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Learning About Diabetes Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

The Three Most Common Food Allergies In Children

by Carla Hudson

As a parent, you want to be sure that you are aware of all dangers that can make their way into your child's life. These dangers include food allergies, which are especially important to be aware of once your baby is able to start eating solid foods. During this transition in your baby's life, you must be aware of all foods you are giving to him or her and be certain that you take careful note as to whether or not they are having a reaction to it. Here are the seven most common food allergies to be aware of:

  1. Milk Allergy: It is very common for young children to have a milk allergy. What your child is actually having a reaction to is the proteins casein and whey that is found in milk. Some parents get this confused with milk intolerance. With milk intolerance, it is the sugar in the milk, called lactose, that your child is not digesting properly. If your child has a milk allergy, there is a greater risk factor for him or her to develop other food allergies. Luckily, it is not difficult to maintain a milk free diet for your child. You can swipe out milk for soy milk, almond milk, and more. Be careful to look at ingredients for any packaged foods or dairy products to ensure that they do not contain whey or casein.
  2. Egg Allergy: Another common food allergy found in children is an egg allergy. If your child has an egg allergy, one thing that you need to be aware of is the influenza vaccine. This vaccine should be avoided since it contains egg. Also, you may be concerned about cooking with eggs, but you can avoid this by replacing eggs with applesauce or flaxseed. You can look up how much is needed to replace one egg online. Luckily, children typically outgrow this allergy and once that happens, they can be administered the vaccine and begin to eat eggs normally. 
  3. Soy Allergy: Allergies to soy are pretty uncommon compared to milk and egg allergies and are typically outgrown, as well. Soy allergies aren't something to be on high guard about since they do not cause life threatening reactions. In fact, most of the time, a reaction to soy is very subtle. However, if you know your child has a soy allergy, just be sure to check the ingredients of all products to be sure that they do not contain soy.

By knowing these three common food allergies and how you can handle them will ensure that you are able to keep your child healthy and comfortable with a diet suited for them. Be sure to visit an allergy clinic for further assistance.