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allergies in 3 wk old, need some opinions Added ENT vent!!

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So, my little guy is starting to present just like his big brother did.

 (Back story about DS2) At 3 months I finally got him allergy tested and he tested positive to wheat, soy, egg and brown rice (but not white rice)

DS3 is allergic to *something* I don't know if I should eliminate everything, (seeing that I have a history to base things off of) or if I should try by eliminating like wheat, and if he doesn't clear up in two weeks or so, then cut out soy, or dairy, etc.


We are going to an ENT today, to see about getting a tongue and lip clip, poor kid def has a lip tie like his siblings did, and it seems he has a posterior tongue tie as well. But the ENT also does allergy testing, so I will be asking him as well.


ETA:

UGH, the ENT told me that lip ties don't effect anything but teeth, there is no reason to cut a lip tie. He also said that DS does not have a tongue tie, that his gasping for air while nursing, vomitting, gas, inability to keep a pacifier in his mouth etc, is all likely due to some gastro issue.

He also told me that they don't test for allergies until 3 or 4, because they don't really have allergies before that......


I am SO glad that  I already have  a second opinion appt set up.

Mommy of FIVE!!!



Tara~12.16.03  Zachary~5.17.05  Rowan~1.17.09  Willow~8/10/11  Soren~ 1/28/13

by on Feb. 21, 2013 at 9:37 AM
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K8wizzo
by Kate on Feb. 21, 2013 at 12:54 PM

I would eliminate everything that you suspect all at once, get him cleared up, and then try to add things back in.  If you see a reaction, you know he's allergic to that, take it back out, get him clear, and then try something else.

K8wizzo
by Kate on Feb. 21, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Keep in mind that his allergies may be slightly different from his brother's but they may have some in common.  In our house this was the list, though some are outgrown now:

ds1: dairy, eggs, soy, onions, garlic, tomatoes, squash/melon, fragrances, dryer sheets, something in california baby and aveeno products that we never pinpointed, chemical sunblocks (avobenzone and friends), insect bites

ds2: dairy, eggs, soy, goat's milk, chocolate, wheat, peanuts, shellfish (developed at 2.5 years and is SEVERE), synthetic fertilizers, grass, insect bites, fragrances

Cleo07
by Bronze Member on Feb. 21, 2013 at 1:39 PM
Poor guy. My now 16 month old looked like that at 4 months. I eliminated everything in the major allergen list plus the foods I ate in large volumes. It did clear. When I started solids at 6 months, it came back again. He was extremely sensitive to bananas and sweet potatoes and dairy.

I started mini challenges by 10 months and he had outgrown them all thank goodness. Now he has hives only with crabmeat (which he ate at least weekly till age one when he suddenly got hives after eating bouillabaisse).
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LAH2x
by on Feb. 21, 2013 at 2:12 PM

DD2 reacted to my milk after I had raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. She has been fine with everything else. The berries were a shocker as they are some the the few that I am not allergic too!

collinsmommy0
by Gold Member on Feb. 21, 2013 at 6:23 PM
Oh wow. I would do a complete elimination for 2 weeks, then try to add one back, see the reaction, then add in another one a few weeks later.
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mommaoftwo
by on Feb. 21, 2013 at 7:44 PM

*bump*

K8wizzo
by Kate on Feb. 21, 2013 at 9:16 PM

:(  That stinks!  It sounds like he does have a lip tie and a posterior tongue tie.

He's right in part that some doctors don't like to test before age 3 because the tests aren't very accurate before then.  However, as you know, allergies DO exist before then and testing can have SOME value.  Did your DS2 have skin testing or RAST tests at 3 months?

mommaoftwo
by on Feb. 21, 2013 at 9:22 PM

He has skin scratch tests done.

I think I am going to try to get in touch with a lactation consultant before the appt, just to verify with someone else that he is tongue and lip tied, before I start with the momma bear routine.


Quoting K8wizzo:

:(  That stinks!  It sounds like he does have a lip tie and a posterior tongue tie.

He's right in part that some doctors don't like to test before age 3 because the tests aren't very accurate before then.  However, as you know, allergies DO exist before then and testing can have SOME value.  Did your DS2 have skin testing or RAST tests at 3 months?



Mommy of FIVE!!!



Tara~12.16.03  Zachary~5.17.05  Rowan~1.17.09  Willow~8/10/11  Soren~ 1/28/13

collinsmommy0
by Gold Member on Feb. 21, 2013 at 9:52 PM
:(

Hopefully the second opinion will help you with the ties.

Testing can be inconsistent and lots of false negatives before age 3. My allergist said to use the childs reactions as our way to tell before age 3. We did testing at 7 months & all came back negative - we are waiting until age 2 to retest (DH wants to). However, DS is still allergic to 6 foods due to his reactions.
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maggiemom2000
by Ruby Member on Feb. 21, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Check the list of frenotomy surgeons here: "The following surgeons and practioners are reported by mothers and lactation professionals to be adept at frenotomies for both anterior and posterior tongue tie." http://www.lowmilksupply.org/frenotomy.shtml

Quoting mommaoftwo:

He has skin scratch tests done.

I think I am going to try to get in touch with a lactation consultant before the appt, just to verify with someone else that he is tongue and lip tied, before I start with the momma bear routine.


Quoting K8wizzo:

:(  That stinks!  It sounds like he does have a lip tie and a posterior tongue tie.

He's right in part that some doctors don't like to test before age 3 because the tests aren't very accurate before then.  However, as you know, allergies DO exist before then and testing can have SOME value.  Did your DS2 have skin testing or RAST tests at 3 months?




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