So my dd has a very long list of allergies and things she cant have.
Anyone else dealing with this, gone through it, did your child outgrow it?
Firtsly dd loves fruit, since she was a baby!
She doesnt really like anything sweet and if she has any she only has a bite and throws it away.
I thought this was great! Untill the allergies came, so far there is only 3 fruits that doesnt cause problems.
It only causes skin problems so far so shes allowed them when shes at home and eats it with a fork.
However one type of fruit makes her really ill.
But a few others to name are
Olive oil, certain sunscreens, honey. And that only the beginning
She also cant use soap so uses goats milk soap, but cant only use one brand of goats milk soap as shes had reactions to other brands.
Also she has everything cooked from scratch as most store prepared items cause grief for her - allergy and behaviour problems
So after finding another allergy this week im left wondering will it end or is this something that is going to be a lifestyle for her?
Obviously the costs are high as the brands she needs are expensive.
I dont want to try any more cheaper brands as id rather pay the higher price for what i know is working then keep hurting her body.
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17-05-2012 13:40 #1Caramelo
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3 yro allergic to life.... Anyone else?
17-05-2012 13:44 #2Caramelo
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If your child is now older and still has allergies, how do they feel about it?
I outgrew some of mine, but a few remained like allergies to medicene which drives me up the wall
17-05-2012 13:48 #3
Have you had specific allergy testing to work out what exactly is bothering her? It might be worthwhile so that you get a better idea of what is an allergy (possibly life threatening) and what is an intolerance (something that causes not so nice reactions but no necessarily life threatening). You will also need detailed allergy plans for future kinder/ school which you can only get after consulting doctors.
I have an intolerance and it has got worse with every exposure. Some allergies are like that too. My BIL had an allergy from childhood and he can now have small amounts without adverse reactions.
17-05-2012 14:20 #4Caramelo
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However he doesnt feel the need for any further testing.
He is pretty certain the fruits are from the acidics and citris and thinks the soaps and so on is just due to having very sensitive skin and seems to be fairly happy with leaving it at that.
Though i just keep to foods and brands i know are fine and dont venture far from them, it would be nice to find out if theres any more (without finding out first hand)
Its just a matter of finding a doctor who will do a full allergy test , iv been to 3 so far. Is there something else i should be saying to make them do more tests?
So far she has no medicene allergies like i do. I dont give her nuts, i have server reactions to them, throat constricting and so on so i just keep nuts away from them period.
It doesnt affect her emotional or affect her daily life so far, but shes just a toddler so i want to be able to make it as easy for her to live with a long list of cant haves as easy as possible.
17-05-2012 16:14 #5
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17-05-2012 17:13 #6
Put your foot down and make it clear to them what YOU want them to do.
My dd has a long list of allergies.. Not as many as yours though
We went to countless drs with her problems and it wasn't until one day that she went into anaphylaxis shock from egg that the Drs then had a rocket under there asses and did something about it.
A few of her allergies that have been diagnosed so far are
> milk (milk protein allergy)
> gluten (coeliac)
> some preservatives
She also gets shocking eczema which is definitely food and touch related.
We have also had problems with bath soaps ect and the only one that doesn't leave her swollen and rashes up is Alpha Keri intensive wash.. But all other Alpa Kerri ranges still leave her with a reaction??
Right now she is booked in to the royal children hospital in Brisbane for an extensive allergy test.
There also going to be doing gene testing to see why she has this many allergies, and if there is something more going on.
My dd had always eaten egg but one day her body just decided it would go into a anaphylaxis shock from it.
If the drs listened in the first place and did allergy testing like I had asked then maybe all this would have been sorted out sooner.
When she had that reaction it was absolutely terrifying.
See a different dr and be firm!
Do NOT leave until you get a referal to a peadi, allergy specialist ect.
Also start taking photos of your daughters reactions!
I have a folder full of photos of rashes, swelling, and bowel movements after she has eaten something that I know she has had a reaction to.
