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Oct 21, 2008
michelle&aurora
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
Rory's Rashes
I've posted about her rashes before, but now that she's eating more variety, they are becoming more frequent. I know they are *contact* rashes, so am I right to assume this would mean an intolerance vs. an allergy? Can intolerances cause stomach bloating/distention? Allergies *can* cause poor weight gain, right? So is it crazy to assume she *could* have allergies that don't cause severe reactions? Is there such a thing as a mild allergy? Would this be an intolerance? What would be the common denominator in all of these reactions below??? These are just a few of the cases.

This is my new determination for my sweet Rory. Finding out if anything she's finally gobbling up is actually bad for her. We never did get to introduce one baby food at a time, so I'm not sure where to begin, besides avoiding the obvious. I'll be asking for a referral to an allergist from my GP, but I am expecting her to say, "babies get rashes, babies get bloated, if she's not anapylactic she doesn't have allergies"...cause that's the treatment we usually get. That's why I am asking. To be as educated about it as I can be when I see her doctor.

CHEEZWHIZ

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SWEET N' SOUR

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RANCH

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Oct 21, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Last year around this time, I read a really good article in Newsweek about allergies vs. intolerances. If I remember right, it said that allergies cause immune system trouble (rash etc) and intolerances cause digestive type issues. That was a "normal person" definition. You might can look the article up on the net now.

When Mags broke out in hives from augmentin it was a definite allergy. When she had a tiny rash from another antibiotic, the dr said not to rule those abx out because the rash wasn't severe. I guess IN MY OPINION if the food is causing her discomfort, then cut it out. If it's a rash that doesn't cause her harm, I'd go with it. Now those pics look pretty severe to me.

I am actually considering taking Maggie to the ped bc her eczema is driving me nuts and now she has some on her face. That started when we went to the pumpkin patch and she played on hay.

Hope I helped.

Oct 21, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
HERE YA GO:

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/10-28-2007/0004691688&EDATE=

Oct 21, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
THIS IS PRETTY INTERESTING:

countries that have advised avoidance of peanuts in early childhood, like the United States, have seen the greatest rise in peanut allergies. In some Asian and African countries, on the other hand, where children eat a variety of peanut products starting at a very young age, peanut allergies are far less common.

Now Lack has enrolled more than 200 babies with eczema or egg allergies -- but no known peanut allergy -- in a groundbreaking trial. He'll give half the babies a peanut-containing snack; the other half will avoid peanuts. He'll then follow them all until age 5 to see if he has stopped a peanut allergy before it takes hold. "We're going to try to intervene during a narrow window of immunological opportunity in the first year of life," says Lack. If it works with peanuts, it could apply to other foods as well. Lack is hesitant, however, to make predictions and warns that nobody yet knows which method -- avoidance or exposure -- will turn out to be the best way to go. "I don't want to give the impression that feeding peanuts is a safe way to prevent peanut allergy, because we really don't know," he says. If parents try to introduce peanuts early at home, "it could be dangerous." If the study is successful, however, it could lead to a turnaround in medical advice.

Oct 21, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
I don't think that's the article I was talking about. Let me look some more.
Oct 21, 2008
mom2halleyann
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
Hmmm...I get similar contact rashes when I have an allergic reaction to things (in fact I am dealing with one now due to something in my shampoo *sigh*). I would definitely push for some allergy testing. Do the rashes show up right away or does it take a while? I'd start copying down all of the ingredients of whatever she ate when you see the rash and see if you can start seeing a pattern.
Oct 21, 2008
b-girl
Mom to Jasmine aka: Jazz 01/24/2007
Dx with silent reflux at 8 months
FPIES, DGE, MSPI. Recently diagnosed with EC (Eosin. colitis and now Primary immune deficiency disease.
Also mom to Nathan. born Jan.20th, 2009, MPI . so far dx with reflux and has an extremely sensitibe GI system. Also dx with primary immune deficiency disease.
Hi Michelle, I am dealing with very similar problems, and we are going to see an immunologist and allergist next Tuesday, so hopefully I'll have lots of info to help you along with Rory. I'll keep you updated.

Brenda

Oct 21, 2008
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I love the faces she is making. She is such a cutie pie. These are similar reactions as Meggy has had even with infant formula.

How long does it last? Is it all over or just on her face around the mouth? Does she get it with drinking also or just with food?

Oct 22, 2008
baby quinn's mommy
Mom to a 3 year old baby girl with severe reflux: g-tube, nissen fundoplication. dx: RAD, failure to thrive, DGE, epilepsy, sleep apnea, paraesohphogeal hernia, high lactic acid there's more "unknown disease"... Hospitalized 12 times, PT graduate! ST graduate! OT graduate! Current Meds: singulair, zopeonex, pulmicort, reglan, Keppra, Trileptal, vitamin B6, Veramyst. Current weight: 34 lb. Current height: 39". g-tube dependent, oxygen 1-2LpM all day and night PIC: Ms. Quinn
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Quinn gets facial rashes when she eats too. It can get really bad. They used to happen EVERY time she ate, now it is only every once in a while. I never understood what caused it, but she appears to be outgrowing it. Maybe Rory will too. Here's some pics of Quinn's.

