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March 8th, 2011, 04:36 PM
Mommy2Addy's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Indiana, USA
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Hello! I think it's time that I join you ladies. I'm Carlye and my daughter Addy is allergic to soy, wheat, and shellfish. She was first diagnosed with the allergies to soy and wheat when she was 6 months old. She has eczema reactions to them and for quite a while her allergist had us using steroids to keep it under control. I encouraged them to take her off of them when I noticed it was starting to affect her growth.

She's 2 1/2 now and doing fairly well. She's pretty much outgrown the wheat allergy, but she was still having a lot of eczema issues, so at her appointment last month her allergist suggested trying a soy-free diet to see if that would help. And not even a week into the new diet her rash was completely gone. It's been a challenge trying to find foods that she can eat, but we've been managing okay. It was hard explaining to her why she couldn't eat the same snack as her friends at preschool, but luckily she's pretty smart and she sort of understood.

The shellfish allergy was a fun discovery that was a complete accident. A few months ago we were having dinner at my parent's and my mom had made a pasta dish and the sauce was tossed with shrimp. She didn't give Addy any of the shrimp, just the pasta and sauce. Addy put one little bite in her mouth and spit it out because she didn't like it. Right after dinner we left and went to Walmart. When I picked her up to put her in the cart her shirt lifted up a little and I noticed a red spot. I lifted her shirt all the way and she was covered in welts. So I ran over to the pharmacy and opened a bottle of Benedryl and gave her a dose in the middle of the store. I'm sure people thought I was crazy.

So that's us.

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March 9th, 2011, 10:29 AM
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Knoxville,Tennessee
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Welcome! My name is Sarah, Mommy to DS Danny (3.5) allergic to eggs, soy, carrots, red 40, cinnamon, and tree nuts.

Ick! The shellfish reactions sounds like how we found out about Danny's treenuts. He had put his face up against the counter at taco bell and went into ANA in TacoBell. We were really confused as we thought it was the food he ate but the rash only touched where his face was on the counter but his throat was swelling shut. Luckily the TacoBell we were at was literally around the corner from Children's Hospital because we had no epipen at that point.

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March 18th, 2011, 08:15 PM
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Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Michigan
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Welcome! My dd has celiac disase (can't eat wheat/gluten). I also have a ds with a fish allergy. We've done the whole soy/dairy free thing while breastfeeding here too so I have an idea how frustrating it is.

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March 30th, 2011, 08:04 PM
Mama Melissa's Avatar Bienvenue Canada
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
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Hello! Nice to meet you - I haven't been here in a while but I'm Melissa - my allergic child is Violet who has a severe anaphalactic allergy to peanuts and all tree nuts.
Melissa - Mommy to Jacob & Violet

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April 10th, 2011, 03:36 PM
Adriana's Mommy's Avatar I <3 my kids
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Inland Northwest
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Hello and welcome..

I'm Melissa and my son A.J is severely allergic to Cats, dog, and his food allergies are Peanuts, Soy, and Egg..

A.J's allergies are eczema related (haven't tried egg or peanuts don't know the reaction).. Soy makes him get severe eczema and the cat and dog are his triggers for his asthma and sinus problems.

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