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About Allergies and Intolerances in Babies

Allergies are a significant health risk to infants and young children, especially children with GERD, whose diets are very often already restricted due to their reflux. Allergic reactions can paralyze a parent, preventing them from trying new foods for their baby.

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Food Allergies in Infants Food Intolerance What Are Food Allergies, Intolerances and Sensitivities?

Is your baby susceptible to bouts of unexplained itchiness that you thought were merely a phase or skin sensitivity? Is her nose sometimes stuffy or runny? Is she cranky for no apparent reason and is she trying to tell you something? (...)

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Many people experience unpleasant reactions to foods they have eaten and suspect they have a “food allergy”. However, only 2–5% of adults and 2–8% of children are truly “allergic” to certain foods. The remainder of people may be experiencing   (...)

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Food allergies are due to IgE antibodies made for specific foods that an individual has for some reason developed because their body has misinterpreted the food(s) as a foreign invading protein. The presence of IgE antibody to the specific (...)

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Lactose Intolerance    

Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest significant amounts of lactose, the major sugar found in milk. Lactose intolerance is caused by a shortage of the enzyme lactase, which is produced by the cells that line the small intestine. Lactase breaks down milk sugar into two (...)

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*Disclaimer: The information available on this website should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care for the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of your child's reflux. Please consult with your child's doctor or pharmacist before trying any medication (prescription or OTC) or following any treatment plan mentioned. This information is provided only to help you be as informed as possible about your child's condition.
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