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 allergic reactions are mild to moderate. Symptoms include itch in mouth, hives (itchy, red bumpy rashes that looks like mosquito bites), swelling of the face, eyes or lips, abdominal pain and vomiting. This usually occur within minutes up to 2 hours after eating the food. It can also occur on touching the food, or rarely by inhalation. 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
28 Nov 2023
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