Food Allergies
Is your toddler or young child one of the 6 percent of children with a true food allergy?

If your child hasn’t been diagnosed with a food allergy but you suspect he might have one, you should watch for any of the following. These symptoms will normally appear within minutes to two hours after a child has eaten a food to which he’s allergic.

  • Tingling sensation in the mouth
  • Swelling of the tongue and throat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Hives
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Drop in blood pressure

It’s critical that you identify true allergies in your youngster and take steps to avoid the offending foods.

Some foods can cause serious problems, up to and including a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) that constricts airways in the lungs, causes blood pressure to plummet, and can result in suffocation by the swelling of the tongue or throat.

Unfortunately, the main culprits in food allergies among youngsters are also primary sources of childhood nutrition, including:
  1. eggs
  2. milk
  3. peanuts (including peanut butter)
  4. wheat
  5. soy
If your child has food allergies and/or food intolerances, you’re already aware of the special challenges of meeting his nutritional requirements. It takes creativity, planning and an investment of time to insure your youngster is well-nourished in spite of his allergies.

Consider supplementing your allergic child’s restrictive diet with regular servings of Pediagro. Pediagro is complete nutrition in a quick, convenient 3-oz. serving that’s specially formulated to appeal to your child’s discerning tastes.

Pediagro can be a lifesaver for families with allergic children on restricted diets.
A 3-oz. serving of Pediagro provides complete nutrition and is preservative-free.
***** Check with your pediatrician first. *****