No parent wants to see their child be miserable. Children with FPIES experience chronic vomiting and diarrhea, usually after consuming dairy or soy products, and are often diagnosed with “failure to thrive” (inadequate weight gain or growth).
FPIES is a serious condition that can require hospitalization in the most extreme cases. Encouragingly, most children outgrow it by age 3 or 4.
Researchers have found that 40 to 80 percent of FPIES patients have a family history of allergic diseases (asthma, hay fever or eczema); 20 percent have a family history of food allergy.
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- Chronic vomiting
- Diarrhea (sometimes bloody)
- Weight loss
- Failure to thrive
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- Soy and dairy products, particularly infant formula
- Some cereal grains, such as rice and oats
- Chicken, turkey and fish
FPIES Management and Treatment
- Avoid the trigger food.
- Follow the allergist’s instructions on what to eat.
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