The allergy pattern in infants, toddlers and young children

Many allergy sufferers first develop symptoms during infancy or childhood (2). These childhood allergies tend to develop in a progressive pattern and present themselves in different ways depending on age



Eczema and digestive symptoms – like reflux, diarrhoea, bloating and constipation – are usually signs of food allergies. While some infants present with these symptoms from birth, many don’t until shortly after starting on solid foods, particularly egg and dairy.



Toddlers who experience eczema and digestive symptoms as infants are prone to developing hay fever, which is usually triggered by reactions to pollens and grasses. Hay fever can also spark pollen-associated food reactions, and puts children at a much higher risk of developing asthma later on in life.


Young children

Research has found that infants who present with eczema are up to 50 per cent more likely to develop asthma later in childhood (1). Parents may notice asthma symptoms – such as noisy breathing, coughing and wheezing – which may be triggered by certain foods or environmental substances like dust mites and moulds.


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  • draws on acupressure and kinesiology techniques
  • aims to re-train your body
  • may reduce your reactions to substances that may be causing or exacerbating your allergy symptoms.

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This blog is intended as general information only. PAT cannot cure allergies – it is intended to decrease reactions and help manage symptoms. It is not intended to raise unrealistic expectations. If symptoms persist, consult your GP.

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