If your child has an allergy to something, how did you find out? Rash? Diarrhea? Reflux?
We're now suspecting our 1 year old has food allergies but the only sign is that he just stops eating and drinking (perhaps due to gastritis or esophagitis). His cheeks get a little rosy sometimes too. Otherwise, everything seems so normal. Normal poops, no spit-up, no rashes... It's hard to figure this out when there is nothing really to observe!
Post by rainbowsockmonkey on Apr 14, 2016 10:25:51 GMT -5
Diaper rash that looked like a chemical/ sun burn after having dairy. Only started when WCM was introduced, was fine before that, but now any amount of diary will trigger it, even the needle poke from the allergy test caused it. She also gets a little eczema on the back of her knees when she consumes it.
DH's family has a strong history of atopic triad (eczema, food allergies, asthma). DS had head-to-toe eczema starting around 6 weeks old that we just could not keep under control. I tried elimination diet, but couldn't figure out all the allergens on my own (turns out when I cut one allergen, I started eating more of another, so we never saw improvement in his skin). At 6 months, we allergy tested and found allergies to egg, dairy, beef, and peanuts/tree nuts.
Oddly, at 18 mo, the only allergy that has showed improvement is his peanut allergy. Doc was surprised. Peanut is one of the easiest to eliminate from his diet, but the scariest for me in terms of anaphylaxis, so while I'm disappointed that egg/dairy/beef show no change, I will be super happy if the peanut allergy is completely gone by school age!
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