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can newborns have allergies?

my 3.5 month old sneezes all the time, but is not feverish.

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Asked by Mrs.Captain at 9:29 AM on May. 26, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • yes , that is about the time they would do an allergie test too.

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 9:31 AM on May. 26, 2009

  • Our pediatrician says it's very unlikely they will have environmental allergies that early. (not unheard of, but unlikely)

    It could be a cold, it could be a tickle, it could just be the "newborn congestion" bothering her nose.

    The best bet if you're concerned is to speak with your pediatrician.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 9:55 AM on May. 26, 2009

  • Lots of newborns sneeze bunches - they're getting used to "our" air! However, if your baby has lots of conjestion, there always could be a milk allergy/intolerance (mine has one). Check with you ped if you get really concerned, or if you notice other symtoms like major gas/lots of spit-up!

    Answer by mevxoxo at 9:57 AM on May. 26, 2009

  • Sneezing is sometimes just a sign of a maturing neurological symptom, like the little shakes that newborns sometimes get. Allergy testing at such a young age would be useless, as the baby's immune system isn't fully developed. If it continually happens, baby might be reacting to dust in the air, which isn't so much an immunological response, as it is a physical response to particles in the air. Not saying your house is dirty, dust is pretty much everywhere.

    Answer by Jodie118 at 10:59 AM on May. 26, 2009

  • Yes! My daughter does, she'll rub her eyes and nose, sneeze, but never a fever. I asked her doctor if they could do allergy test and they said not until 2 years of age.

    Answer by MommaRox4683 at 5:22 PM on May. 26, 2009

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