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How can allergic reactions after consuming food coloring agents be managed?

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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Posted on Tue, 12 Feb 2019 in Asthma and Allergy
Question: Doctor, I suspect my son is allergic to certain food coloring, when he has certain cakes with coloring, he has cold like symptoms. he keeps rubbing his eyes. we give him clarytine, which seems to help him sometimes. he is 4.5 years old, what advice do you give. thank you, XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Get done detailed food allergy test.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I can understand your concern.

Yes, the possibility of food allergy is more likely in his case.
So better to consult an allergy specialist and get done detailed food allergy testing.

This will help in identifying foods which are allergic to him.
You should also give him a Montelukast and Fexofenadine combination.

Montelukast is anti-allergic and Fexofenadine is an antihistamine.

The combination is better than single drug Claritin in (antihistamine) for allergy.

Hope I have solved your query.

Wishing good health to your son.

Regards.


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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 hour later
thank you doctor, would you know any brand name of medicine that contains those ingredients. I will of course see a allergy specialist.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Montair LC kid is available.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Thanks for your follow up question.

I can understand your concern.

The brand name is Montair LC kid.

It is from Cipla and easily available in XXXXXXX.

Hope I have solved your query.

Regards,
Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar, Pulmonologist
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