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Allergic To???

I posted a week ago about my son's hands swelling up with a light red rash. It happened again yesterday and now it's worse. I now know he is having an allergic reaction to something at his school. I quizzed him like crazy last night and could not figure out what he was getting into. He does have food allergies but I pack his food for him. Although one teacher does bring in outside treats. They didn't do any art activites, he didn't play with any plants outside, no pets in the classroom, no cooking and he didn't wear latex gloves. He...


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Allergy or Not?

Recently my hands and feet started to itch something fierce. I thought...

Allergist Referrals

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Does anyone know anything about Dr. Wasserman at Medical City who is a pediatric allergist? Dr. Sugarman is also in the practice.


Allergist Referral

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Pediatric Allergist

Can anyone recommend a good pediatric allergist in Plano/Frisco area? My...


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Best Laundry Detergent

I use the kirkland laundry detergent from Costco, but it doesn't seem to get stains out of the clothes. What detergents get the stains out the best?


Laundry Detergent

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Dust Mites

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Dust Allergies

My son has dust and mite allergies,please suggest me some tips @home or outside home to stay away from dust.home made remedies too


Pets and Dust

I just had a baby 2 weeks ago, and my in laws want us to bring her up to...


Dust Mite Allergies

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Egg Allergy ?????

I have given my son eggs 5 times. A couple times he had scrambled eggs and a couple times cheese omelette. Today i tried eggs again 3 out of the 5 times he has had eggs within a 1/2 hour after he is vomitting. Once I said oh maybe he had too much one time we had been at a restaurant and then went in the car so I blamed it on riding right after eating but today he had a small amount of egg about 1/2 of one egg and we were at home and sure enough he vomitted everywhere. My son is 14 months old. and is it possible for this to be an egg allergy...


Allergy to Eggs

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OK, I'm confused. My Dr said no eggs till 12 months, but out of the three...

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Where Do You Keep Your Medications?

I've recently begun to second guess my decision to keep our medications (everything from Adult Tylenol and Motrin, Probiotics like Culturelle and Florastor, homeopathic cough medicine Chestal, and other immune boosters, like Sumbocol, which are VERY expensive) in our bathroom. According to the insert, it says they should be kept in a cool dark place where the temp is 68 to 77 degrees, which is our bathroom on most occassions, accept when we take a shower, or give our soon a bath and the bathroom gets steamy. I'm concerned that this may...

Milk, Dairy & Formula

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Allergic to Dairy

My one year old is allergic to dairy. This was easy when he was on formula and baby food because I didn't really worry about. Now I am feeding him Rice Milk but I am having a hard time with snacks and table food. Most of what I make for my family has milk or cheese or some other dairy product in it. He will not eat any fruit. So that is out as far as snacks go. Also, the doctor said to go with the rice milk but why not soy? Does soy milk contain dairy or what is the issue with that? I know I should have spoke with the doctor...


Dairy Allergy?

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Allergic to Formula?

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Nut Allergy

I recently found out my 2-year-old son is allergic to several different types of nuts. Does anyone have any advice on where I could buy him healthy nut-free foods, what to buy and/or have any easy recipe ideas? He eats Cheerios often, but when he gets sick of them I used to pick out the nuts from my Basic 4 cereal. Now that I know for sure he's allergic (based on his blood test) his pediatrician told me not to take a chance. The problem is that he LOVES Basic 4 cereal. Does anyone have any other recommendations for healthy nut-free cereal...


Peanut Allergy

Does anyone have a child with a peanut allergy, that would like to exchange...

Pets & Dander

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New House with Pet Dander?

We are thinking about moving into a new home. One of the houses that we are really interested in has a cat and dog. Three out of six of us have pet allergies. My son is the one I am most worried about because he has asthma. His main trigger is pet dander. We are wondering if it is worth the trouble to try to move into this home. If we get the carpets cleaned, ducts cleaned and remove all the window treatments, is this enough? Has anyone experienced this? How long does it take for all dander to finally be gone forever? I hate to...


Allergic to Cats

We just got confirmation that my step daughter is allergic to cats and my...


Cat Allergy

My DD is allergic to cats. Lots of sneezing itchy eyes, etc. My parents...


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Hay Fever

My 15 month old has been rubbing his eyes a lot and been having a runny nose/sneezing and dark circles around his eyes. The syptoms seem to have started when the tree pollen blew in and he has no other symptoms that would point to a cold (fever, cough etc.). He has already been diagnosed with a milk allergy and I have asthma and hay fever myself, which I know increase the chances that he could have other allergies, however, all of the reading I have done on the subject suggest that hay fever does not show up with a yound child. I know...


Seasonal Allergies

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Allergic To???

I posted a week ago about my son's hands swelling up with a light red rash. ...


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Is Shrimp Safe for Toddlers?

I want to cook a meal with shrimp but wonder if it is safe for a 2.5 year old because of mercury or something else I should know about it? She has eat salmon and loved and didn't have any reaction. Also wonder where you buy your fish from? I get it from Shop Rite but not sure if this is the best place to get it from. Thanks mom. PS: Shrimp would be full cooked.


Allergies to Fish

I think my 15 month is allergic to salmon. He has vomited the last two...


Allergic Reaction

Have any of you moms ever had your child have an allergic reaction to canned...

Wheat, Gluten & Oatmeal

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Oatmeal Allergy???

I have a six month old daughter who did great on her rice cereal; however, when we moved onto oatmeal it wasn't the same story. She broke out all over her chest and back with a fine red rash. Anybody else have this problem? I did some research that said that an allergy to oatmeal was rare. I went back to rice cereal and haven't attempted oatmeal again. Anybody have this problem?


Wheat Allergy?

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Allergic to Wheat

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Allergic to Gluten

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Oatmeal Sensitivity?

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Antiobiotic or Penicillin

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Allergic Reaction to Amoxicillan

My daughter had an ear infection and the doctor put her on amoxicillan. I started giving it to her last Sat. and then thurs. afternoon I had realized she had thrown-up and also had red bumps on her stomach and back. I just thought it was from her eating too much the night before and having the ear infection. But now it spread all over her body. Could this be an allergice reaction to the amoxicillan? Has anyone else had this happen to their child? I will be calling the doctor on Monday for sure if the bumps are still there. It's just that...

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Pediatric Allergist

Can anyone recommend a good pediatric allergist in Plano/Frisco area? My daughter has eczema, and I have found that certain foods flare it...I just can't narrow it down to one specific food. Thanks in advance.

Insect Bites

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Insect Bite

i am pregnant with my first so i have a lot of questions. anyway, I got an insect bite last night. It was itching, burning and my arm is swollen about 2 inches around the bite. I've been putting ice on it and the baking soda/water solution to help with itching and swelling. Is there any concerns I should be aware of or other symptoms to watch for, especially being pregnant? Just curious. thanks


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Help, My Son Won't Take His Medicine!

Ben, 2 1/2, is on antibiotics for a possible staph infection on his cheek (again). I'm having the hardest time getting him to take his medicine. He wont take it willingly, he will just spit it out. I have to have him take it, else he will end up in the hospital like last year for 5 days on IV antibiotics. I've tried bribing him with lots of different candy, but he still wont take it. I've tried mixing it with applejuice, but he still tastes it and wont drink it. I've tried doing it very slowly while he is sleeping, but he will just...


Won't Take Medicine

I have an almost 2yr old daughter who currently has a UTI. She is supposed...