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Posted on: Wed, 02/27/2002 - 6:32am
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Just thought I should do a little introduction. We've just learned that our 14 mo. old is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts and eggs per his skin test. However, I suspect that he is allergic to some other foods as well since he has had one bad break out since we halted all the problem foods and his excema continues unabated. Do the rashes ever go away???? I have read many posts, joined FAAN, found POFAK and bought three of the books that were recommended on this site, but I still haven't found away to make his rash go away so I'm a bit sad. I'll keep reading though and see if I can figure it out. Thanks to all of you who've taken the time to post about your own experiences, I've learned more over the past few days than I could ever have hoped to.

Posted on: Wed, 02/27/2002 - 6:42am
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Welcome! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] (You've come to the right place!)
If it is any consolation (and I know it isn't really [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] when your baby is miserable) some of the kids with this "atopic" gene just HAVE eczema. Always.
(SO it may be that you really haven't "missed" anything... )
Everything from scratchy clothes to the wrong perfume in a laundry detergent STILL causes ME nasty flare ups of itchy, rashy skin- never mind my young child, whose sensitivity obviously outstrips mine.
On the other hand, we had a similar situation with our daughter for about a year, and eliminating everything she was even possibly allergic to (food-wise) DID seem to clear it up in about one week. Trouble was that it came at too high a price nutritionally, in our allergist's opinion. So we use OTC cortisone creams which keep the worst of it in check, and try to limit dairy and grain consumption as best we can.
You may be very disturbed to see how many places eggs can hide in processed foods, however! We had less trouble that way once we eliminated both the "toddler" foods and also commercial baking mixes of all types.
Keep reading- you'll learn and think about things you would never have wondered about on your own! (And that's usually a good thing!) [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 02/27/2002 - 8:44am
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Corvallis Mom,
I feel better and worse! I decided today to cut all processed foods for a week. We have a breadmaker and I am using GM flour, other than that he'll be eating meats, fruits and veggies. I understand the nutritional issues, we are cutting milk and cheese for a day or two to see if that makes a difference. I wouldn't want to cut them off for long though- I don't have any alternate sources of calcium that he will actually eat. My next fret is whether or not the skin lotions I choose for him will sting or not. Oh well, another day another challenge. I never realized how horid "dry skin" could be!

Posted on: Wed, 05/26/2004 - 1:12am
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Hi Renee
Welcome to the board.

Posted on: Wed, 05/26/2004 - 2:09am
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always nice to have a new 'face' around.
welcome!
sarah

Posted on: Fri, 11/30/2007 - 9:10pm
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Glad you came out of "lurking." The site is very helpful, informative and great people here.

Posted on: Sat, 12/01/2007 - 5:36am
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Welcome!

Posted on: Mon, 12/03/2007 - 2:18am
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Hi, Welcome
My son is 5 as well, although we didn't find out about his allergies until he was 3. I had avoided nuts for him due to a cousin with nut allergies. I thought I was being over protective.

Posted on: Mon, 12/03/2007 - 6:56am
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Welcome...I have a nephew in Las Vegas with a peanut allergy ...he is also 5 years old

Posted on: Tue, 05/29/2007 - 1:12am
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Hello and welcome, Gabby! Glad you found us, although I'm sorry for the cause. I would say it definitely sound like a food allergy - the "spicy" tongue is a key symptom. Here a guide from FAAN about how a young child might describe an allergyic reaction:
[url="http://www.foodallergy.org/school/childdescribe.pdf"]http://www.foodallergy.org/school/childdescribe.pdf[/url]
Is there any specific information you're interested in? There are a lot of families that are dealing with multiple food allergies on this forum. I've found the threads on "manufacturers" to be particularly helpful.
Please feel free to ask questions. :-)

Posted on: Tue, 05/29/2007 - 11:03am
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Thanks.
Yes my daughter has always described allergy symptoms as "spicy" so we're used to that signal now.
So far her reactions haven't been anything life threatening, but as we continue to come across more things she has problems with, we're becoming more concerned. We're off to get her checked by her doctor soon anyway, so hopefully that will help us glean some more info.

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