Allergy is a response of the immune system where the body’s defense react to a harmless substance such as pollen, food and even drugs. Almost anything can trigger an allergic reaction, which can range from mild and sometimes it can life-threatening. Most infants are allergic to food, especially egg and milk. After the age of 3, allergic children became tolerant with these foods, meanwhile allergy to inhalant allergens such as dust mite, become predominant.
Rhinitis and asthma can be dominant allergies in older infants and childhood. Thus, allergies in young infants should be managed carefully by doing allergy tests to avoid the progressive development of respiratory allergies.
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• Newborn Screening