Sara - posted on 01/18/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
My almost 1 year old son was diagnosed with multiple food allergies at around 9 1/2 months. We took him to an allergist, against the advice of our doctor (who said that sometimes it's better NOT to know what your child is allergic to, since we can't treat them!), and they tested him for 12 things, and he ended up being allergic to 8 of the 12. He's allergic to cats, dogs, peanuts, dairy, soy, eggs (yolk & white), and oats.
My concern is that he has more allergies. Though he no longer has open sores on his face, and he does not break out in hives, he will still get small rashes on his face after eating certain foods. I have not pin pointed which other foods do this to him.
My question is...how did you determine ALL of your child's food allergies? Did they get tested more than once? Did you use trial and error? I want to be aware of all of his allergies, but I'm just not sure what the best way is to find this out.
Thanks for your suggestions and experiences.