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Follow-up on Daughter

Posted by
Sally Fields [6.671] on April 20, 2005 at 08:49:53:

Hello everyone. I just wanted to give you a follow-up on my 8 year old daughter. If you recall, she has had strep throat 28 times since Kindergarten. We found out she is allergic to so many foods, (thanks to Dr. Stoll and many of you who suggested getting her allergy tested). Since we have taken her off of these foods, she is fine. Right now, we are doing a test--give her something she is allergic to every 3 days and see what her reaction is. Boy, does she have reactions!!! This test really lets you know her reactions. Everything has given her reactions, except chicken!! Maybe that one was a false/positive. (Hopefully). Her reactions have been bad, big rashes, hives, bad stomach aches, watery, itchy, red eyes, runny nose, ect. Her biggest reaction yet was to peanuts. Second was to dairy. With the peanuts, she had a small bag of them, went outside, came back in 10-15 minutes later, and her eye was literally swollen shut!! I couldn't believe it. It was totally fine when she went outside. When she came back in, it was almost closed, swollen above it, below it, and on it. Water was oozing from it. Totally red. Gave her Benadryl and eye drops, and it went back down through the night. I know she is very allergic to pollen and environmental stuff also, but when she doesn't eat something she is allergic to, her eyes don't do this when she is outside, but when she does eat something she is allergic too, her eyes and nose are bad. Maybe her bad reaction is a combination of the two?? Especially the peanuts!! Anyway we go back to the allergist tomorrow, and hopefully he will tell us what we are going to do. Because it is so hard to find stuff for her to eat, she is allergic to everything. She is basically eating the same foods every day. She plays softball, so it is really hard at games for her to eat, others get hotdogs, ect,. at the concession stand. A few times she has gotten something there too, before I could stop her--and she had reactions. School is hard too. She cannot go on avoiding all of these foods, there is just too many. But, the good news is she has not been sick in so long!!!!! This is the longest she has ever gone without having strep throat!! If only we would have figured this out sooner!! Thank you for all of your advice and help. Sorry so long!!
Sally Fields



Re: Follow-up on Daughter

Posted by Michele [15.1774] on April 20, 2005 at 08:55:43:

In Reply to: Follow-up on Daughter posted by Sally Fields [6.671] on April 20, 2005 at 08:49:53:

Please start her on a diet that will help her intestinal health.

I've been doing this with my son and he overcame most of his allergies. It isn't a quick fix, but the benefits do appear within a few weeks to a small extent.



Re: Follow-up on Daughter

Posted by
Sally Fields [20.671] on April 20, 2005 at 10:10:19:

In Reply to: Re: Follow-up on Daughter posted by Michele [15.1774] on April 20, 2005 at 08:55:43:

Hi Michelle,

What is the diet that will help her with her intestional health?? Please explain. Your advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks,.
Sally



Re: Follow-up on Daughter

Posted by Daisy [434.222] on April 20, 2005 at 15:01:20:

In Reply to: Re: Follow-up on Daughter posted by Sally Fields [20.671] on April 20, 2005 at 10:10:19:

Hi Sally,
L-glutamine might be a good supplement to start with. It repairs the intestinal lining. I think the theory with allergies and leaky gut syndrome (LGS) is that food molecules make it out into the blood stream before they're properly digested. If you can heal the leaky gut, you prevent this from happening and her body won't have allergic reactions to the undigested food.
Take a look in the archives for more information about LGS and how to treat it.
Take care,
Daisy

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Re: Follow-up on Daughter TESTIMONIAL

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.1889] on April 21, 2005 at 07:22:36:

In Reply to: Follow-up on Daughter posted by Sally Fields [6.671] on April 20, 2005 at 08:49:53:

Thanks, Sally.

Welcome to a larger world. With this severe a problem I would not trust a plain allergist to deal with it but see a clinical ecologist who is also a board certified allergist!

Let us know how she does. Isn't it interesting that all these "infections" were treated with antibiotics rather than looking for the cause?????

Walt

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