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How is food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) treated?

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This is a rare food allergy in young children. Your baby may throw up over and over and get diarrhea several hours after eating.

The best treatment is not to feed your child any trigger foods. If your baby needs formula, use hypoallergenic brands that don't have soy or dairy.

Be sure to check all package labels for ingredients known to set off the allergy. It's also a good idea to get a doctor’s note that your child has FPIES. Keep it with you in case your child has a severe reaction and needs medical care.

SOURCES:

Kids With Food Allergies: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

The FPIES Foundation: "About Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome."

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)."

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2018

SOURCES:

Kids With Food Allergies: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

The FPIES Foundation: "About Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome."

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)."

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2018

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