FOOD ALLERGIES!!! Son tested positive for many, many food allergies.

Meghan - posted on 04/15/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )

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So I just did a blood test on my 9 month old son and found out that he's allergic to A LOT! I suspected because he couldn't handle my breast milk, and the only thing he can somewhat handle is Alimentum, and he has terrible eczema alllll over his body. Even when I'm just giving him fruits and vegetables his eczema acts up. He tested positive for: Wheat, egg whites, soy, peanuts, coconut, beef, milk! I need some help here and feel very defeated because I don't know anyone else experiencing anything like this. Does anyone have any experience or help, or know anyone who might? Thanks so much!

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Jenah_best17 - posted on 10/08/2014

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My son is allergic to milk and he also had eczema before the doctor switched him to alimentum.

Sylvia - posted on 04/28/2014

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My grandaughter is allergic to all dairy, corn rice wheat some vegetables, is very hard to find foods

Tamika - posted on 01/24/2013

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i read a recipe somewhere that uses cider vinegar...not sure what it is but a place to start

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We have had multiple allergy problems to deal with. First of all. Let me encourage you, some of them may pass! My son was allergic to tomatoes and citrus. Tomatoes are relatively easy to avoid, but citrates are not! He was even allergic to the washing powder, and shampoo!
It has gone now though - he is 11. It was really bad when he was 4, and he has gradually grown out of it.
Drinking lots of water and eating lots of non-refined foods helped him recover.
Check out Udo's oil, and high raw vegan diets. You may not have to do it forever, but getting good nutrition will help his body overcome its problems. We eat very little processed food, almost no fizzy drinks and loads of water.
Olive oil and aloe Vera gel are very soothing for eczema - both may sting slightly initially, but both help.

Sarah - posted on 11/19/2012

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Check out this blog - www.thetastyalternative.com

She has numerous allergy friendly (and kid friendly) recipes and will probably have some good advice for you.

Alex - posted on 11/16/2012

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Hello! I am a working mother of 3, 2 of which are special needs. We have a ton of food sensitivies. The one thing that I am having trouble with is find a substitute for yeast. Does anyone have one? I really appreciate the feedback! Thanks!

Julie - posted on 10/09/2012

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I know this post is a couple of years old, but if you're still looking for recipes and information, my blog may be able to help you out. It's designed to give recipes and information for those who have or who care for those with 1 to all of the top 8 allergens. Here's the main page: http://naturalandfree.blogspot.com/ . There is also an allergy-friendly stocks/broths/bullions page, a alternative names for gluten and gluten/wheat-free links page, an alternative names for soy and soy-free foods page and a page that helps you know how to make substitutions to recipes to make them more allergy-friendly that may come in very handy for you.



Some other links you may find helpful:

SoDelicious: http://www.sodeliciousdairyfree.com/ (They have a lot of non-dairy, allergy-friendly options.)

EnjoyLife: http://www.enjoylifefoods.com/#page=page... (I've heard awesome things about this company!)

Earth Balance: http://www.earthbalancenatural.com/ (They also have a lot of non-dairy, allergy-friendly options.)

GF King Arthur Flour: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/glutenfre... (I love this company because the head GF baker is gluten-intolerant, so you know it tastes good! :) )



I hope this helps (even if it is a little late getting to you). :) Best wishes to you, and fell free to contact me at any time. I'm willing to help in any way that I can. :)

User - posted on 04/01/2012

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Try some of my recipes. Will be good. I had the same problem. My kids have food allergies. I have a blog with recipes for kids, and some craft for them.



Idealhousewife.wordpress.com

Tiffany - posted on 12/14/2011

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Your doctor didn't direct you to a specialist of any sort or any websites? With this many food allergies I'd be extremely nervous feeding my child (as I'm sure you are). There are far too many foods out there with things I had no idea existed in them. Wish I could help but I'd go to my doctor/nurse so they could direct you to someone who specializes in this.

Sonya - posted on 11/14/2011

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Its overwhelming at first , but you have all these wonderful mums who have paved the way... it does get easier.
My son was diagnosed with severe allergies to peanuts, treenuts, wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, rice, corn, oats, chicken, potato, peas, lupin, peaches, fish and shellfish.
He was covered in eczema, it was awful. Neocate was a lifesaver for us. Within 3 weeks, eczema went and he got his baby skin back. From there, i gradually introduced one food at a time. Its been a long journey but he has grown out of so many allergies. If you need recipes, I can help you out. It is achievable, you are already in th eright place. Such a wealth of knowledge and resources.
Check out my boy now (picture with his 5th birthday cake - wheat, egg, dairy, nut free) http://www.allergysave.com

Katie - posted on 11/11/2011

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I have a 3 year old who's list of food and environmental allergies is ever growing. One thing I wish I had learned about when she was first diagnosed with food allergies wastht, because her system is so sensitive, she easily develops new allergies to anything she eats daily. Since learning the the book The Ultimate Food Allergy Cookbook and Survival Guide which talks about a rotation diet and gives easy recipies has been super helpful. In terms of costs! I've found this book to help cut down on what I was spending on expensive, special foods because making things yourself with recipes that actually taste decent is much cheaper.

