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08/24/2017
...There can be a number of potential causes for the pain your little one feels. With such an array of symptoms, how can you tell if baby has a milk allergy? A milk allergy or milk-allergy-associated issue can easily be overlooked. Your healthcare professional can diagnose if your child has a food allergy. If you suspect your child may have a food allergy, these 8 questions can help you talk to your healthcare professional...
07/01/2010
...food allergy. It can be difficult sometimes to determine which one will help get the most accurate diagnosis for you or your little one. Today we will cover what the most common tests are and how they work. The most common allergy diagnosis tests are skin prick testing, total serum (blood) IgE testing, and atopic patch testing. An oral food challenge is also an effective test for food allergy diagnosis, but it has its limitations....
04/09/2015
...a corn elimination diet or other testing to see if Neocate is appropriate. An individual who is intolerant to corn carbohydrates would probably not tolerate either maltodextrin (from corn) or corn syrup solids better than the other. Since we’re on the topic of corn, I’ll mention two facts that matter to many Neocate families. First, Nutricia requires our Neocate ingredient suppliers to certify to us that the ingredients – including the corn from which Neocate...
01/07/2014
...example, someone with milk allergy should have symptoms after eating cheese, yogurt, or ice cream. What are the foods that you are concerned about? Many parents want to have their child ‘tested for everything’ and request allergy testing for as many foods as possible. Unfortunately, food allergy skin and blood tests are not good screening tools due to high rates of false positive results. This creates confusion about relevance and need for avoidance. Having a...
04/13/2012
...Many Neocate parents know that using allergy testing to determine food allergies can be tricky, because many children experience what may be considered a food intolerance or sensitivity, versus a true food allergy. Generally, a food allergy is considered to be an immunoglobulin E (IgE) mediated immune response. (1) In a previous blog, we have outlined the standard tests that may be done to determine whether your child has an Ig-E mediated food allergy,...
06/08/2017
...challenges or elimination diets. This extensive testing and variable results are just a few of the many reasons behind the importance of individualized treatment. They also illustrate why there is no substitute for the individual guidance your healthcare team provides. What is Cross-reactivity, and how to use it to avoid related foods? So where should you start when either trying new foods or adding foods back into your diet? Allergists have researched how likely people...
01/18/2011
...reflux disease (GERD), or wheezing. Only a change in the diet will truly solve the problem. When you see your pediatrician, you may also want to request a referral to an allergist (narrow your search by selecting the “Food Allergy” specialty). The allergy testing that these professionals perform provides the best information to help your child find a diagnosis and relief from a food allergy. Finally, share with the doctor your knowledge of Neocate, the...
03/17/2011
...foods. That sensitivity is food allergies. What does all of this mean? A big message here is that patients with atopic dermatitis, especially under five years of age, may have food allergies and may need testing to confirm them. An allergist should advise you whether or not testing is necessary. While avoiding food allergens may not help improve atopic dermatitis for everyone, it can certainly help some, and is always necessary if food allergies are...
   
 
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