It has helped me in the long run when I have been up at the children's hospital and they can see exactly what's happens and they never get the impression I'm "over reacting"
Her specialist was quite convened over some of our pictures and others he wasn't so concerned over.
So it has helped us!
Keep a food diary!!
And a skin diary (as in what she has touched or bathed in that has caused an epidermis reaction)
Don't give up!
17-05-2012 18:07 #7Caramelo
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My other dd has no allergies or skin problems and the baby daddy has none either though he has a slight lactose intolerance.
I dont have a clue what to ask for clearly as the doctors just keep saying oh no shes had that test shes fine bla bla bla
The only reason we found the milk problem was by being fed up with shrugging shoulders and just changed the milk.
The only helpful thing gain was the soy- ok and honey- no.
So do i just say full allergy test or is it named something else?
I would really love to know why, WHY?????
Its like every week is a new one, so far nothing life threatening, though the sultanas make her very ill.
Theres a bit of a big ? On her whole life since conception - serverly sick through whole preg - in and out of hosp. No answers why
Then once born to today shes always been sick with something, glue ear, vomit, colds, the latest being school sores, hasnt slept through the night, still wakes regularly and screaming murder - yet not fully awake, just always something
From that my whole fam and i thought that maybe she was making me sick while in my tummy.
But 3 yrs later i find out im allergic to antibiotics/penicilin which i kept having through preg to make sickness go away, only though it made me so sick and had such a servere reaction that im lucky to be here
It took 3 yrs for a doctor to figure that out.
So answer to that - check
Now dd - no one has answers - even when she had a blood test when she was quite ill, it came back showing results of an extremely healthy child - and with her being hyper and happy all the time - the doctors are confused and send me on my way
So over it
17-05-2012 19:53 #8
I think your best bet it to go to a new dr.
Where do you live?
Might be worth while looking for some recommendations from other mums in your area, or even google "good GPs in *your area* children" and see if you get anything.
When you go just say to them you have been noticing your daughter has been having problems with allergies (over react If you have to) tell them there is a strong history of allergies with you (and any one else in the family)
Tell them you would like a referral to see an allergist, as you have been seeing quite frightening changes in your daughter after she has certain foods, and you are extremely worried if nothing is diagnosed now what the effects could be in the long term, or that these allergies could become more serious as time and consumption of the foods in question go by.
I would also say there are some foods (like nuts) that you have just been to frightened to try her on due to her reactions with other things.
Explain to the new dr that it's effecting your life, and your daughters.
Explain that you are very worried, and you would like a referral to see an allergist for an extensive allergy test.
Just stand your ground and make it clear that your reason for you visit today is to have a referral.
Don't take no for an answer.
By requesting one you might have to pay for the allergy test (my daughters was $300, there is a Medicare rebate)
After it came back she had allergies we were then able to go through the private system as a public patient and not pay.
I have recently had problems with GPs not giving me a referral to see a GYNO.
I have been having many many problems and I got extremely fed up of Being told it was nothing to worry about for years on end!
I got fed up, went to a GP I was crying I was so fed up and just told her flat out my reason for visiting is for a referral to a GYNO.
I got a referral and I'm going in for day surgery in a months time to remove suspected pre-cancerous cells, and then a month after that going into hospital for an operation or many things in my re-productive area that are causing serious problems.
The point of it all is, GPs don't seem to act sometimes for what ever reason.. Wether it be that they want you to keep going back to them and not another dr/specialist especially if your going through the public system as they don't get commissions ect.. I really don't know why people get such crap care from GPs.
If I didn't ask for a referral to a GYNO when I did who knows what would be happening to me now or what my future would be like.
My GYNO was extremely shocked I was referred 5 years ago when I first started having problems or even when I had problems with my self during pregnancy obviously due to something being wrong.
Don't give up!!
Try this time with asking for a referral, if that doesn't work make a complaint or try another dr..
Just an added thought could your Husband go with you to see the new Dr? If there are 2 parents telling the dr something is wrong he/she might be more inclined to listen.
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