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    I thought the theory was delaying introducing nuts was a problem ? I think they used to say not to give nuts before age 2 but over the years nut allergies increased not decreased whereas now its recommended from 6 months any food goes ( except honey)

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    I'm still looking into everthing so don't know all the theories out there.

    Oh, I had faith in probiotics but this doesn't sound promising. Can I ask which probiotics you gave Angels4me? and how frequently etc?

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    2 out of my 3 children have but allergies, both born vaginally.
    There's so many theories about the cause of allergies, so much research being done. There's links between Vit D deficiency and allergies, the "hygiene" theory, also studies about the frequency pregnant women consumed common allergens.
    I know there's studies where patients are given increasingly larger amount of their trigger food (starting with microscopic amounts) on a regular basis. Those with peanut allergies go on to live without potential anaphylaxis but only if they eat a peanut every day of their lives.
    Anyway, my 2 that have allergies also have eczema and hayfever. My eldest will be 6 in May. She has outgrown dairy, soy and egg allergies, but is allergic to macadamias, almonds and hazelnuts. DS turned 2 in November and has just been tested, he is allergic to dairy, soy, egg, peanuts and almonds. He has not had an anaphylactic reaction but is covered in hives and his eyelids and lips swell up if he even has a drop of milk make contact with his skin.

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    My DS was a VB. A water birth. He was breastfed till he was over 2years. I ate nuts whilst pregnant. He started off reacting to small amounts of peanut butter with hives aged 10 months. This happened maybe 4 times.

    At age 2 I gave him a small amount of satay and his lips swelled. It's quite common for reactions to get worse with increased exposure rather than better. He had a blood test, then referred to an allergist. He carries an Epi pen.

    His first skin prick test at age 2 showed he extremely allergic to peanuts. His last test age 6 showed his wheal measurement went from 20+ to 6. So it has decreased but he still is at risk of anyphalaxis. Hopefully he'll be one of the 20% that outgrows his allergy. He is only allergic to peanuts. He can eat all other nuts

    I'd be reluctant to give more peanuts in the hope they outgrow their allergy

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    I would wait until you speak to a specialist. Peanut allergies can worsen and you need to be careful with what methods you take to try & help them outgrow it. My DS carries an epi-pen for his allergy & doesn't look like he will be outgrowing it anytime soon!

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    And my DS was born vaginally!

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    I'm learning a lot from this thread. Thank you all for your input.

    Both my daughters have very similar allergies. One was vaginal, one csec so it can't really be that. I think I ate nuts with both pregnancies and can't say I'm one of these people who always clean either. Although I don't get out in the sun as much as I'd like (depending on how hot it is and what other things we have to do) I think we'd get adequate vit d.

    I really want to find a reason or something I can do about it. I have read giving nuts in small amounts to overcome it. I'm trying to find out about these 20% that have overcome it (nut allergy) but without much success.

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    Please only ever do an allergy challenge under hospital supervision, don't try with minute amounts and build up if you don't know what reaction they get.

    There is a case of a girl in the US with so many allergies who did a very controlled challenge of mini amounts, increased over time, but they were also giving her a certain drug after each mouthful as well and was done in hospital.

    She now needs to expose herself to the allergens each day to ensure her body hasn't forgotten they are okay for her to eat.


    Me 31, He 35, DD 22 months, Bub #2 due 22 September 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowdrop View Post
    I'm still looking into everthing so don't know all the theories out there.

    Oh, I had faith in probiotics but this doesn't sound promising. Can I ask which probiotics you gave Angels4me? and how frequently etc?
    He has Babybiotic by Bioceuticals and has it once a day, it's not cheap at about $35 a bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allie Pallie View Post
    Please only ever do an allergy challenge under hospital supervision, don't try with minute amounts and build up if you don't know what reaction they get.

    There is a case of a girl in the US with so many allergies who did a very controlled challenge of mini amounts, increased over time, but they were also giving her a certain drug after each mouthful as well and was done in hospital.

    She now needs to expose herself to the allergens each day to ensure her body hasn't forgotten they are okay for her to eat.


    Me 31, He 35, DD 22 months, Bub #2 due 22 September 2014.
    I agree, don't ever try to cure allergies at home!


 

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