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What to do when my toddler has bad allergies at night?

My toddler has unfortunately inherited my bad allergies - this means that at night when the two of us are in bed, lots of phlegm will build up in the back of his throat, causing him to cough himself ...
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How to approach a child who finds allergy treatments repugnant?

My daughter has a slight nut allergy that is slowly increasing in seriousness from non-anaphylactic to anaphylactic. Our medical specialist has prescribed various treatments that include but are not ...
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How do we introduce a family supper time with a two-year-old who has significant allergies but wants to eat our food?

My two-year-old daughter has significant allergies (dairy, egg, wheat/gluten and peanut) and she's been significantly underweight for the past year (10th percentile). We've had her on a special diet ...
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Can introducing food prematurely cause long lasting allergies or intolerances?

My wife and I are are starting to wean our 5-months old baby girl. What we are trying to do is a kind of baby-led weaning in which we basically give her the same things we are eating at our meal, in ...
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How do I clean up after feeding a toddler food that my spouse is allergic to?

My wife is allergic to X. It was recommended to me by an allergist to feed X to my toddler 3 times a week, The problem is my toddler likes to kiss us on the cheek, and we share similar food (e.g. an ...
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Our 4-month-old child is allergic to milk products. Can we start giving him solid foods?

My 4-month-old son is allergic to milk products and as per pediatrician's advice we're giving him formula milk Zerolac – and no breastmilk. Can someone advise whether we can start giving him the ...
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How do I teach my children to stay calm when they have an allergic reaction?

This relates to this earlier question. I'm looking for advice on teaching my children how to stay calm while they are having an allergic reaction, so they can properly react and remember their ...
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Allergies: should we test them proactively?

If a child has had no allergic reaction (yet), should we test her for allergies anyway, just in case? Or, is it enough to react after an allergic reaction?
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My one year old daughter is allergic to my beard. How to deal with such issue?

Everytime I kiss my daughter her skin turns red like she has eczema, short or long beard it changed nothing. Shaving my beard completely is not an option because I also have sensitive skin and without ...
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Tools to log and analyse a toddlers diet

I am looking for a tool I can use to work out what is causing my son to vomit. It's happening during or after eating so I assume a connection to what was eaten. I need to: Quickly log what was in ...
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Infant sunscreen recommendations for child with sensitive skin

Our daughter has pretty sensitive skin and has broken out with eczema once. We've tried Banana Boat and Blue Lizard and she's broken out from both. What are sunscreen ingredients to avoid (or to look ...
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First solids and food allergies

I started introducing solids to my baby at 4.5 months (by our ped's advice). Here we are, 1 month later, and my baby developed a local rash after 3 out of 5 foods (rice, barley and sweet potato). ...
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Can you detect peanut allergies in babies from kissing on the cheek?

A relative ate peanut butter and gave my son a few kisses on the cheek. A little while later (15-20 ins), we saw a bunch of red bumps on his cheek. We can't rule out every other possibility but I ...
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Can a baby have an allergic reaction in utero?

If a kid grows up and has nut allergies (or food allergies of any kind), would it have been possible for that kid to have an allergic reaction if the mother ate that food while the baby is in utero?
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How to test whether my toddler is allergic to detergent?

Background: We use normal detergent for our toddler's clothes. Our toddler regularly develops skin rashes over most of his body; we use creams prescribed by an allergy specialist to keep the rashes ...
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My toddler is waking up with crust on the inside of her eyes, should I be concerned?

Recently my 3 year old daughter is waking up with crust on the inside of her eyes and a little on her lashes as well. This isn't pink eye (as she has had that already and her eyes are not pink at all ...
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Should we use special detergent/washing powder for the laundry of baby clothes?

Any suggestions/experiences of the best characteristics for a baby clothes detergent would be appreciated. We are in the UK, in case that influences the options we should look for.
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Is this diaper rash caused by starting on solids?

My son is 5 months and just started solids last week. So far, so good, until today. My wife just told me that she thinks our son is having a reaction to something he ate. She said that his BM had ...
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What are allergy-friendly alternatives to peanut butter?

My three-year-old son is starting a summer camp, and we need to pack him a lunch. He loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (PB&J), so we were all set for that to be a staple of his summer lunch ...
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How do you tell if a toddler is lactose intolerant?

Our daughter was breast-fed until about 1 year-old, with a variety of table foods as she got older. During this time she would ocassionally get skin rashes, but we didn't think much of it. When she ...
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What are some coping strategies to deal with infant allergies?

Both my sons have had allergies, my oldest has been able to cope and his have not been as bad as my youngest who just turned one. My oldest seems to just deal with it now, but my youngest seems to be ...
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When should I introduce different foods to an infant or toddler?

It is often said that you should introduce certain foods in a certain order. These reasons often have to do with allergies, choking hazards, digestive system maturity, etc. What ages should your child ...
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How do you determine what the age-appropriate foods for a baby are?

Our baby is 14 months now and he has eaten almost any kind of food. But during the first months, it was so confusing the fact that each doctor and/or "expert", suggested their own schedule about when ...
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