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    Hi all just wondering if it's possible for my 2 year old to just develop an allergy to foods that she used to eat before ? ? The last 2 days she has been getting these white bite like marks an the come and go, took her to the doctor today and said that is was an allergic reaction and to eliminate foods that I think are causing it. Not really helpful in my opinion,

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    Sorry to hear your dd has been poorly. It's also frustrating and distressing for you that the gp has not been helpful. In answer to your question, yes it is perfectly possible for an allergy or sensitivity to develop after time, in fact as far as I am aware it is quite common. Something to also consider is that it could also be toiletries or washing powder that dd has reacted to.
    I'm not sure of the best way to go about it but there are certain groups of foods that can cause reactions. Dairy,wheat, citrus fruits and strawberries are classic examples.
    I would also be looking for medical guidance with regards to whether or not your dd could develop a more severe reaction that could require an epi pen.
    I hope some other hubbers can provide further guidance

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    Definitely possible!
    I developed an intolerance to salicylates and sulphites when I was about 15. Now I can't tolerate sulphites at all, anaphylactic reaction!

    There are elimination and challenge diets you can try if it is definitely food related. It's a shame your GP wasn't more helpful.

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    Yes, it's possible to develop an allergy after a previous non-allergic exposure.
    In fact, you have to have been exposed to the allergen (or something mightily similar in chemical structure) before you can become allergic, so the first exposure to anything is normally perfectly fine.

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    Yep totally possible. As a young kid I never had any allergies, Xmas day when I was 8 I ate a ton of prawns like every other xmas and when into anaphylactic shock. Now I'm deadly allergic to them! since them I've developed allergies to codeine, morphine, and developed chronic hayfever caused by dogs, cats, birds, grass and dust, I've also become lactose intolerant. My Dr has said that allergies that develop after gradual exposure (like my prawns) are generally stuck with you for life were as allergies that develop really early or always have been iykwim can be grown out of sometimes. my eldest used to be allergic to bananas but he grew out of it and now eats them by the kilo lol

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    Also, there may be a chance it's not food related. I'd be thinking about asking your doctor for a skin scratch test. Which will tell you if she's allergic to the things they expose her to like grass seeds, soap etc generally everyday allergen stuff.

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    Thanks all I am really scratching my head about it still .. ! It usually only comes up on her hands and on her legs, sometimes her face, definatley hives, mainly early morning?! I just don't know what it is that is causing it and they don't seem to bother her iv kept an eye on it these last few days thanks for your replies i think I might go see a better doctor! <3


 

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