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Old 04-03-2009, 09:16 PM   #11
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Re: how/when did you find out your LO had a serious nut allergy

By 3 weeks I noticed my dd's stools were very mucus-like and had no "seeds". Our ped. tested her stool for blood (microscopic) and had a "very positive" result. I was advised to cut everything out of my diet (I am ebf) which included milk, wheat (flour), eggs, soy and all nuts. We went to a ped. GI specialist that had me slowly (over several months)reintroduce the foods into my diet and keep testing her stools for blood with those fecal blood test kits that they usually use to detect colon cancer. The nuts seemed to be the culprit. So no nuts for me! I do miss them but am relieved to be able to eat the other "allergens" again. With the strict diet I ended up weighing 8 pounds LESS than my pre-preg weight in three and a half months after delivery. I'm still not sure if it's an allergy or just a sensitivity yet.


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Old 04-04-2009, 01:41 AM   #12
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Not nuts here, but dairy. I am lactose intolerant so I don't eat a lot of dairy anyway. I noticed when DS#1 was not even a couple months old that the day after having a little milk in my tea at Mom's house DS#1 would spit up (he was never much of a spitter-upper) and be fussy, and he had these little pimples all over... Our family practice doc said they were just baby acne. When DS was about 9 months old we gave him a cream-based soup... Less than an hour later he was screaming and covered in hives. DS#1 is now 4, and still crazy-allergic to dairy.

DS#2 would scream and scream when I had dairy, soy, or peanuts. He is still somewhat intolerant to all three, but not allergic.

DD appears to be allergic to dairy like DS#1.

What's weird is that food allergies don't run in either of our families. We just "lucked out".

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Old 04-04-2009, 05:21 AM   #13
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Re: how/when did you find out your LO had a serious nut allergy

My DS was about a year old when he grabbed and ate a pea sized crumb of pb cracker out of the floor that my older son had dropped. Im glad I saw him eat it or I would have really not known what was going on when he had the reaction....Here is a picture 10 min later as we were heading out to the ER
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