🤒🤪Symptoms of allergies🤒😝
📆A week on food allergies certainly wouldn’t be complete without talking about the symptoms of allergic reactions & what to do if your baby has a reaction during weaning!
👶🏼It’s rare for babies to have an allergic reaction to a food, but if they do, it’s important to know the signs & symptoms to look out for (see above & swipe left for mild/moderate symptoms too), as well as to know how to respond!
⛑I’ve teamed up with the wonderful Sam, a first aider from @keepabeatuk who has developed the above infographics AS WELL as written a really detailed blog on what to look out for and what to do if a reaction occurs (see link in bio)!
🤒Whilst children may suffer from similar allergic reactions each time they have an allergen, there is no guarantee that the symptom won’t get worse & eventually develop into anaphylaxis.
🙌🏼Therefore if you notice any of the symptoms above in your baby & you’re concerned, always get it checked out with a GP - even if just mild ones.
🤒If you notice severe symptoms - as per anaphylaxis infographic - on your baby, call 999 immediately.
🔴Anaphylaxis is a very rare but severe allergic reaction & Sam has described the actions you’d need to follow if your baby has any of the symptoms of anaphylaxis above:
1.) Lay baby down with their legs up
2.) Use the prescribed autoinjector pen if available & you’ve been given one. If not, go to step 3.
3.) Dial 999 & state it’s an anaphylactic reaction
4.) Do not stand the casualty up
5.) Start CPR if the casualty is unresponsive & not breathing normally
6.) If there is no improvement before the ambulance arrives, a further auto injector can be given after five minutes, if available.
🎥Tune in for our Q and A live tomorrow at 7.30 pm to learn more practical (and visual) advice from Sam & to have your questions answered by a first aider🙌🏼
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I’ve brought some peanut butter to try with my little man soon though no1 in my family has a nut allergy I’m so worried Incase he reacts :/ x
I hate reading this sometimes as it brings back memories of my little boy who nearly died at school from eating chocolate. My experiences have helped me help other parents and currently I’m studying to be a nutritionist to support as many more families as possible 🙂. It hurts, but thank you for the posts this week x
Thank you for this. My 3 year old had a reaction to walnut. He instantly started coughing and drinking sooo much water. I was worried he was choking and then he came up in hives all around his mouth. We now carry an epipen for him and I have to check absolutely everything (found a large walnut in some bread in a restaurant. Luckily I didn’t give him any as I wanted to be sure he ate all his dinner) I have now started weaning my 5 and a half month old daughter and I assume she is at risk of a food allergy as well
another great post! X
It’s great to raise awareness of allergies, however in babies and toddlers you’ll also likely to see digestive issues such as mucusy nappies or acidic nappies when there is a food allergy or intolerance. For my two thats the main symptom for their issues. They are both non IgE to foods, so these instant reactions don’t appear, instead 12-48 hours after ingesting something their nappies are awful and they are writhing in pain.
My LO has FPIES and passes blood when expose to there allergens aswell as developing a rash. It's so good to see people raising awareness.
How quickly or long after given an allergen can a baby have a reaction?
@sr_nutrition Hi. I don’t know if it was just the way i read it but step 2 implies that you only call 999 if you don’t have an epi-pen. It might be worth clarifying that you call 999 in any event, even if you have an epi-pen. (I appreciate it’s stated higher up in the post however I know there have been cases of out of date epi-pens or wrong administration of the pen and so I thought it would be helpful to have that clarification).
My baby is 7 months and had a few of the above, but has had for a while. Previously diagnosed with bronchitis... how do I know it's that or cold, and not a reaction? She is also breastfed
How quickly/long would you still attribute one of these symptoms to the food source, for example if little one had a new allergen at lunch time but the next morning his eczema was 100 times worse than you've seen it would you connect the two? Xx
Thanks for all the advice! We gave egg to my son for first time this morning and he has a v mild rash on his upper chest. Obviously we are keeping a close eye for anything else. If the reaction stays v mild what are the next steps? Complete avoidance? @paediatricdietitianschichester