Symptom Guide

Symptom Guide

Allergic reactions can affect different areas of the body but are most likely to appear on the skin, in the tummy area and the respiratory tract. Please browse the symptom guide if you are looking for detailed explanations and pictures to each condition possibly caused by food allergy.

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Colic

Definition

Colic (also known as infant colic, three month colic, and infantile colic) is a condition in which an otherwise healthy baby cries or screams frequently and for extended periods, without any discernible reason.

The condition typically appears within the first two weeks of life and almost invariably disappears, often very suddenly, before the baby is three to four months old, but it can last up to 12 months of life. It is equally common in bottle-fed and breastfed babies.

There is a broad body of evidence showing that soothing measures, such as dummies, strong white noise and jiggly rocking are effective in calming babies during crying bouts. Persistently fussy babies with poor weight gain, vomiting more than 5 times a day, or other significant feeding problems should be evaluated by a healthcare professional for other illnesses.

Signs of colic and distressed behaviour can present to be the first manifestations of food allergy.

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  • Destry 2011-11-04

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