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Oct 22, 2008
baby quinn's mommy
Mom to a 3 year old baby girl with severe reflux: g-tube, nissen fundoplication. dx: RAD, failure to thrive, DGE, epilepsy, sleep apnea, paraesohphogeal hernia, high lactic acid there's more "unknown disease"... Hospitalized 12 times, PT graduate! ST graduate! OT graduate! Current Meds: singulair, zopeonex, pulmicort, reglan, Keppra, Trileptal, vitamin B6, Veramyst. Current weight: 34 lb. Current height: 39". g-tube dependent, oxygen 1-2LpM all day and night PIC: Ms. Quinn
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One other thing, the GI doc just said it was a "contact" rash. I did try to eliminate foods that I thought might be causing it but got no luck. some days milk caused the rash, some days it didn't. So it is really weird. I think tomatoes definitely cause issues on her face. I eliminated acidic foods as well, but that didn't make much difference either.
Oct 22, 2008
amber f
When we have speggitti I am gauranteed someone with have a contact rash. And the odd thing is it won't be the same kid and it will vary in severity. It is esp bad when the weather is getting cold and the skin is already chapped from the cold or weakened from the cold. Is this just something that started recently. I know Canada is more north then MN so is she starting to be in the cold more? Just a thought...
Oct 22, 2008
blueleopard
Pictured: G'mom w/3 kids. I'm mom to 1 angel Melissa (dec'd 11/92 - hypoplastic left-heart syn.)
2 healthy daughters (knock wood) Cory (16), Kim (11) & Eric (4) diagnosed with e.e. (scoped 8/08), GERD & severe food/seasonal allergies, asthma. Cried non-stop first 17 mths. of life Found out he is allergic to cow's milk, soy, eggs, and peanuts. Takes Prevacid, Neocate One Plus & Flovent.
It would never hurt to have her evaluated by an allergist, esp. if there is any history of it on either side of the family. There are all kinds of allergies - immediate, anaphylactic, delayed. Eric is going for major testing next week - blood, scratch, patch, because of the e.e. diagnoses. That being said, testing is only a tool (never 100% accurate), SO if the child seems uncomfortable every time she eats a certain food, there may be a problem with that food, even if the test says negative. Hope you figure it out. Ellen
Oct 22, 2008
amber f
Maybe if you apply a thin layer of vaseline on her checks and chin before she eats it could prevent the rash. I guess I would say if there are not other symp. (diahrea etc.) I'd let her eat it!?!?!? My doc says if there is no diahrea it isn't a true allergy. But who knows.
Oct 22, 2008
rissaroo
Picture: This is what happens when you raise a kid on health food and they get ahold of a Coke! Bad mom, that soda is NOT on the reflux diet.
UPDATE: Isaiah is now 12 and off meds! He is doing great, eating again and hopefully will be catching up in the growing department. I am still in the "hoping it sticks" phase, but we're so happy that he's better!
Isaiah used to get that same rash, and Sarah had it a few times too. It was a contact thing, and you just never knew when it would crop up. Usual suspects were anything acidic...tomato sauce, peaches, etc. However, he'd get it if many other foods touched his skin...dairy included. Also, sometimes he'd get the same rash on his hind end when whatever food it was processed its way through....I don't know if it's for sure due to allergy, but it seems like it might be one of the allergies that you'd have to confirm through a patch test rather than a scratch test? Often, the foods that made the rash would also cause diarrhea. Here's what it looked like (but the pic is blurry) Photobucket
Oct 22, 2008
mom2coy
Coyle Eagan. One Year Old. Doing well on Cow's Milk flavored with juice :) Drinking two bottles of Go&Grow daily. Eating solids better but still have rough days. No More Silent Reflux-that I can hear anyway.. but puking again. Zantac 2ML 2X daily.
coy got it after hummus and i freaked and gave him bendryl. then i remembered that it happened after fish too.. the culprit was lemon.. i think it was a contact rash.. who knows these days.. it is so hard to understand!
Oct 22, 2008
michelle&aurora
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
Thanks everyone!! Melissa, I didn't think that was the article you were referring to but it was VERY interesting to read. Rory was a c-section baby. I'm curious as to what the results of the studies will be. I'm assuming that these are "normal" contact rashes, but I'm going to check out all the ingredients to find a common factor. I'm going to do some research and print off some signs and symptoms of both allergies and intolerances to take with me to her next appt on Nov. 5th. I remember being told that if she doesn't have rashes all over her body that she can't be allergic, but I know this to not be true. A child can have ONE or more symptoms. So, I guess I leave it at that until her appt. I'll share what I dig up in my research :)
Check with your
doctor first!