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Anyone know if allergies can be related to developmental delays?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:38 PM on Jun. 19, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Depends on the delay.
    Allergies can cause stuffy noses and ears, which can lead to more ear infections, which can lead to hearing problems, which can lead to speech and other mental delays simply because the child can't hear to learn the information.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 4:54 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • I believe this can happen moreso than people acknowledge and certainly more than mainstream docs will admit. Allergies to foods are especially bad at causing some developmental delays.

    Answer by GrowingMama at 3:25 AM on Jun. 20, 2009

  • It depends on the type of delay. As Kaycee described, allergy leading to stuffy nose, ear infections, not hearing well, etc...yeah to the speech delay.

    Physical delays (fine or gross motor skills), not seeing it. And I have speech, fine and gross motor skill delays with my boys.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 11:11 AM on Jun. 20, 2009

  • no not at all

    Answer by lovejoy at 2:50 PM on Jun. 28, 2009

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