Symptoms of an allergic reaction to a food

Cow’s milk and eggs are the foods that cause the most allergies, but what are the most common symptoms when a child is allergic to this or other foods?

– Hives, hives , swelling, anaphylactic reactions due to IgE antibody type allergic reaction.

– Diarrhea with mucus or blood, very common in children or infants who are in their first months of life, due to the type of reaction without IgE antibody.

– Difficulties feeding, problems swallowing as well as growth due to a mixed type of allergic reaction.

Tips for Parents of Children with Food Allergies

The pediatrician is in charge of directing the complementary feeding of the baby from 6 months of age. As you may have already noticed, some pediatricians recommend a guideline in which food groups are established, some will be given to the child before others, and also, for certain types of foods, the specific amount is established, such as egg case. All this is done in order to give the baby what its stomach is already prepared for and also to be able to detect if any type of allergic reaction occurs .

Therefore, when you are going to introduce a new food (especially those that tend to cause allergies more frequently) in your little one’s diet, to know if an allergic reaction due to antibodies occurs, observe if two hours after After taking this food, hives, cough, difficulty breathing or swelling appear in certain areas such as the tongue or eyelids .

There is one thing you should know, the combination of all these symptoms is what is known as anaphylaxis , potentially dangerous and sudden, so, if it occurs, it should be treated by a doctor immediately. It is not the most common and it is not usually found with common foods but, as a mother or father, you should know what exists to be able to help your little one as soon as possible.

In the case of allergies that are not caused by antibodies, we will have to pay attention to signs like this: the child, when he takes a food, hours later or even the next day, has diarrhea, more pasty poop or mucus. This would be the clear symptom that the little one has not been well . On the other hand, in the long run, we will see if there is poor weight gain , that is, the child does not gain weight as it should.

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