Did you know that your baby could be allergic to bird's nest? Find out what are the common food allergies in Singapore.
By Health Promotion Board in collaboration with Dr. Yvonne Ng, Senior Consultant, Department of Neonatology, National University Hospital.
Introducing new food to your child can be exciting. However, like many parents, you may be concerned about food allergies.
It’s estimated that less than 1 in 20 of children younger than 12 years old have food allergy.
Common food allergies include:
Baby's First Food Journey
Most food allergies in children are mild. Most common reaction is red, itchy rashes commonly known as hives. They can appear immediately after the food comes into contact with the mouth or skin, or even after a few minutes or hours. Other symptoms of food intolerance can include diarrhoea and vomiting.
If you suspect your child has an allergic reaction, please consult your doctor for advice. In the meantime, avoid the food that caused the reaction.
When Allergies Occur
Here are some things you can do to minimise the risk of allergic reactions:
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This article was last reviewed on
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
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