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    Thanks monnie. I am in Sydney. I haven't tried changing anything yet as we are getting ready to move house. Ds gets a bleeding nose sometimes too but seems happy and well otherwise so I don't know if its related.

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    Ask for a referral to a dietitian before you do try eliminating things, also speak with your GP. If you suspect ceoliacs for example you don't want to go eliminating gluten before you have tested for it because you will negate the test otherwise. Also when doing elimination diets it may be that you need to eliminate a group that covers a whole range of foods, but you still need to make sure you're meeting other dietary requirements, its much easier to navigate with someone professional helping you.

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    Good point Maia. I think I would be more comfortable talking to a professional first. I have a good gp who has lots of contacts with specialists. I guess because ds seems pretty much happy go lucky except for when he sleeps in the night I didn't think too much about it but its always been something in the back of my mind.

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    Hi Jontu - if you are in Sydney - get a referral to the RPAH allergy clinic - they have immunologist and dietcians, they go through everything on the day, first you see the immunologist, then have allergy testing and then see a dietician. I went last week - and they are really good - it is all bulk billed except for the dietician who charges a one off fee - you never have to pay anything again.

    After taking my history -they think my kids most likely have allergies/intolerances as well, so I'll be making an appointment for them too.

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    Thanks beebs. Would you mind letting me know what sort of testing they did? My ds is only 2yo so I don't want anything too traumatic such as blood test etc. his poos are runny sometimes but mostly they are soft and mushy - sorry tmi.

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    I have something different - not alleries, so they took bloods from me. But for allergies and intolerance they do a skin prick test - my DS1 had it when he was 3 and didn't bat an eye. I had it and was nervous about it, but it is like tiny little scratches.

    If they did want to do bloods - then you can get EMLA patches for $35 for two at the chemist, put them on the insides of the elbows and then they can't feel a thing. My boys have had so many blood tests (including when they were babies) that I've lost count. I made the mistake of not doing EMLA one time - never again. They are just brilliant.

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    We did the elimination diet initially and then followed up with a skin prick test. The skin prick test was pretty unessesary as we discovered pretty inconclusively which foods he was intolerant/allergic to with the elimination diet. With the elimination diet, we first cut out dairy, soy, wheat, eggs and gluten and tried to stick to a fresh unprocessed diet. We then waited a month then slowly introduced certain foods to see if there was a reaction. Some foods gave an instant reaction, some a delayed reaction...but it was pretty spot on with the skin prick test.

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    When we found out ds was allergic to peanuts I got a referral from the gp to a paediatrician who ordered a blood test. He was 2 at the time and it was awful.


 

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