18month old alergic to EGGS, Milk, Chicken, Beef, Wheat, rice & potatoes.. what else do i feed him??

Rachel - posted on 02/03/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hello,

I had my son tested for alergies and he is allergic to nearly everything except for vegatbles and pork. He tested positive to, eggs, milk, chicken, beef, rice, potatoes, wheat, grass, dust, and dust mites feces. He has a constant runny nose and diareah on a regular basis. I am not sure what else to feed him, he is so young. Because of the egg and rice alergy, i am unable to buy substitute, rice milk, or any kind of pasta or breads. Most cearals I have read are out of the question. I am look for other grain and bean alternatives I could try that might help increase his protein intake. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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Trisha - posted on 02/20/2009

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Not a problem.  I'm glad you liked the blog.  The link below shows pictures of a patch test which will explain it well.   However this is a contact dermatitis test so they aren't looking for food allergies but one's caused by things like lotion or cat hair.



Make sure you find a pediatric allergist comfortable with patch testing and treating food allergies.  



And I've discovered when dealing with teachers the best thing to do is to supply her with her favorite drink of choice on the morning she's going to bake with the kiddo's.  It's amazing how much a latte or coke will help smooth the path!  Plus several of my tricks for baking with allergic kids are stolen from regular cookbooks.  Substituting applesauce for eggs is frequently suggested for people trying to avoid cholesterol or fat.



Hope you are having a good week.



Trisha



Patch test link:



http://dermnetnz.org/procedures/patch-te...

Rachel - posted on 02/19/2009

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thank you so much for all this information.  I found you blog to be rather helpful  I wanted to know about the patches? what are they?  How do they work.



I will most definatly looking to buy the book and I see a peadic specialist next week to see if she can help me with diet planning as well.  In the mean time i wanted to say, I am excited to pass along some of the baking recipes to my daycare lady becuase she loves to bake with kids twice a week and she always complains becuase dallin cant have any so she will happy about that.



Thanks again for all the help



talk to you soon



Rachel

Tania - posted on 02/18/2009

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How was he tested? Via a scratch test or stool samples?



Most allergies can be diminished by using probiotics - find yourself a nutritionist (who will usually be trained in naturopathy too) and they will help you find life at the end of the tunnel.



My son and I are coeliac's with lactose intolerance - it's what made me study natural therapies.

JoAnna - posted on 02/17/2009

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Dear Rachel,



so sorry to hear that your son has so manny  enviromental and food allergies!! I know how it is being born with so manny and manny health complications. I know why FINNALY why I have these problems but in the meantine I still need to stay away from manny things.....



 



I am a professional Chef and have found using Millet and Arrowroot and Buckwheat (this is gluten free) andSorghum Flour among a vast number of other things I am able to still make things like I used to proffesionaly. And allot of people who cannot have chicken eggs can have Duck eggs (duck eggs do not contain sulfur). Allot of ppl use bean flours as well to make breads ands such I cannot but I have made for other people. If you have any questions are need recipe ideas (I need to start writting things down lol) responde back!!!



_JoAnna_

Karen - posted on 02/15/2009

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I'm not sure what family barley is in, but my son is allergice to oatmeal, rice, and wheat as well, but not to barley. I would ask your doctor first just to make sure.

Paige - posted on 02/12/2009

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My son has a wheat/gluten allergy as well as eggs and other stuff. For pasta, I use corn pasta and I get him tapioca loaf for bread. You can get these at any whole foods or wegmans, just check the label for the bread b/c I'm not sure if it contants rice flour. Can he have fish? If he can, that's a healthy choice of meat for him. Good luck!

Trisha - posted on 02/03/2009

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Please check out my blog.  My son Landon was diagnosed about a year ago with numerous food allergies.  I started a blog with all my favorite recipes.  I have done tons of research to make sure that those recipes fill in those nutritional gaps that these kids frequently have.



He can eat almost every recipe I have posted so far.  I would highly recommend the Super Smoothie and the Granola Bar Recipes to get you started and get his tummy feeling better.  



Is there any reason not to use almond, soy or hemp milks?  I know of brands of each of these that don't contain rice.  I would try a hemp protein powder for the smoothies.  Hemp is a fantastic source of omega-3's which will help his allergies over-all.  



Since he's not allergic to corn, you should try the quinoa pasta linked below.  On my site I have links to everything you need to make a easy pesto pasta dinner.  



I have a bread machine bread recipe on my site. And introduce that little person to Sunbutter--it's a nut-butter made from sunflower seeds.  He can have PB and J again!  Great dense source of protein and fat!  



I have found both of these brands at Super Target and of course Whole Foods.  



 



http://www.sunbutter.com/



 



http://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Harvest-Qu...



My site:



http://funkyfoodallergies.blogspot.com/



 



Feel free to post a comment on my site if you have any questions!



Trisha

Tiffany - posted on 02/03/2009

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Hi Rachel,

When my son was first diagnosed with his food allergies, we sought out a good pediatric nutritionist. She was able to work with us for several months and she helped guide us to different foods that our son could eat. We also found the people at our local health food store to be very helpful. I would go in at off times and they would spend hours helping me find things that were safe for my son.



Do you know if there is a "parents of kids with food allergies" support group in your area? There is one where I live and this group has been quite valuable to us over the last 6 years.



Take care and hang in there.

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