Crystal - posted on 02/25/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
My dd has always had problems with eczema and we never knew why. We made numerous trips the the dermatologist when she was still an infant and tried creams, lotions, etc. We changed soaps, laundry detergent, lotion...almost every household product! Nothing helped. Finally I decided to eliminate foods and what a difference it made. Turns out she was sensitive to apples..one of her first juices and fruits cuz I thought it was "safe". She may have been sensitive to milk too now that I look back. Now at 4 1/2 years old we know she has a long list of not only food sensitivities that make her eczema flair up, but some pretty serious allergies as well. Any fish or shell fish...even just the smallest amount has her covered in hives. One time her lips were so swollen that my husband had to take her to the ER cuz I thought she wouldn't be able to breath. She is also allergic to strawberry...even the artificial strawberry flavored snacks can sometimes give her hives. I never realized how popular strawberry flavor was in kid snacks before, but it's so hard to find things she can eat that she likes. She doesn't care for much chocolate...which is fine, cuz it triggers the eczema if she has too much of it. Sometimes I think she lives on chicken nuggets and hot dogs though. Anyway...I was just wondering if there were other moms out there who deal not only with food allergies, but food sensitivities? I also suffer from food allergies/sensitivities, and it's so frustrating lately finding foods that everyone in our family can all eat and enjoy.