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Baby Food Allergies

Up to eight percent of children under the age of three may have food allergies. Allergies to food occur when the immune system reacts to some substance in the food, usually something completely harmless like a protein, and creates antibodies to fight this substance. The immune system creates antibodies to fight harmful foreign substances, but sometimes harmless substances trigger the immune system to result in an allergic reaction. Dr. Boyan Hadjiev, a top NYC allergy doctor, can help you determine if your infant is allergic to baby food.

Common Baby Food Allergies

Some of the most common foods that provoke allergic reactions in young children and infants are milk products, eggs, and peanuts. Tree nuts, including walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts, are often the cause of infant food allergies.

Infants in families with a history of food allergies in other family members, or conditions like eczema, hay fever, or asthma, are at higher risk of developing a food allergy. Infants who have the skin condition known as eczema are likely to develop a food allergy.

Dr. Boyan Hadjiev, one of NYC’s top allergy doctors, advises patients that their child may have an immediate reaction to food if the child exhibits hives around the mouth, nose, or eyes, right after ingestion of a particular food item. Other signs are swelling of the lips, eyes, or face, runny nose, sneezing, watery or itchy eyes, throat irritation, and stomach complaints that can include nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

Some allergic reactions can be very severe. These reactions are known as anaphylaxis, and they can cause death. The child may be wheezing or unable to breath, and his tongue or mouth can swell. Anaphylaxis can also cause a sudden drop in blood pressure.

A child who has a severe allergic reaction can die quickly if medical treatment is not immediate. Dr. Boyan Hadjiev, a top New York allergy doctor, often recommends that parents and caregivers of infants and children at risk for a severe allergic reaction carry an auto-injector of epinephrine at all times. If your child has a severe reaction and you do not have an epinephrine auto-injector available, call 911 immediately. In fact, if you treat your child with an auto-injector, you should still call 911, because a second reaction can occur swiftly after the medication wears off.

If your child has any signs of food allergies, you should call us today for a consultation with Dr. Boyan Hadjiev, one of New York’s leading allergy specialists. Dr. Boyan Hadjiev will work closely with you to diagnose and treat your child’s food allergy and prevent serious consequences.

Nasal Allergies

Nasal allergies result in sneezing and congestion that can ruin your day. This condition is often known as hay fever, and the medical term is allergic rhinitis. If you are tired of apologizing for sneezing and sniffling, and you are ready to find a long-lasting solution for your nasal allergy, we can help you! Dr. Boyan Hadjiev is one of New York City’s leading allergy specialists, and he has helped many patients achieve relief from the misery of allergies.

Many people hesitate to seek help for their allergies, but symptoms can increase over time, when they are not treated. There are five symptoms of nasal allergies that should alert you to seek professional help with a top allergist, like Dr. Boyan Hadjiev. These symptoms include:

  • Runny nose or stuffy nose
  • Sinus pressure
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy eyes
  • Postnasal drip

One of the most common symptoms we treat at Dr. Boyan Hadjev’s office is runny nose, or stuffiness. Although many people try to relieve congestion or a runny nose with over the counter medications, they have many side effects. If you consult a top allergist, like Dr. Boyan Hadjiev, you can identify your triggers for an allergic reaction, and learn to avoid them. Symptoms that don’t improve within a week should prompt a consultation with an allergy specialist. Sinus pressure that continues for longer than a week should be discussed with an allergist, and even uncontrollable sneezing can be successfully treated with a prescription medication. Itchy eyes occur commonly among patients with nasal allergies, and postnasal drip is caused by thick mucus from an allergic reaction. All of these symptoms cause a diminished quality of life, particularly when they continue over an extended period of time.

Allergies that result in symptoms of allergic rhinitis can be the result of exposure to seasonal pollen and even mold spores. People who have allergic rhinitis year-round may be reacting to pet hair or dander, dust mites, mold, or cockroaches. Prescription medications are available that can help you reduce your allergic symptoms. If you’d like to restore a better quality of life, call us today for a consultation with Dr. Boyan Hadjiev, a top New York City allergist.

If you suffer from symptoms of nasal allergy that are recurrent or persistent, isn’t it time that you addressed your concerns with a top allergy specialist in NYC? Help is available. There is no reason to suffer continuously from the symptoms of allergic rhinitis or nasal allergies. There are steps you can take, and we are standing by to help you. Call 212-319-5282 to arrange your consultation with Dr. Boyan Hadjiev, a leading NYC allergist.

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