Food Allergies in Children

Food allergies in children can be common. Learn about the different types and symptoms of food allergies in children.

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Kids suffer from food allergies more than adults do. Learn about common food allergies in children in this article.

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Children are much more likely to be allergic to foods than adults are. Learn about signs of food allergies in children in this article.

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Food allergies are a result of a mistake by the immune system. Learn whether you can test children for food allergies in this article.

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Egg allergies are more prevalent among children than adults. Learn about symptoms of egg allergies in children in this article.

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Children may display a range of symptoms to gluten allergies. Find out more about gluten allergy symptoms in children from this article.

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Many children suffer from peanut allergies. Learn how kids get peanut allergies in this article.

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Allergies to bananas are relatively common in children. Learn more about the prevalence of food allergies to bananas in children from this article.

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Some common food allergies in infants are to milk, eggs, nuts, soy and wheat. Learn what some common food allergies in kids are in this article.

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Children may have itchiness, rashes or swelling; gastrointestinal symptoms, such as abdominal pain, diarrhea or vomiting; or respiratory symptoms if they have a food allergy. See common foods that may be causing these reactions.

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Babies are prone to many diaper rashes in the first year or so. Learn whether peanut allergies can cause a diaper rash in infants in this article.

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It is unlikely but possible that your baby could be allergic to baby food. Learn whether your baby can be allergic to baby food in this article.

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Children are usually more susceptible to food allergies. Find out why children can contract a food allergy and what you can do to prevent them from acquiring food related allergies.

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