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Category: Allergy

Allergy related topics

Allergies in children

Allergies to various substances is getting more and more common for various reasons including ‘Hygiene Hypothesis’ (Google it). ┬áSome families are prone to have allergies and these people are known as ‘ATOPIC’. They are more likely to have allergies, asthma, eczema, hay fever, allergic rhinitis etc. These are all related conditions. Most children grow out of allergies to food like milk and egg, while some allergies like nut allergy are more likely to stay. Milk allergy usually gets better between 1-2 years of age, egg allergy is variable and so… Read more Allergies in children

Cow’s milk protein allergy ! (CMPA)

CMPA is quite common and may present as persistent vomiting, diarrhoea / constipation, poor weight gain, dry skin / rash and excessive crying. Treatment is by eliminating CMP from diet but only under specialist supervision. There are two types, IgE mediated and Non IgE mediated. Basically, the latter is usually presents later and is milder but┬áthere is no test for it. If baby is breast fed, then treatment is eliminating dairy from mum’s diet (I know, it’s sad, but luckily only for few months). If formula fed, then there are… Read more Cow’s milk protein allergy ! (CMPA)