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22 month old, Food allergies. Please help.....
« on: May 20, 2011, 11:35:32 am »

My 22 month old son Oskar need help. At the moment he is eating only:

Pork and beef
Rice Milk
Spelt Cracker
Oat Cracker

He is still having reaction, the last one was his worse. He eyes were swollen almost shut and he was having breathing difficulties.

But we are getting lost in the medical system. His allergist will not see him until he is 3 days without anti-hismines. As he needs the skin prick test. But offers no suggestion on how to get there  ???

Here is a link to my post on the reflux board,

Thank you so much for reading,

Charlotte ;D
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Re: 22 month old, Food allergies. Please help.....
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011, 12:56:59 pm »
Big (((hugs))) Charlotte :-* Dylan's only had one reaction that severe (with facial swelling and breathing involvement) and it was the scariest thing I've been through. I gave him benadryl and had his epipen sitting beside me just waiting. So big, big (((hugs)))

We had to go 3 days without antihistamines for our test too. It wasn't as challenging for us because we had a pretty good idea what he was allergic to, and the few things that we were uncertain about we avoided pretty easily.  Do you know what caused his severe reaction the other day? Your list above, was that was his diet is restricted to or just what he ate that day? Are the milk and crackers new at all? Or have anything in them that might have changed? Dylan once reacted to a deli meat that I knew was safe, he'd had it several times before... I check the ingredients and they had changed and said 'may contain traces of milk ingredients'.

Have you discussed blood tests with your allergist? We got both skin and blood testing done (allergist was worried that d's eczema would cause false positives on the skin test). Just thinking that if you have many things to test it is one needle prick for however many allergens you need, kwim? And Dylan couldn't get a scratch test for the mustard as the allergist didn't have a sample in office, so we had to do a blood test for that. And we had all of this done around 16mo, with a planned repeat around age 3.

More (((hugs))) Dealing with allergies is so challenging :-*
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