Loving My Pain Free Life
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Loving My Pain Free Life

My name is Melinda Johnson and I suffered with foot pain for many years. I went to see a podiatrist and after an examination, I was told that I had heel spur syndrome. I followed the recommendations of my doctor by doing at home treatments along with physical therapy. I was amazed at how much these treatments helped my foot pain. Living with pain can have a big impact on your life and that's why I started this blog. My foot pain kept me from doing many things that I enjoy and I want to help others who are going through the same situation. As you browse through my blog, you'll learn about home treatments, medical procedures and new advancements in medicine that can help reduce pain. It is my hope that by writing this blog, you can live pain free too.


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Signs Your Toddler May Have A Food Allergy

Claire Roberts

Many parents are excited to introduce new food to their toddler to help ensure that he or she will consume a well-balanced diet. Unfortunately, some children are allergic to different types of food, and in some cases food allergies can be very dangerous in children. If you're a parent to a toddler, it is important to know the signs of food allergies so you can make an appointment with an allergist. Some of the common signs of food allergies in toddlers include:

Unexplained Hives

When a child has a food allergy, his or her immune system overreacts when the food is consumed. The immune system overreaction can manifest in several ways, but one common sign that a toddler may have a food allergy is by developing hives on the skin after eating a new food. If your child develops hives after eating something new, you can most likely manage the symptoms by using over the counter antihistamines. However, it is still in your best interest to make an appointment for your child to see an allergist if he or she has any type of reaction after eating.

Changes in Bowel Movements

If you are a parent of a toddler, it is in your best interest to monitor your child's bowel movements after introducing new foods. Some toddlers who are allergic to a food may have diarrhea after eating food that their body is sensitive to. Diarrhea is not uncommon in children, and it can occur for a number of reasons, but if your child experiences diarrhea after eating something new you should definitely make an appointment for your child to see an allergist. This is especially true if you notice that there is blood in your toddler's stool.

Severe Reaction

Some children are highly allergic to different types of food, and their allergic reactions can be quite severe. If your toddler eats something new and then complains that his or her throat, mouth, tongue, or lips are tingling, you need to seek medical attention. In the event that your child consumes something and then begins wheezing, complains of breathing problems, or says that their throat feels tight, it is essential to seek medical care as soon as possible. Some children have severe food allergies, and they may need to have an epinephrine shot available in the event of being exposed to the food that they can't tolerate. Contact a company for more information about allergies