One of the most common causes of food allergies in babies is an allergy to cow’s milk proteins. The cause of this reaction, like any other allergy, is a hereditary predisposition, environmental conditions, the condition of the gastrointestinal tract and skin. Sometimes allergies develop with natural (breastfeeding) feeding, if the mother eats milk.
How does food allergy manifest?
The most common manifestations are atopic dermatitis (in children of the first year of life) and acute urticaria (1.5-2 years). Manifestations of atopic dermatitis most often occur 48-72 hours after dieting. Hives, on the other hand, usually occurs in the first day after contact with the product. Also, the digestive organs can be involved in the pathological process – vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain begin in children.
How is the diagnosis carried out?
First, the doctor collects an allergic history – that is, he looks for a connection between food allergens and clinical manifestations. Finds out the peculiarities of mother’s nutrition both during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
When confirming allergy to any product, it is important to choose the right food. It is in this case that remission of the disease will be possible, and your baby will grow up healthy and happy.
What tests do they take?
Laboratory tests based on the determination of allergen-specific IgE to food allergens in the blood serum are much more convenient than skin tests, which can be performed only during the period of remission of the disease and after the age of 5 years.
Allergy diagnostics using Phadia ImmunoCAP technology is considered one of the most modern testing methods today . For example, the high-quality test Fadiatop for children allows you to quickly find out whether the symptoms that bother the baby are a manifestation of allergies or not.