The symptoms of allergic reactions to food vary both in type and severity among individuals and even in one individual over time. Some children may not be able to communicate their symptoms clearly because of their age or developmental challenges. Knowing how to recognize food allergy symptoms is vital. Importantly, the severity of a reaction does not predict the severity of the next reaction. Because food allergy accidents are accidents, you never know how much of the offending food will be eaten.
Read more on our blog for information on symptoms and to learn words/expressions children may use when describing food allergy symptoms.