How do I know if my baby is having an allergic reaction?
Food Allergy Symptoms to Watch for in Your Baby
- Hives or welts.
- Flushed skin or rash.
- Face, tongue, or lip swelling.
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea.
- Coughing or wheezing.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Loss of consciousness.
How long does an allergic reaction last in babies?
After eliminating allergenic foods, it may take between 1 and 2 weeks for your baby’s allergy symptoms to subside.
What does a baby allergy rash look like?
So what does an allergy rash look like on a baby? A baby allergy rash can manifest in different ways, but the two most common signs are hives and eczema. As mentioned above, hives usually show up as pink blotchy welts, while eczema appears as red, dry, flaky patches. Both rashes are itchy.
How long does it take for allergic reaction to clear up?
They may take a few hours to a few days to disappear. If the exposure to the allergen continues, such as during a spring pollen season, allergic reactions may last for longer periods such as a few weeks to months. Even with adequate treatment, some allergic reactions may take two to four weeks to go away.
When should I take my baby to the hospital for an allergic reaction?
If you think your child may be having symptoms of a severe allergic reaction, you should call 911 immediately for your child to be taken to the emergency room.
Severe allergic reactions can cause:
- swelling of the face or throat.
- difficulty breathing.
- stomach pain.
- fainting (passing out)
When should I take my baby to the ER for an allergic reaction?
Seek ER treatment if the rash is accompanied by any of the following: Shortness of breath. Skin peeling away or blisters in the mouth. Swelling or tightness in the throat.