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Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy

Introduction CMPA is an abnormal reaction that occurs when our body is exposed to cow’s milk protein. This reaction is caused by our immune system and affects multiple sites in our body : eg. Skin, lungs, intestine. CMPA is different from lactose intolerance. Lactose intolerence occurs when our intestine is …

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Peanut Allergy

Introduction Peanut, a very common food item, is one of the most allergenic food in the world. Even a little amount can trigger a reaction in those with peanut allergy. What is peanut allergy? Peanut allergy is an adverse reaction of the body towards exposure to peanuts. The body reacts …

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Egg Allergy

Introduction Eggs are found in a lot of food items. Parents should be aware that egg allergy is one of the food allergies that can affect infants and young children. What is egg allergy? Egg allergy is an adverse reaction of the body towards exposure to egg or products containing …

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Food Allergy

What is food allergy? It is adverse reaction of the body’s immune system to certain foods that are perceived to be harmful by the body. How often does it occur? Food allergies affects about 2% of children (higher in younger children at about 5% – 8%). Most children will outgrow …

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