Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Ang | 2008/10/16

Q.

Food Allergy?

I think my son, aged two, is allergy to polony. He has had diarrhoea on and off with what looked like blood and mucus, however every time we have it analysed they come up with nothing. We have noticed that when he eats polony about two hours later the diarrhoea is back with the ‘ blood’  in his stools. Do you think this is a food allergy, and if so to what? Second question, is this actually blood in his stool, because when it’ s analysed they can’ t seem to come up with anything.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It may just be the red dye used in many polonies that you see.Polony is not good food for children so he really does not need to eat it.

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