testing second child

Posted on: Sat, 09/01/2007 - 10:07am
lilysmom's picture
Joined: 07/20/2007 - 09:00

Since my second dd turned a year and I was able to introduce table foods I have been a nervous wreck. She has passed the wheat challenge but I have yet to introduce milk, soy, or egg. I know she has been exposed to those in her daily life as DD1 is only PA. Tonight though she had mystery hives localized to her face and on tuesday I introduced soy in the form of toast before going all out with soy milk or regular milk, she also broke into hives. NOW both times she has been exposed to other environmental allergens, once at the beach covered in sand ( maybe just a reaction to the heat and irritated), this second time DH was working in the garden etc. My gut tells me allergy soy or some other FA. Do I try again or have her tested, my gut also tells me that within 5 minutes benadryl worked sooo have her tested, I'm going crazy and losing sleep, etc. I know I should test her but to ease my mind but how many of you just tested your second or third children whent the first was FA just to get it over with? Sorry for the lengthy post, I appreciate any feed back

Posted on: Sat, 09/01/2007 - 2:17pm
niche's picture
Joined: 02/05/2007 - 09:00

I am right there with you my second is 14 months old and I have only introducted wheat. I can't bring myself to intro any of the other top 8. I would test. I have already had mine tested however since I was on an elimination diet and gave her hypo allergenic formula I worry that the tests weren't accurate due to false negatives. depending on your kid, skin prick is pretty easy on the little ones mine didn't even cry.
Good luck,
DD 1 ??????

Posted on: Sun, 09/02/2007 - 12:12am
mew's picture
Joined: 02/08/2000 - 09:00

My allergist recommended a skin test for my second at one year old for the top 8 food allergens. It was a lot less nerve wracking than feeding her something and then watching her like a hawk. She's not allergic to any foods, but has been developing environmental allergies.

Posted on: Sun, 09/02/2007 - 1:17pm
Ree's picture
Joined: 12/31/2004 - 09:00

Ugh. I'm right there with you too! My 2 oldest boys have allergist and my 3rd son was SPT'ed at 11 mos. All came back negative. So, I started him on soy milk and cow's milk cheese. We're dealing with PA, Milk, Eggs. He's been fine until May or so when his eczema flared. It's been on and off horrible. I took him into the allergist and they said it's probably not food related and to wait. Well, I've spent the summer eliminating milk for 2 weeks and back on for 2 weeks. I can't figure it out. Maybe it is just ezcema, but I can't help but assume it's food. It drives me crazy.
I would definitely SPT. It wouldn't hurt. The only thing is, you could get a false positive and then you're stuck.
Good luck!

Posted on: Sun, 09/02/2007 - 11:02pm
23smiley's picture
Joined: 05/24/2007 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Ree:
[B] He's been fine until May or so when his eczema flared. It's been on and off horrible... Maybe it is just ezcema, but I can't help but assume it's food. It drives me crazy. [B]
My son also has eczema and it doesn't seem to be food related at all - although I know the feeling of it driving you crazy. As soon as the humidity picked up his eczema got worse - on days when it's dry it's much better. Maybe that's the case with your son too?

Posted on: Mon, 09/03/2007 - 8:44am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Although I only have one child my one year old was just diagnosed with egg,milk,peanut and wheat allergies. He had the exact same reaction to soy as you described. He tested II for soy and corn on the blood test. I am now using only rice milk. Have your second child tested. You will sleep better.

Posted on: Tue, 09/25/2007 - 6:24am
elmh23's picture
Joined: 05/24/2007 - 09:00

My plan is to get my son tested at 11 months (mostly because that's when dd's yearly appt is) for the top 8. And then if he is negative for everything, I'll intro milk first and then wait two months. If he doesn't react, then I'll intro wheat, followed by corn 2 months later. At age 2, he'll get eggs. At 3, I might intro fish and shellfish (maybe, we don't eat it so I guess I'll have to send him to my sister-in-laws for this, lol.) Peanuts, Tree Nuts and Soy will not be given until right before he enters school and only in the allergist office (I might be a litte paranoid, lol.)
Erin, mama to Sarah (11/29/04) allergic to peanuts and soy, and to Simon (2/26/07) who has no known allergies

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