4 year old just diagnosed with LOTS of allergies.... help!

Molly - posted on 04/15/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My son just had a blood allergy test done after switching doctors. He's been sick for two mos, asthma and ear infections, sinus infections back to back. He's now on a steroid inhaler and albuterol everyday. Finally a doctor listened and ordered bloodwork. (up until this Feb he's never been on an antibiotic--ever). Turns out he's allergic to milk, eggs, soy, wheat, corn, sesame, peanuts....trees, grass, feathers, etc. etc. However, he's been eating all the above all his life other than being lactose intolerant/soy intolerant while on formula. Any ideas what's going on? Any input? We have an appt with an allergist in two weeks, but do eliminate these food from his diet now? Does this sound like Celiac disease or gluten allergy to anyone??

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Diane - posted on 12/07/2010

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I would try giving lots of probiotics & see if it helps at all. I would have to assume it has something to do with the medications, especially the antibiotics.

Stephanie - posted on 08/07/2010

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Its hard to tell. We had the same problem and found out our daughter cant take in any foods at all except medical food It is important to talk to your doctor before stopping or starting foods. Be stronge time will only tell. By experiance they will do a lot more tests before they really can know anything. .

Sarah - posted on 07/29/2010

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I just found out my 1yr old is allergic to eggs, peanut/tree nuts and corn, food coloring and an intolerance to dairy! Can I just say that the corn is by far the WORST of them all. I had NO IDEA that basically everything we eat including toothpaste, body wash etc is corn based. If anyone has any food/snack suggestions please let me know!!!

Kyla - posted on 06/11/2010

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The blood test can be misleading especially if you dont talk to an allergist about the results. I had it done on my son. You can get a positive result but the number can be low and that means its possible that he doesnt have a reaction from the allergy you are goingt to have to do a food elimination diet you start by taking all the foods he tested positive to and then slowly you reintroduce them back into his diet you will have to do one food at a time for about a week or two then take a week off like when you introduced foods to him when he was a baby. If he doesnt have a reaction to the food you probably dont have to eliminate it from his diet permently. Good Luck

Karina - posted on 05/29/2010

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My baby is 11 months old. He also has a reaction to Milk, soy, peanuts, and wheat. The first thing you should do is start reading labels. Sometimes whats gluten free is not soy free. Some rice milks contain soy. I think I make myself go crazy the first two months trying to find foods that he'll be able to eat. I now cook all of his food from scratch. I have becpme the chef in the house. LOL. No more procesed foods. My family has lost about 10 lbs to eating much healthier foods.

Stephanie - posted on 04/30/2010

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MY daughter is the same way she has to be on Elecare. and a feeding tube. she will be two in June. Dont try any foods with out your doctors ok. Have you guys tried organic fruits and veggie? It is hard finding foods that wont make kids like ours sick. They stopped letting my daughter have any foods at all hopping if we let her body wait a year or two it will out grow them. I hope this helps. And if you have any questions let me know. Try one ingerdiant foods .

Shannon - posted on 04/26/2010

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We went through a similar thing with my daughter. It seemed like she was allergic to everything! We noticed her health improve immediately with diet changes. If I were you I would start a diet of rice made products right away. I would stay away from everything you can that hes allergic to. Especially peanuts!! The health food stores like trader joes have rice milk, rice bread, and rice pasta. I understand when you say he has always had these foods. I think you will start to notice what foods cause which reactions in time. For instance, wheat caused my daughters asthma to get worse and chocolate was the culprit for bright red checks. Milk gave her bad gas problems. It will take time to work it all out, and an allergist will make a big difference. I would talk to him about celiac and gluten allergies, just to voice your concern. Our allergist has been so helpful. You will be happy to know our daughter is 7 now and has outgrown most of her allergies. She has milk and wheat now with no problems. We do carry an epi-pen jr. because of her peanut allergy, but have never used it. It can be daunting at first, changing how to shop, cook and eat differently, but it will get easier.

Jessica - posted on 04/17/2010

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gluten allergy I don't believe has anything to being allergic to dairy products. That's gotta be rough having a child with all those allergies on top of being lactose intolerant. I know what it's like to have a child very lactose intolerant. My son just turned 4 and just recently has been able to eat regular cheese and milk chocolate in moderation. If it is gluten intolerance there are things on the market for it just like there is lactose intolerance

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