HELP determining allergic reaction and to what?
Okay, guys...I'm feeling a little frustrated at this whole "MFA thing"...son was diagnosed with MFA 2 months ago..he's 13 mo.'s now! His Rast tests showed allergy to egg/peanut/wheat/dairy/rye/soy/banana...
Up til now, I've had a HARD time introducing new foods(trying to get SOMETHING new he can eat) because his typical reactions to food are a red rash around mouth, eczema on hands gets worse and itchy and he usually gets diaper rash.
With dairy he also gets VERY constipated...
This being said, I'm at a point today where I don't know WHAT the heck he's reacting to, but I know it's got to be "something"...he almost ALWAYS has a red itchy spot above his lip, but today, he's rubbing that like crazy, and he had a diaper rash this morning..I've been on hold NOT introducing new foods, waiting for symptoms to CALM/diaper rash to disappear...so he's not had ANY new foods in DAYS, other than chicken breast i just boiled? Could he be allergic to chicken breast? Has been eating chicken fine up until now...?
They say to wait a week or so before introducing another food, to let things calm down, etc. or that it may take a few days to start reacting? So, in our case, I feel like he'll be 18 before I finally figure out all the foods he's going to react to, cause I just feel like he's one big walking allergic reaction ALL the time?
Is it just me? I feel like I don't know what the H*LL I'm doing!
Do I give Benedryl EVERY time I think he's reacting to a food(just with rash) and then if it does NOT go away, he's not having an allergic reaction?
I"m just rambling, I know, but this is just so confusing and overwhelming for someone that has NOOOO experience with allergies to begin with and to have someone soooo young who can't tell you what they're feeling.. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Someone make me "sane" again.. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] PLEASE!
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