What is the difference between food allergy and food intolerance
Food allergies trigger an immune system reaction which can trigger symptoms in your child which vary from uncomfortable to life-threatening. Food intolerance is not a problem for immunity, however, some signs may be similar to food allergies.
Common Food Allergies in Toddlers
About 90% of allergens to food result from the following eight food items:
- Tree nuts
Why does my Child Have Food Allergies
- Food allergies occur when your child’s body suffers an immune response that is negative to a specific food.
- The most common causes of allergies are eggs, milk wheat, soy tree nuts, peanuts, or shellfish.
- Food allergies can cause symptoms that include diarrhea, vomiting, cramps, and swelling. Other symptoms include hives, itching, eczema, and trouble breathing.