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Foods on prescription in the UK
« on: April 03, 2011, 18:01:23 pm »
Anyone know how/when/if you get foods on prescription in the UK? I know you can if you coeliac but what about allergies?  I did leave a voicemail for my dietician over a week ago and had nothing back yet  :-[

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Re: Foods on prescription in the UK
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2011, 18:23:42 pm »
interested to hear replies - i know you can get gluten free prescriptions but not sure how you "prove" it.  Of course you can get Neocate prescribed too ...
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Re: Foods on prescription in the UK
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2011, 18:32:42 pm »
I might try and phone them again tomorrow. Will let you know.

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Re: Foods on prescription in the UK
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2011, 19:31:30 pm »
someone told me you can, if you are under a dietion as then its sorta confimerd iykwim

if you cant have commercial free from stuff its more likely to be allowed on script (like we cant buy commercial breads as they all have either milk, egg or soy in)




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Re: Foods on prescription in the UK
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 08:37:37 am »
If you have had allergy testing, you can get it for sure!

Intollerence tends to be if your not able to get commercial produce

I spoke with a GF mum at school she is JUST GF and is able to get perscriptions




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Re: Foods on prescription in the UK
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2011, 10:05:58 am »
Is it only gluten free items you can get? DS is currently dairy and soya free so we have to buy calcium-enriched oat milk (we also get Neocate prescription, one sachet a day) which costs a fortune (compared to cows milk)
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Re: Foods on prescription in the UK
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2011, 12:10:56 pm »
you can try for anything but if its multipul things then its more likely




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Re: Foods on prescription in the UK
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2011, 17:33:18 pm »
I spoke to the dietician today. She said it was only really for coeliacs.. I said that with 3 allergies to main food groups it was hard for us to find much in supermarkets! She is going to try and find some things for us and gte back to me

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Re: Foods on prescription in the UK
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2011, 17:38:40 pm »
Fingers crossed for you - wheat, milk and egg - that must be hard going.  Hope he grows out of it soon xxx
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Re: Foods on prescription in the UK
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2011, 17:40:24 pm »
Thanks. He had an allergic reaction to something at dinner tonight. Suddenly started scratching his head and chest and crying. Looked and he had a rash all over the top of his chest. Can't imagine what he reacted to, must have been somehting that sneaked in  ::)

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Re: Foods on prescription in the UK
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2011, 19:10:38 pm »
oh no :( :( :( hope you manage to figure it all out xxx
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