Everyone knows someone with a food allergy—those friends who avoid shellfish or a family member that has to check labels for any peanut content. We often don’t find food allergies in adults strange. It’s not concerning, either, because adults can easily avoid their allergens or have medicines ready.
It’s a different story for children, though. Your kids, or even yourself, might not know what’s going on when youngsters experience an itchy skin rash, tingling in the tongue or lips, tightness in the throat, vomiting, or stomach pains after eating a certain food item.
Makati Medical Center, the Philippine’s premier healthcare institution, breaks down unusual food allergies in kids and why you need to consult a pediatrician.