Possible Allergy?

Karen - posted on 06/30/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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When my son eats icecream he coughs afterwards, could this be an allergic reaction?

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Veronica - posted on 07/02/2009

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Peta - posted on 06/30/2009

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Hi Karen,
My daughter is severely (anaphylactic) allergic to dairy products, eggs and peanuts and we found this out after she had a reaction to infact formula at 4mnths and had to be pumped full of adrenalin to keep her alive.We got referred straight to the immunology clinic and had skin prick tests to confirm that she was severely allergic to dairy products and revealed the other two allergens.She's almost 4 now but still has these allergies and we carry an EpiPen with us wherever we go.
What your son is experiencing might only be an intolerance to dairy products because if he was allergic to it,you'd soon find out and a trip to the hospital would definitely have been on the cards by now.Perhaps you should talk to your doctor about your concerns and maybe have some skin tests or blood tests done to determine the true nature of your son's reaction to ice cream.
All the best!

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Karen - posted on 07/01/2009

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Thanks guys, I will ask my G.P. for sure...it only happens with dairy icecreams, not popsicles....funny, he had a different brand today and didn't cough at all....interesting.

Connie - posted on 06/30/2009

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does he do it with other cold things like popsicles? does it happen with other dairy? my daughter has a mild dairy intolerance but it doesnt effect her in that way.

Karen - posted on 06/30/2009

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He is 5 and the coughing starts as soon as he is finished and it lasts about 30 seconds, only 3 or 4 little coughs, but it happens every time he has one....

Veronica - posted on 06/30/2009

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How old is he, and what do you mean by a cough? like he takes a bite and coughs, or when he's completely done eating it, he has a coughing fit??

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