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Old 07-31-2007, 12:41 PM   #11
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Re: Salicylate Allergy?? Information please!!

It's a hard position to be in (the caregiver). I've had a couple kids that I've cared for that had very similar experiences and the parents, while somewhat concerned, usually wound up going the route of doing nothing. There is a big mentality of "they'll grow out of it". That very well may be, however, you are increasing their odds of not growing out of it by continuing to expose them to their trigger foods. Not to mention the level of discomfort they go through.

Basically, you've done what you can. You've given her the information and you'll just have to see what she does with it. If he becomes to difficult to care for you can move on. My heart has broken a few times because of not being able to do anything for the children I care for. It sounds awful but I've learned when I hit a brick wall I find a new family to care for. Because really that is all I can do - you can provide them with the information you need and they have to choose what to do with it.

And because he is less than a year there are more limited options of what they can do and some of the tests will be fairly unreliable as far as what his long term allergies will be but I guarantee that the specialist will be able to council her better on what *to* feed him, what to avoid and they can always do some blood draws to confirm allergies. What she really needs to do before the appointment is to keep a journal of the foods she has seen a reaction to, or suspects a reaction to, and if he has a reaction to something to take a picture of the reaction. My specialist loved having a picture of the rash that was all over her face and the swelling when she had peanut butter. It helps them to believe you but more importantly they can see the type of rash and it helps them to distinguish the severity.

Here are my daughters pictures to her first reaction to one bite of peanut butter (she was also coughing, threw up and was overall upset):



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Old 07-31-2007, 12:44 PM   #12
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Sorry to highjack - but I became allergic to wheat after our first child was born. I wish I knew why this happens after pregnancy.
Me too!!!!! It sucks!!!!! I used to eat a TON of fresh fruits and veggies and now I can't. Now I give it to the kids and cook mine. Still good but NOT the same.
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I wonder if the allergies that moms develop after pregnanc would have to do with losing a lot of the good bacteria and other essential things in their gut due to the pregnancy and birth. I haven't done any research on the topic but I'm willing to bet that the effects could possibly be reversed or improved by repairing the gut and immune system. Pregnancy and birth are actually very draining.

Interesting. I will have to do more research.

The research of Weston A. Price probably has some compelling arguments for something like this.
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