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  • diagnosis
  • A reliable thorough clinical history, combined with positive skin prick tests or food-specific IgE, is essential for a more precise diagnosis of food allergy. (springer.com)
  • Food allergy: epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment. (springer.com)
  • A diagnosis of seasonal allergies can usually be made based on the presentation of characteristic symptoms that only develop during a particular season. (news-medical.net)
  • Diagnosis begins with a detailed history of the symptoms of allergies, possible triggers as felt by the patient and duration and severity of the symptoms. (news-medical.net)
  • Other history like growing up in a home with smokers, male children, obese and overweight children, children from small families and those on frequent antibiotics are also relevant in diagnosis of allergies. (news-medical.net)
  • infants
  • Hu Y, Chen J, Li H. Comparison of food allergy prevalence among Chinese infants in Chongquing, 2009 versus 1999. (springer.com)
  • Prevalence of challenge-proven IgE-mediated food allergy using population-based sampling and predetermined challenge criteria in infants. (springer.com)
  • Soy allergy often begins when infants react to soy-based formulas, although it can develop at any age and be caused by foods that a person has previously eaten without experiencing any problems. (news-medical.net)
  • Breastfed infants have a lower risk of having a milk allergy than those who are formula fed. (kidshealth.org)
  • Other types of milk that might be safe for an older child with a milk allergy are not safe for infants. (kidshealth.org)
  • foods
  • that's why it's important that people with allergies are taught how to read labels carefully and avoid offending foods. (draxe.com)
  • Most foods have more than one ingredient, so if a kid has shrimp with peanut sauce, what's causing the allergy - the peanut sauce or the shrimp? (kidshealth.org)
  • Allergies may be suspected in children who develop frequent rashes, or cough or sneeze often, or complain about upset tummies after consuming particular foods. (news-medical.net)
  • Since garlic is found in a wide variety of foods, people with an allergy to it are advised to check the ingredients of pre-packed food items every time they plan to purchase them. (news-medical.net)
  • Symptoms of allergies after intake of certain foods, inhalation of dust or mites or animal hair and in certain seasons when there is profusion of pollen in the environment are significant. (news-medical.net)
  • Provides food allergy information and sends e-mail alerts about mislabeled foods. (parenting.com)
  • He or she also may use liquid extracts of other common allergy-causing foods or substances. (kidshealth.org)