I am including a section on anaphylactic reaction, not because it is very common (it is quite rare) but because I have mentioned it in various chapters. Anaphylaxis is a very serious allergy to something (e.g. nuts) that results in serious breathing problems, that come on very suddenly. It is a life threatening situation.
Symptoms of Anaphylaxis
Anaphylaxis may start with itching, flushing, a red swollen rash, often around the face, mouth and tongue. Noisy breathing comes on very suddenly.
If you think that your child is having an anaphylactic reaction, call an ambulance.