I also would suggest Neocate formula. In the US after the child turns 1 you often need a specialist to get involved in order for health insurance to cover it but for a long time it was the only thing my daughter could tolerate. Good luck!

April - posted on 11/10/2011

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Well I just took my little boy back to the dr. at UK and they were supposed to give him the foods he was allergic to but he was so badly broken out that they wouldn't do it..and now they are testing him for Cystic Fibrosis and Celiac disease?..and I am so worried and impatiently awaiting the phone call from the lab results..I am scared..

Selena - posted on 11/06/2011

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My daughter is almost 3 and allergic to many things, as well. She is allergic to all the same things as your son, except subtract the meat allergy and add a few more. I know it can seem overwhelming, but there really are other foods to eat in the world, besides the ones we're used to eating. :) You will probably end up with a handful of safe foods, but if you have a Whole Foods around you, or even a decent grocery store, you should be able to find Gluten-Free flour mixes to whip up your own bread, muffins, etc. I can get lost for hours Googling allergen-free recipes.

Please check out my blog, to see our journey: http://amazingandatopic.blogspot.com

I know 9 months is too young, but in a few months, you should definitely consider hemp milk. My daughter has been drinking it since she was around 19 months old and it has been amazing for her. http://amazingandatopic.blogspot.com/p/h...

Sorry to keep pointing you to my blog, but it's just easier than re-typing. ;)

Big ((((((HUGS))))) to you and I promise it will get better with time, as you get used to navigating the aisles, reading the labels, etc. I'm not sure where you live, but you can search for a local support group or check out the other forums on BabyCenter.com and Kidswithfoodallergies.com. Getting in touch with other moms can be very helpful and show you that you are not alone!

April - posted on 10/21/2011

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I am having the same problem..my son is 3 almost 4 and he has always been very tiny and complained of belly aches..I got fed up and made the dr check him for everything cause of his belly and everything came back good..finally I decided to take him to the allergist..he is allergic to wheat, soy, corn, peanuts, walnuts, sesame seeds..and it is hard to find foods that dont have those item in it..and not to mention they are not cheap..we cant afford it he is going to another dr november 7 hopefully gonna see if he can have any of these foods..and he has this swallowing thing like as if he is clearing his throat..i am a little concerned as to whether he is having a little bit of problems breathing..he says he is fine but I worry :(

Morgan - posted on 04/15/2010

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I work in a preschool where food allergies are very common. I have them myself but unfortunately it was adult onset. In many cases, young children outgrow their food allergies by the time they are school aged. It's difficult to shop for foods that are wheat free because just about anything packaged has flour in it. Great alternatives are rice and corn and you might even look into quinoa but you'll have to read the labels carefully or better yet, prepare all your sons meals at home, that way you know exactly what is in it. There was a boy in my classroom that could eat baked goods with egg whites in them but he couldn't eat anything where the egg white was exposed like french toast. You may want to check that detail out with your pediatrician as well. You mentioned breastfeeding in your post. I wonder if you cut soy and dairy from your diet, that maybe you would be able to get your son back to the breast. I have read countless articles on the advantages over allergies that breastfeeding has. Speaking from experience, it is a difficult and lonely journey but you'll reach a point where you are able to overcome the challenges that food allergies impose.

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Hi there, Cory is allergic to Wheat, Eggs, Rye and Peanuts.



Cory had eczema over his face, head, back and chest, and behinds his arms and legs, but as soon as i took the wheat out of his diet the eczema cleared up.



You may find that he is also reacting to certain fruits and veges. Cory cant have strawberries, pineapple or kiwifruit.



Have you seen the pead yet about your results...being allergic to soy and milk, that doesnt leave a lot apart from neocate (hypo allergnic formula)...i am not sure where in the world you are but here in new zealand we have to see a pead to get the subsidy for the neocate.



there is also a great website www2.everybody.co.nz



and they are a great allergy section and forum where the girls are awesome.

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