Saturday, October 22, 2011

More Allergies :(

I haven't posted in a while because the food allergy situation is changing so much. No fun new recipes for Little C and now it's become clear my little girl is sensitive to some food too. Because of her symptoms she is now going to be screened for eosinophilic esophagitis.

New additions to C's allergy list: mustard, grapes, barley, oat, celery and almonds. This summer he also mildly reacted to peaches and cherries but we're hoping that was oral allergy syndrome and will retry them this winter, since those didn't show up on the skin test. Of course grapes didn't show up either, and when he retried them this week after much begging, he reacted with a rash on his face and arms and coughing. He snuck a raisin the next day and reacted with a rash again.

Miss M has had troubles for the last 2 years that neither we nor doctors were never able figure out. After doing a food diary it became all too clear that she quickly reacts to tomatoes and potatoes. I suspect dairy might be a problem too. She hasn't undergone allergy testing for tomato or potato, so I'm not sure why those foods are causing problems, but there isn't a doubt that they do. In November she's scheduled to have an upper endoscopy.

1 comment:

  1. Hi SarahB, I have what is called latex-food allergy which means that I am allergic to latex and foods that cross-react with latex because the proteins are similar. I have done a lot of reading, and I'm pretty sure all the foods you mention here are on one latex list or another. I'm sure that you have done your own allergy research, but I thought I would mention this just in case you hadn't heard about it. I am still figuring out my allergies, this is all so new to me, and I know how confusing it can be. Hope this is of some help!