Allergic Reactions - Qulin,MO

Updated on September 28, 2012
V.S. asks from Qulin, MO
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He's allergic to Eggs, Milk, Wheat, Soy, Cod fish (we have to have more test done to find out if there is other fish), Peanuts, Almonds, Cats, Dogs, Roaches (weird), and yesterday we found out he is allergic to Beef... No, idea how that came about. But, he is allergic to ragweed too. We are supposed to have more testing done in Jan. so, if somebody could help me out with recipes for the food above, i'd be very grateful. I can substitue the milk or wheat if its homemade or whatever.
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So What Happened?

He ate a beef pot pie for the first time a couple weeks ago and starting breaking out everywhere gave him benadryl and it helped but he eats chicken pot pies and they dont bother him i wondered what was different and then on the 14th of this month he just touched some chuck roast beef steak or whatever its called and he started welping bad he was starting to drool and his lips were swelling and turning blue, so we used the epi-pen for then first time at 4:58pm and we called the ambulance and at 7:30 why we were still in the e.r. his symptoms were starting again and moving rapidly they had to give him 2 shots and he looked better but 3 days after that he was still broke out a little and welped. i will post pics when i can get them on the computer. Thank you all so much for you help and answers it means alot and im sorry you are all have these problems as well but its nice to know im not alone.
As far as peanuts and milk if they even touch his skin he rashes and welps, even with almonds.
Wheat he can have limited like one piece of white bread wont bother him a few oreos dont bother him, but something whole wheat he breaks out and welps.
Soy even though the tests say he is allergic to it, does not break him out or welp him up just a little runny nose so he gets it every now and then the Doctors okay'd it. And with the fisherboy fish sticks he rashes and welps.. but he can have great value fish sticks and they dont phase him i guess its the cod in the fisherboy because great value is just pollock. I have no idea but he doesnt eat alot because he doesnt like fruits or veggies or meat really, some nights he just refuses to eat at all he gets tired of the same stuff repeatedly but who can blame him we eat ALL these things and he cant have any. I myself have NO problem changing my diet for my son but the people i live with are all No No no we shouldnt have too.

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answers from Birmingham on

My grandson had many allergies that thankfully he has out grown. But he was allergic to chicken eggs. We contacted local farms and also ordered duck eggs off the internet. It was a big help. There is a protein or something that is in chicken eggs that duck eggs don't have.

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answers from Washington DC on

Oh thats a lot but its ok..
My daughter drank rice milk.
She also ate/eats a lot of fresh fruits and veggies.
Chicken instead of beef. maybe tofu?
most her allergies are mild and she out grew the milk and eggs one so far.
How old is your son?

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answers from Seattle on

Not sure if this of any help but can he have quinoa? It's a grain that can be used for many dishes alone or to add to other products. Is he able to have products such as cashew butter? I realize he is allergic to peanuts and you listed almonds specifically but if possible nuts are a great dietary staple if at all possible. Hemp milk and rice milk are good alternatives to dairy, soy and almond milks. I realize that tofu and tempeh are out being as they are soy based products. Is he able to have legumes? Fresh fruits and veggies are always good as are protein powders if it is found that your son needs it.

I hope you're able to meet with a nutritionist to further help you out.

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answers from Lexington on

This has happened to a friend and to a close family member. In both cases, they had *systemic yeast*. One was so severe (this was many years ago) he was one of those "bubble boys" they used to do documentaries about on TV. And yep - that's what it was - systemic yeast.

The one more recently will be on probiotics for the rest of her life and a lot more when she has to take antibiotics. Also, to treat the yeast overgrowth, her diet had to be no refined sugars or refined carbs (she actually had to avoid all grains and white potatoes) and take two months of prescription fluconozole.

As for the allergies... supposedly after avoiding all these different foods, and getting rid of the yeast, and getting the gut replenished with many kinds of good bacteria, the person can, after another 6 months (AFTER getting well) start to try ONE food at a time, waiting several weeks between trying a different food... and see if he/she is still reacting.

I have some foods/chemical sensitivities. There are some foods I will try again, but others, such as one that landed me in the emergency room, I will never try again... of course!

Oh, and since no longer eating dairy and gluten which were some of the items, and taking care of my own gut issues? I went from needing to always have an asthma inhaler on me, and using 5 other medications to control my asthma, hives, and allergies, to now needing only 1. When I asked my long-time allergist who turned out to know all about this, WHY he had not told me that foods could be the cause. He said just because insurance wouldn't pay for the other types of tests.

As for recipes... Lots of sites have recipes for gluten & Dairy-free. We eat no eggs, and use an egg substitute for baking called Ener-G Egg Replacer. I don't do much baking, but my older daughter who does uses things like applesauce and shortening in place of milk and eggs. But we also use almond and hemp milk. She is mostly pesca-vegetarian.

