until a child has a reaction. You can lessen the chances of your child having food allergies by following a few simple guidelines: wait until baby is six months old to introduce solids; hold off on allergy trigger foods. This is not a complete list, but wait until two to introduce nuts, chocolate and honey; wait until one to introduce wheat, dairy, egg white, strawberries, citrus, soy

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:35 AM on May. 14, 2009

  • my son had rashy skin from birth...allergy to milk protein found in the the formula. we had him tested at the childrens hospital of philadelphia at six months old bc no local allergist would see him. of course, the milk showed up a negative, but everytime he has ever had a cup of milk, he has broken out in a rash...he did test positive for eggs and peanuts. now he is almost 2...has outgrown eggs, thank goodness bc almost all of the 3rd foods contain egg and feeding him became a challenge. and next month he will be tested again for peanuts.

    Answer by brodysmama23 at 10:08 AM on May. 14, 2009

  • Practice a GFCF diet as Elisabeth Hasselbeck refers with her book "The G-Free Diet"

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:54 AM on May. 14, 2009