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Do you have any allergies? What are you allergic to? So far do any of your LO('s) have any allergies?

Kayla1981's picture
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I only have seasonal allergies and Vicodin makes my body itch like crazy. Jordan is really sensitive to mosquito bites. She was bit on her face over two weeks ago and the spots are still healing up. Nora *may* be sensitive to dairy. However, I cut it out of my diet and she is still getting congested at night and spits up like crazy. I'm not sure if I need to eliminate soy again or something else. It's such a guessing game.

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Cantelope. I have to carry an epi pen because of it. I went to a restaurant once and they cut biscuits on the same cutting board as the melon. Their cross contamination caused me an ER visit. So now I just carry an epi pen.

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I am allergic to penicillin and all related drugs as well as mosquitos and deer flies. DJ is allergic to watermelon, cantaloupe and musk melons. So far, Alicia is not allergic to anything.

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Kayla- Andrew's G.I. Doctor said soy is a bigger trigger than dairy for most babies. I would try to cut that out as well.

Ava has no known allergies. Andrew is allergic to pain. Any time he bumps or scratches himself he breaks out into big welts. It's weird. I need to bring it up to his Ped and see what that's actually about.

I have enviormental allergies to who knows what. I keep myself well drugged, or I'm a complete mess.

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I'm allergic to most things outside. My biggest struggle is being allergic to almost all types of grass.

I'm also allergic to animals....dogs/ cats and other environmental allergens.

My boys do not have any known allergies; however, I'm pretty convinced that T is sensitive to the same allergens as me.

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I have no allergies of any kind. So far DS is showing no signs of allergies. DH just has sinus issues from allergies but has never been tested for us to figure out what exactly does it to him - he had zero issues in Vegas so it's something nature-ish. Wink

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Kayla I'd immediately cut out soy. ((hugs)) My BFF had to do that. She also ended up having to cut out gluten, but on the bright side at 7 months small amounts of gluten aren't bothering her baby though any time she tries diary or soy they have issues again. Sad Spitting up and crying were their signs of something was up. Ped kept saying silent reflux, but yet it went away with a soy, diary, and gluten free diet.

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Dh & I are not allergic to anything. Miles is allergic to blueberries. Vivi has no known allergies.

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"Lavender444" wrote:

Kayla- Andrew's G.I. Doctor said soy is a bigger trigger than dairy for most babies. I would try to cut that out as well.

That's strange because I read the opposite, which is why I put soy back in first. It's so hard to find reliable info!

"alwayssmile" wrote:

Kayla I'd immediately cut out soy. ((hugs)) My BFF had to do that. She also ended up having to cut out gluten, but on the bright side at 7 months small amounts of gluten aren't bothering her baby though any time she tries diary or soy they have issues again. Sad Spitting up and crying were their signs of something was up. Ped kept saying silent reflux, but yet it went away with a soy, diary, and gluten free diet.

Nora probably has some reflux going on but she is still a pretty happy baby overall. Especially compared to how Jordan was as a baby. Jordan was inconsolable so much of the time while Nora may be fussy but is very easily consoled. Nora is also sleeping better now than Jordan did most of her first year! Jordan's GI doc actually told me not to torture myself and put those foods back in my diet. (That was when Jordan was around 6 or 7 months.) Then, yesterday, the nurse practitioner told me to try dairy and see if Nora seemed to notice. It's so hard to know what to do since so far, I haven't seen any obvious reactions to my diet. I'll be honest, I don't know if I could handle a dairy free, soy free and gluten free diet. However, I absolutely so not want to give up breastfeeding... so maybe I could.

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OH, and I completely forgot that Jordan is allergic to Penicillin. Duh. I'm not sure if you all remember her case of erythema multiforme. It was awful.

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Yeah, my friend's ped keeps saying to add it all back into her diet that it her baby will be fine with it, but she clearly isn't. Go with your gut instinct. While it was hard at first for her, after a bit it became 2nd nature. When she visited me a month ago we didn't have any issues with finding things to cook that made her, me, DS, and my FIL happy (we mostly did meat, potatoes or rice, and vegetable meals). While it isn't the most fascinating diet ever, it's doable and most kiddos do eventually outgrow the BM sensitivities. My friend didn't have any obvious reactions either, just knew something wasn't right and went to cutting out the most common BM food issues first and was shocked at the changes after a month. ((hugs))

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"Lavender444" wrote:

Kayla- Andrew's G.I. Doctor said soy is a bigger trigger than dairy for most babies. I would try to cut that out as well.

Ava has no known allergies. Andrew is allergic to pain. Any time he bumps or scratches himself he breaks out into big welts. It's weird. I need to bring it up to his Ped and see what that's actually about.

I have enviormental allergies to who knows what. I keep myself well drugged, or I'm a complete mess.

Strange!! I wonder if he stresses himself into it? You've said before that he carries on for quite awhile when he gets hurt? My old boss used to get welts when she was really stressed out.

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It is weird. It happens regardless if he gets upset or not. I can run my finger nail over his skin, or wash his face and it will do it too. It goes away very quickly so I can't decide if it's a doctor visit worthy or not. It doesn't bother him at all.