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  • Reviewed on 12/12
    By Dr. Covar

Pediatric Asthma: Food Allergies


Food allergies rarely make asthma worse. Common food allergies include nuts, eggs, milk, seafood and peanuts. Food allergies are more common in children ages five and under.

If you suspect that certain foods are causing problems, they can be removed from your child’s diet. However, it is very important that diet changes be made only when there is strong evidence that these foods are causing problems. If food allergies are a concern, you should consider an evaluation by a board certified allergist. This specialist can correlate the information from a detailed diet history, allergy (skin) testing and food challenges, if needed. Because it is possible for a child to have a positive skin test to food even though it is not playing a role in causing symptoms, radical changes in diet should not be based on skin testing alone.

 

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