Newbie with a question

Posted on: Tue, 10/23/2007 - 2:42am
Indymom's picture
Joined: 05/18/2007 - 09:00

Hello all,
I have an eleven year old who is continually developing more food allergies. We just tested him for brocolli, cauliflower, celery, carrot and garlic and the skin test was well over 3. Our doctor wants him to go to National Jewish Hospital. Has anyone gone through their program? If so I have a lot of questions I hope can be answered.

Also, I have been taking a poll about food allergies. I had a lot of preterm labor issues, and many of the moms with boys also have had these issues. I am wondering if there is a connection. Anyone with thoughts?


Posted on: Wed, 10/24/2007 - 12:19am
mom2boys1975's picture
Joined: 07/19/2007 - 09:00

I wonder about the stress at birth aspect making the immune system short circut? My son was born at 40 weeks 5 days, but had a traumatic birth and was in the NICU and both of us were on very strong antibiotics and I was nursing. I think where the NICU is concerned it goes into the sterile environment theory.

Posted on: Wed, 10/24/2007 - 3:05am
Indymom's picture
Joined: 05/18/2007 - 09:00

I just think that there is a link between birth and in utero and food allergies. I would like to know how many other moms had issues at birth and pregnancy issues.

Posted on: Wed, 10/24/2007 - 5:31am
Ivycosmo's picture
Joined: 09/18/2007 - 09:00

Hmmmmm, I never put those two things together. My son had a very traumatic birth. It started out normally, but ended very differently.
Does anyone know of where to find links to articles, etc. about this? Thanks.

Posted on: Wed, 10/24/2007 - 8:37am
Indymom's picture
Joined: 05/18/2007 - 09:00

I am not sure there is an article about this. But I would really like to see if this is a small insignificant issue or a larger issue that hasn't been explored. Does anyone have suggestions?

Posted on: Thu, 01/10/2008 - 10:24pm
PAMomInPA's picture
Joined: 04/04/2006 - 09:00

Well, I'm not exactly sure what you're asking, but that was not severe in the scheme of things since reactions can range from a few hives to death but that doesn't mean much. You never know what the next reaction will be like especially since the scratch test is essentially another exposure and in many cases each exposure makes the next one worse. If you're wondering 'how allergic' your child is well there really isn't a reliable way to judge that so strict avoidance is necessary in every case.

Posted on: Fri, 01/11/2008 - 7:55am
Colleencz's picture
Joined: 01/10/2008 - 16:39

Thanks. You answered my question. I know to avoid peanut at all costs.

Posted on: Fri, 01/11/2008 - 11:25pm
Mrsdocrse's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

I a gree totally.. my do said that a peanut allergy is peat allergy is a peanut allergy. it doesn't matter what catagory it is in because you can be " mild allergic" and still have a severe reaction. so yup.... strict avoidence.
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