Allergies are tough, I know, I know! And, if you don’t have allergies it can be even harder to spot them in your child. My parents never thought to look for them in their children because they did not have them but when I was finally tested in college I had a severe allergy to eggs, wheat, and dairy. I have built back a tolerance to the wheat and dairy in that I can tolerate them in small amounts but I can not have eggs.
Spotting an allergy in children can be easy if you know what to look for:
Other symptoms (which almost always appear a few minutes after eating the offending food) :
- Itching (throat, mouth, eyes, skin, and/or ears)
- Lip swelling” “Rash (hives or a flare-up of eczema)
- Throat tightness (trouble swallowing or breathing)
- Tongue swelling that obstructs the mouth
- Chest pain
- Sudden paleness or blueness, unconsciousness, and/or a faint pulse
My oldest son, AJ, has an allergy to bananas that makes his mouth itch and gives him diarrhea. His oat allergy is gastrointestinal as well. Peppers, on the other hand, give him a rash so we have many symptoms to look for with him.
List from Parenting.