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Old 01-12-2012, 06:24 AM   #11
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Re: ANyone have experience with milk and wheat allergy?

No he has always had it. Right now he has it all over legs, arms, face. I am not sure the flare up. I was worried it was because of fleece, so I am avoiding fleece to see if that was the trigger, it seemed to me to come after we had been using fleece regularly.

It is always there to some extent, but it flares up. It always varies.

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We are a gluten free family. Spelt is a derivative of wheat so I'd stay away from that as well.
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Re: ANyone have experience with milk and wheat allergy?

Well that is weird. I have no clue what this lady is talking about.

If anyone is better at german then me lol, she said kein weizen nur Dinkel. O_O

I am going to talk to dh when he gets home.
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Hmmm... I would definitely try to see a dermatologist and go from there. If need be a nutritionist or an allergist would be a bigger help in determining an elimination diet.

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Re: ANyone have experience with milk and wheat allergy?

Well even without a refferal we can go we just have to pay a 10 euro copay. So think I may do that.
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Re: ANyone have experience with milk and wheat allergy?

Ok I finally figured out what another part of her list said goat and sheep cheese ok. EWWWWW sheep cheese.
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Re: ANyone have experience with milk and wheat allergy?

I think eczema can be a sign of an autoimmune response and that may indicate an allergy. I agree with PP about cutting one thing out at a time. A second opinion might not hurt. I don't think allergy tests are particularly accurate and I think a dermatologist is likely to treat it with something topical because nutrition is not their speciality. That is just what I would expect if I were to go the same route here but all doctors have a different approach (especially US vs. Europe). Maybe an allergist or dietician could provide some insight.

Gluten free/casein free diets are common for treatment of autism symptoms (that is why I am familiar with it, for my DS). We are not currently doing a special diet but we did in the past, and I have heard that a lot of kids who don't tolerate cow's milk well are okay with goat's milk/cheese. You can use rice, quinoa, oats (as long as they're not rolled, I think) as alternative grains.

Some things with wheat don't have gluten and vice versa, but I still think you'll find lots of recipes you can use if you search out gluten free, dairy free. Just make sure you check the ingredient list if there's something you're unsure of.

Although it might not be the cause, I think diet is a great place to start when you're looking for answers. It doesn't cost anything and is completely all natural. Good luck!
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Re: ANyone have experience with milk and wheat allergy?

I guess wheat and dairy elimination is not all that uncommon with excema, I found this:

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Doctors and dermatologists are divided over whether or not wheat elimination works. "In my own experience, a year of excluding wheat from Alice's diet made a noticeable difference to the severity of her eczema. As a result we excluded wheat products as part of the management of her eczema in close consultation with a dietician." says Deborah Mason, Founder of talkhealth partnership ltd.

It is advisable when eliminating foods from your diet to seek specialist medical advice from your GP, or a dietician.

Alongside dairy intolerance, wheat can also be problematic for eczema sufferers. However, like dairy produce it can be difficult to eliminate totally. Wheat can be found hiding in all sorts of foods, eg in some fish fingers (in the breadcrumbs), sausages (rusk to bulk the sausage), pasta and in the more obvious foods such as cakes, biscuits and breads.
Just a random tid bit, but does seem like it is not an entirely new idea.
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Re: ANyone have experience with milk and wheat allergy?

Can you see an allergist? Pediatric is better. Avery had a similar issue to your son. We TOTALLY eliminated wheat, dairy, soy, nuts, eggs, +more. He basically lived on chicken, rice, and broccoli for several years.

Try looking up enjoy life food company, it is pricey but good and works for a treat. I have some recipes around somewhere you can pm if you would like me to look.

You will need to eliminate all of the same foods from your diet if you plan to continue nursing So hard I know.

If I were you I would keep a VERY detailed food journal with notes about congestion, skin issues, bowel changes, etc. Eliminate wheat, soy, and dairy. All wheat even spelt and no animal dairy at all.

You can still have all veggies, fruits, oats, rice, beans, eggs(for now).

I know it is so overwhelming but you will do it because you are the mama just remember how uncomfortable he is(eczema SUCKS) and how much better he will feel.
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