The best method is the "elimination diet." Your child goes on a strict diet, eating only what you know does not cause allergic reactions. Every week, you add one new food, observing for any symptoms. If you notice that he's allergic to it, you remove it and then revert to the previous diet for three days. Then, you introduce another new food. This goes on for several weeks or … [Read more...] about How do I know if my child has a food allergy?
Most moms associate allergies with rashes or swelling. But little symptoms like a runny nose, or even chronic earaches, could be a sign that your baby either have an allergy or are at higher risk for developing one when they grow older. Doctors also recommend that parents take a proactive role. Don't wait for allergy symptoms to appear; a little vigilance and precaution can … [Read more...] about How to lower your child’s risk for allergies
Millions of people are plagued by what seems like the symptoms of a never ending cold: running nose, sneezing, itchy eyes and fatigue or sleepiness. However, real colds eventually run their course. The real culprit is an allergy. You can never really cure an allergy, only manage it. The good news is that once you understand your allergy triggers, and the right way to handle … [Read more...] about Understand your allergies!