Mostly, cooking is with fresh whole foods. We vary the flavor sometimes using curry flavoring, sometimes Italian, sometimes more oriental. I like shopping at the local food co-op, and Whole Foods. Even finding Boullion was a challenge, but the *Organic* type of "Better Than Boullion" is OK for us, as well as another type from the Co-op.... we always read labels if it is a packaged food... read each and every time because ingredients can change.

Here is a cook-book that may be surprising:

and you might find this one helpful:



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answers from Chicago on

I am assuming he had a reaction to something so the entire test for everything was done?

Trying to make this short. My daughter was hospitalized at 2-1/2 for breathing problems. Turns out she had asthma. They also ran the gamut of allergy tests. Peanuts, tree nuts came up, as well as milk & dairy. I agreed with the nut allergy but basically told the Dr. He was crazy when it came to the milk allergy. I said she only drinks milk or water. I told him I was pretty sure that, by now, as her mom, I would now if she was allergic to milk. He was shocked that I challenged him! He preceded to tell me how high her levels were & that not only should she not have milk, she really shouldn't have anything that is made with milk! He said that is what the blood tests are telling us. I pressed him further. I asked him if this is what your tests are telling you how would I not have seen a reaction by now? He said it could just show up as a runny nose. Really? I'm going to band my daughter from milk and dairy for a runny nose? Long story short, I knew there was nothing wrong with her when it came dairy. The potential reaction to nuts,is not something I would ever mess with. Her numbers were also high for that. If your child is older than an infant and hasn't been exposed to these things, I could see not giving them. If however your child is a little older and had been eating these things, with no reaction, I would take these blood tests with a grain of salt. Research what the reaction could be. Nuts are serious. But milk & a runny nose? Ridiculous.



answers from New York on

For what its worth, I had battery testing done too, and tested allergic to grass and tree pollen, soy, chocolate, cherries and almonds. As an adult, and of the opinion that my allergies were more environmental than dietary, I made no blanket dietary changes. I am fine.

Not saying you should ignore the findings, but perhaps you can temper your actions if your gut tells you otherwise.

good luck to you and yours,
F. B.



answers from Monroe on

are there any reactions that you can describe or other symptoms that go along with it.
there are many options that can be indicators of things other than just allergies going on, even when the tests are positive or even negative.

my friend has a son with EOE and is allergic to soy, dairy, peanuts, beef they are certain, he has reacted to eggs, tomatoes and tree nuts they thought, so they removed all of it from his diet and had him retested and his esophagus retested and he was all clear, so they are slowly reintroducing foods.

she said to try, that some recipes may still need to be modified, but her first stop would be the "stocking your pantry" link, and then trying some of the recipes with whatever modifications you may still need to make. She said it's all a game of trial and error with allergy-free recipes.
there's two more links that sell allergy free foods that her son can have.



answers from San Diego on

I posted a similar question last week. No eggs, soy, dairy, corn and probably corn. I hate cooking and really struggle in the snack department. I feel you. I like the acupuncture suggestion.



answers from Boston on

How old is your son?

Sunbutter is made from sunflower seeds and is a nice alternative to peanut butter or other nut butters. My kids don't have food allergies and they eat this all the time so they can sit with their allergic friends at lunch. They prefer it to peanut butter. You can use it as a dip or spread on top of carrots, apples, celery or wheat-free crackers.

Corn tortillas and taco shells might be a good option for you - Mission brand corn tortilla products are not made with any wheat. Other brands are probably safe too but I just happen to know that Mission is OK.

Oatmeal made with water and sweetened with fruit, honey or a bit of sugar, maybe some cinnamon (with apples or raisins) would be a good breakfast option.

Dinners should be fairly easy - pork or poultry (or fish if he gets cleared for other types) for a primary source of protein (don't forget ground pork, chicken and turkey - good for meatballs, meatloaf and burgers), potatoes, corn or rice for a starch, and vegetables.

Desserts can include things like fruit crisps (baked fruit topped with a crumble made with oatmeal, sugar, spices, and a butter substitute (coconut oil or another substitute), popsicles, sorbet & Jell-O.

Fortunately, there are a lot of wheat-free breads, pastas and other products out there, some made without dairy or eggs. Unfortunately, they cost a small fortune. I bought a package of 4 gluten-free hamburger rolls for a party my kids where having where one boy has Celiac disease and it cost $6.50! To have him be able to eat a burger along with the other kids was well worth the price, but to do that day in and day out would be cost prohibitive.

I hope this is something that your son outgrows or that they can de-sensitize with allergy shots later. What a tough diagnosis - stay positive!

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