If your child has an allergic reaction after a meal, it may not be clear which food caused the problem. Since some allergic reactions can be life-threatening, it’s important to find out the exact food to which your child is allergic.
Even if your child hasn’t reacted to a food, certain factors raise their risks for having a food allergy. Consider having your child tested for a food allergy if they have:
- Any close family members with food allergies
- Hay fever, eczema or other types of allergies
Your team at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital Center for Digestive Health and Nutrition will use the latest methods to determine if your child has a food allergy and which food is causing the problem. Testing also can show if your child’s problem is a food allergy or a food intolerance, which is far less serious.