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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: An-Mari | 2018/05/03

Q.

Testing for Allergies

Morning Dr. My son is now 10 months old and I have been struggling to test dairy because of teething, I don't always know if it is the teething or the dairy that is causing his runny nose.... so I decided to rather test him when he is 1 years old. When I was breastfeeding, I had to cut out dairy from my diet because he got a severe reaction. Can you please tell me how the testing is done at his age? Thank you.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician
- 2018/05/03

Babies can be tested for allergies at any age, so you do not need to wait to have your baby son tested. It does sound as if he is allergic to cow's milk. Please take him to see a paediatric allergist so that he can be tested for allergies. You will find paediatric allergists in all the main centres in SA.

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