An allergic reaction happens when the body’s immune system thinks something in a food (usually a protein) is harmful. Children are most likely to be allergic to peanuts and cow’s milk. But they can also be allergic to:
- Tree Nuts
Allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish are usually the most severe and last a lifetime. Your child may outgrow other food allergies.
Severe Food Allergy Symptoms
Your child is likely to have a reaction within a few minutes to an hour after eating a problem food. Symptom of a mild allergy include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Stomach pain
- Swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat
- Trouble swallowing or breathing because of throat swelling
- Shortness of breath or wheezing
- Drop in blood pressure, causing dizziness and lightheadedness
- Loss of consciousness
- Chest pain
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