Help with newly diagnosed allergies, please???

Briana - posted on 04/19/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My soon-to-be 4 year old son has dealt with allergies, eczema, and asthma since he was diagnosed with RSV and a milk allergy around 2 months old. Recently, I felt his pediatricians weren't giving him the help that he needed- they kept misdiagnosing him and prescribing unnecessary drugs (a total of 8 at one point), which resulted in a trip to the ER with tachycardia.



After that terrifying incident, I took it upon myself to find him a specialist; and, apparently, just in the nick of time. Once his pediatrician realized I had called in a specialist, they thought it would be a good idea to go ahead and send him to get an allergy blood test.



We got the results back last Tuesday, but our appointment with the Allergist isn't until the end of May. He is already prescribed Singulair and Clairitin daily, a Ventolin inhaler as needed, and now an EpiPen Jr.



This is what his allergen report said:



Immunoglobulin E test result= 444 H

Peanut (F13) IGE= 0.88 H

Maize/Corn (F8) IGE= 1.38 H

Sesame Seed (F10) IGE= 0.40 H

Hickory/Pecan Tree (T22) IGE= 0.37 H

Maple (Box Elder) (T1) IGE= 14.90 H

Birch (T3) IGE= 69.20 H

Cat Dander (E1) IGE= 39.80 H

Dog Dander (E5) IGE= 5.32 H

Oak (T7) IGE= >100 H

Elm (T8) IGE= 2.09 H

Rough Pigweed (W14) IGE= 0.82 H

Nettle (W20) IGE= 1.16 H



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Patricia - posted on 12/13/2012

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I have no idea what these numbers mean as it has been way too long since we had our Daughter tested, but I do know a change in diet is key and the first step.



Then just cutting down on other things. You cannot protect him from everything, but try to tackle those allergies that cause him the most grief first.



It is a gradual slow process, but can be done.



Our doctor sent us to a nutritionist and that helped me to get started. It helped having a Whole Foods in our town too.



I am upset because since we moved to AL from Ca I cannot find the same foods that she enjoyed and could tolerate.



It has been a challenge finding things she can eat without getting sick.

Www.SensitiveSweets.com - posted on 04/26/2012

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My son has the same issues and we were able to control everything with diet. On windy days you will need to keep him indoors and limit his exposure to pets. I highly recommend that you remove all the food allergens. An affective test for eczema is the skin test and it does not hurt your child and gives you clear results in 15 minutes. You can read a great blog on how to treat eczema on Sensitive Sweets website. Its a allergy-free bakery that makes bread and cakes for those with severe for sensitivities.

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