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What triggers food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES)?

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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. It’s most often triggered by milk and dairy products, soy or soymilk, and wheat, or other grains.

It also can be triggered by foods that usually aren’t viewed as sources of allergies:

  • Barley
  • Chicken or turkey
  • Fish
  • Green beans
  • Oats
  • Peas
  • Rice
  • Squash
  • Sweet potatoes

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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