I know that my daughter has food allergies. We have had an incident where her face was completly swollen in the middle of dinner, but my Doctor refuses to test her for allergies. Now people are suggesting that the HORRIBLE diaper rash that she is batteling may be due to food allergies as well.
How olddoes my daughter have to be to be tested so that I can figure out what she needs to stay away from?
they dont like to test until 5. lots of kids grow out of allergies before then. also, drawing the amount of blood needed is much harder than just a finger prick. i would try to talk with your doctor or find a doctor that will help you a little more. her face swelling sounds like a more serious allergy, you really need advice from a doctor. with that said... try the elimination diet. basically you cut out suspected foods completely. then after two or more weeks give them the suspected food. pay close attention to your childs symptoms throughout the whole process. i would be very careful with whatever caused her face to swell. hopefully you already know that one and can just leave it out. if not i would talk to a dr first. common food allergies are dairy, soy, wheat, nuts, berries. good luck!
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