Food allergies affect about 6 to 8 percent of children. The most common food allergens are milk, egg, soy, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. Food allergies should be differentiated from an intolerance. Intolerance can be caused by deficiencies of enzymes that causes inability to digest the food.
Is a chronic skin disorder involving dry, itchy and patchy skin rashes. Usually occurs in infants early on in life. It is a predictor of allergies. Children with eczema have a higher incidence of developing asthma, environmental or food allergies.
Hives are raised itchy red welts on the surface of the skin. They are usually caused by a reaction to food or medicine. A cause for chronic hives is mostly elusive. Hives in children can also be caused by viral infections.
One can have either local or generalized reactions to insect stings. If you have generalized reaction you need to be evaluated by an allergist for venom desensitization. You should always carry an Epipen/Auvi-Q at all times.