Allergy Triggered Food
By understanding how allergies work, you may be able to recognize the early signs, just in case. It’s also important to know what to do if your child ever has an allergic reaction.
Symptoms usually show up within minutes to two hours after eating a specific food. Your child may complain that her tongue or mouth is tingling, itching or burning, or just say that her mouth feels funny. Her ears may itch, or she may develop hives or have trouble breathing.
While fish is usually tolerated easily, experts vary on when to introduce shellfish/crustaceans. The general consensus is to wait until the child is a little older. Shellfish is a common childhood allergen, along with:
- whole eggs/egg white
- cow’s milk
If or when you add these to your child’s diet later on, observe carefully and look for any reactions before adding something else. Most kids will do just fine with many of these foods.
Many outgrow allergies to milk, egg, soy and wheat during childhood. Allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish are more likely to be lifelong than other food allergies.
Contact your medical support if symptom persisted.