Andie Chen and Kate Pang's daughter has swollen face after allergic reaction

Andie Chen and Kate Pang's daughter suffered a health scare recently. Andie writes, "Baby girl’s first allergy attack. I blame myself for my genetics."

Andie Chen and Kate Pang’s daughter suffered a health scare recently when her face got swollen after an apparent allergic reaction.

Andie posted about 2.5-year-old Avery Chen on social media, saying, “Baby girl’s first allergy attack. I blame myself for my genetics.

“But my functional doctor says our food and environment has really taken a turn for the worse and this is really common nowadays. Parents, bring your kids to nature as often as you can and choose real food.”

Andie Chen and Kate Pang’s Daughter Has Allergic Reaction

Meanwhile, mummy Kate Pang has revealed what happened in more detail. Apparently, Andie and Kate were out for a shoot when their helper sent them a photo of Avery.

Pang told Lianhe Zaobao, “Our domestic helper sent me a photo of Avery. As both Andie and I were both at a shoot, I asked my mother-in-law to take Avery to the doctor.

“The doctor said Avery might have suffered an allergic reaction to food and gave medicine to reduce the swelling.

“Her condition improved yesterday, and only one eye is swelling now.”

It was the first time the little girl had suffered such an allergic reaction. Kate feels that that the allergy may have been caused by eating prawns. Coincidentally, daddy Andie Chen has a serious allergy to prawns and crabs as well.

“He might have passed on the allergy to Avery. This is her first time experiencing this.”

Avery’s big brother Aden isn’t allergy-free either.

Kate reveals, “Our son Aden is prone to allergies too and cannot even drink milk. He gets rashes on his body whenever he has an allergic reaction, though his face is not affected.”

Kate Pang's daughter

Photo: Instagram

Food Allergies in Kids

When it comes to food allergies, the body reacts as though that particular food is harmful. So,the body’s immune system creates antibodies to fight the food allergen.

Children are most commonly allergic to these foods:

  • milk
  • eggs
  • peanuts
  • soy
  • wheat
  • tree nuts (such as walnuts and cashews)
  • fish
  • shellfish (such as shrimp)

Food allergy reactions can affect any of the four following areas of the body:

  • Skin: itchy red bumps (hives), eczema, redness and swelling of the face or extremities, itching and swelling of the lips, tongue, or mouth 
  • Gastrointestinal tract: abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhoea
  • Respiratory tract: runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath
  • Cardiovascular system: lightheadedness or fainting

cold urticaria

If your child has allergies (especially to insect stings, food, or certain medicine), it is important to know that sometimes, the child can have a more severe allergic reaction.

She may be wheezing and have breathing difficulties. Her blood pressure can drop, breathing tubes can narrow, and the tongue can swell. This is known as anaphylaxis, or anaphylactic shock, and is sudden and life-threatening. 

The most common signs that someone might have anaphylaxis after exposure to an allergen are:

  • trouble breathing
  • throat tightness or feeling like the throat or airways are closing
  • hoarseness or trouble speaking
  • wheezing
  • nasal stuffiness or coughing
  • nausea, abdominal pain, or vomiting
  • fast heartbeat or pulse
  • skin itching, tingling, redness, or swelling

Anaphylaxis requires immediate treatment. It can get worse very quickly.

 

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