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Old 01-17-2013, 06:20 AM   #1
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~People with food allergies does this look like one??

Another side note...she is a heavy breather (not a mouth breather) i can always hear her..where I cant hear DS or say other people

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[/B]Im thinking my DD (3 in march) may have a food allergy and im thinking maybe dairy?! (the drs are thinking asthma but we have been on countless inhaulers and nothing is helping)

(she has been skin tested for everything but food allergies the spec said he knows she does not have food allergies by looking at her?!)

She has a raspy voice
gasy little thing
when she gets sick she coughs and coughs till she throws up when laying down
we went to the dr 2 days ago and her noise was inflammed (they are sending us to the ENT)
Funny thing is she is not a big milk drinker..we give her around 3 cups of milk a day and most time she lets it sit. Im wondering if it is cause she gets sick off of it?!

(here is a post i posted asking people about asthma)

So DD had acid reflux bad when she was a baby...she was weaned off it right b4 a year old. We had NO issue of coughing till about 8 months ago when night coughs started (bad gagging coughing). After awhile we went to a ped specialist...where we were put on Flovent and Albuterol via inhauler...first cold again bam she was coughing like CRAZY gagging and all, they added liq steroids for a few days
... So we added Alvesco first sign of a cold on top of Flovent and Alburterol...next cold again bam she was bad...again added liq steroids for a few days through this cold.

So we added acid reflux due to her history..I stopped Flovent and Alburterol...she went a good 3 months with out getting a cold and then again cold hit and story repeats itself...so with this cold we added Alburterol via neb and the inhauler was not doing a thing for her

So then we added Singular as of 12/27 and still on AR meds....she just got a cold and again all hell breaks lose

So as of yesterday we added Pulicort via neb

So we are now on Singular/ AR meds/ Alburterol via neb and Pulicort via neb


Im just not thinking this is asthma?!

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It sounds like asthma to me.

My oldest has asthma, and my youngest daughter had a food sensitivity, and the food symptoms were different. When dd ate certain foods she would get a contact rash wherever she touched it, she would break out inhives on her chest and neck, she'd cough more that night, and vomit a lot the next day. The contact rash was instant. She grew out of it, which is really common. My dd with asthma has trouble when she gets sick like your dd does.

Sometimes it takes a while to find the right combo of meds. Have they tried something like Claritin or other general allergy drugs? Skin tests aren't very reliable, btw, so seasonal/airborne allergies might be causing her problems.
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It sounds like asthma to me.

My oldest has asthma, and my youngest daughter had a food sensitivity, and the food symptoms were different. When dd ate certain foods she would get a contact rash wherever she touched it, she would break out inhives on her chest and neck, she'd cough more that night, and vomit a lot the next day. The contact rash was instant. She grew out of it, which is really common. My dd with asthma has trouble when she gets sick like your dd does.

Sometimes it takes a while to find the right combo of meds. Have they tried something like Claritin or other general allergy drugs? Skin tests aren't very reliable, btw, so seasonal/airborne allergies might be causing her problems.
i posted a little more info that i had in another thread....does this sound like your DD?
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Any inhaled allergy can cause that kind of reaction. My mom use to get that from asthma and I get that from my inhaled allergies. This time of year its really bad, most people think only spring is an issue but every weather change causes problems for lots of allergy sufferers. As far as food allergies- they can cause those kind of symptoms, but usually have hives, contact dermatitis, eczema, spots or splotches around the mouth, stomach upset, diarrhea, vomiting (without coughing stimulating the gag reflex), facial swelling, itchy mouth, itchy eyes and face, etc. Very rarely would it be just coughing and congestion/drainage from a official food allergy- it can happen, but usually there are more symptoms. Now milk on its own can cause some people to have congestion and drainage/post nasal drip which would cause her symptoms but its not an actual allergy. I double the question has she been on any antihistamine?
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Any inhaled allergy can cause that kind of reaction. My mom use to get that from asthma and I get that from my inhaled allergies. This time of year its really bad, most people think only spring is an issue but every weather change causes problems for lots of allergy sufferers. As far as food allergies- they can cause those kind of symptoms, but usually have hives, contact dermatitis, eczema, spots or splotches around the mouth, stomach upset, diarrhea, vomiting (without coughing stimulating the gag reflex), facial swelling, itchy mouth, itchy eyes and face, etc. Very rarely would it be just coughing and congestion/drainage from a official food allergy- it can happen, but usually there are more symptoms. Now milk on its own can cause some people to have congestion and drainage/post nasal drip which would cause her symptoms but its not an actual allergy. I double the question has she been on any antihistamine?
No as her spec said she does not have allergies
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This sounds identical to m daughter who is six. She is on advair, singulair, Zyrtec and albuterol. She also had reflux as a baby that went away and was on soy formula. Now she struggles with constipation and stomach aches and has been complaining that she is reflux ing. I really want her tested and maybe eliminate dairy but we need to get her eating better bc dairy makes up the majority of her caloric needs.
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This sounds identical to m daughter who is six. She is on advair, singulair, Zyrtec and albuterol. She also had reflux as a baby that went away and was on soy formula. Now she struggles with constipation and stomach aches and has been complaining that she is reflux ing. I really want her tested and maybe eliminate dairy but we need to get her eating better bc dairy makes up the majority of her caloric needs.
So your DD only has issues when she gets sick? Otherwise she has no signs of asthma?
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No as her spec said she does not have allergies
Skin tests are not reliable.
My older DS is according to skin test not allergic to milk. Let me tell you that he is.

I would eliminate dairy from her diet completely for a couple of weeks and see if you notice a difference.
It certainly doesn't hurt anything to try
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Food elimination may be the way to go. Cutting dairy first as mentioned but also soy and gluten. Soy is often times found in processed meat like hot dogs but as an oil and for texture. Unless we're talking miso or natto (fermented soy), it wrecks havoc on the body. Gluten is also a consideration.

Excessive mucus, gas and pain is not normal. It could be allergies if not an intolerance. All should be considered.

I do hope you find some answers!
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No as her spec said she does not have allergies
The dairy could just be causing her congestion and drainage that is aggravated when she is sick. Milk is known to cause increased mucus production in a lot of people. An intolerance will usually cause lots of stomach issues, but your lo's seem to be mostly ear/nose/throat. Or all her en&t being caused by reflux? Which very well could be caused by her food/dairy intake. Not an actually allergy but of course still an big issue. Have you kept a food diary? How much of her milk does she actually drink? If she is not drinking (or eating- cheese, butter, yogurt, etc) a lot than it might be something else causing the reflux. If you want to do an elimination trail you would need eliminate milk in all forms for several weeks (milk protein stays in the system for a few weeks). Then add it back in gradually to see what happens- starting with baked in like bread.

btw, My dd has a dairy intolerance and food allergies. Reflux, constipation, gas, low and slow weight gain, diarrhea are her symptoms related to the dairy intolerance. It was present at 3 weeks old, but was not diagnosed until 1. By that point she had significant gross motor delays because of malabsorption and she was in too much pain to try and sit. To much pressure on her tummy. She didn't sit unsupported until after 1 and had to have 2 years of PT to get almost to where she is suppose to be. She will probably always be just below where she is suppose to be in gross motor.
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