Linked is an all to common story that we as parents of food anaphylaxis children see and hear first hand all the time.
Since we know what to look for and what the signs of having a food allergy look like, it takes only a moment when first introduced to a child to see that they may have a food issue.
But the parents of the children just don’t want to know, and will continue feeding them whatever it is that is causing the child to exhibit signs of food allergies anyway. Its crazy. We have reached a point where we don’t even say anything to the parents anymore, they think we over-react even though they know our children could die from exposure to their allergic foods.
The first sign of allergy usually in infants is eczema, which is a dry, itchy, scaly skin condition the hallmarks are really itching and dryness and redness of the skin. You can develop more severe manifestations all the way to anaphylaxis, which could include wheezing, cardiovascular collapse.
There are certain foods that are not recommended for the first year of life, eggs are not recommended, shell fish, fish, nuts, peanuts are not recommended until after the first year of life, specifically after the age of two,%u201D cautioned Dr. Grubman. Citrus fruits, strawberries and chocolate should all be avoided.