An intolerance to a food can often be confused with an allergy because there is an overlap in symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, cramping, and diarrhea.
As we'll see, while both are considered hypersensitivities, there are a few key differences between food intolerance and allergy.
One of the hardest myths to dispel is that you can be one-and-done when it comes to introducing potential allergens like peanuts.
Parents will give their child a tiny taste of peanut butter and assume they are done safely introducing peanuts...
The big question is: how do you know which category you baby falls into if they have signs of eczema?
Luckily, we're here to shed some light on what can sometimes be a very stress-inducing topic.
We all know how serious peanut allergies can be, so it makes sense that the official guidance from the AAP to start feeding your child peanuts early on can be scary.
But it doesn't have to be. Feeding your baby their first peanut can be managed safely, responsibly, and stress-free. Let's dive into it...
What’s the point of a test that is wrong at least half of the time?
And yet, when a food allergy is suspected, the first step is often an allergy test, specifically what is known as a skin-prick test or sometimes, IgE blood testing.
Here's a quick introduction to food allergy testing...