|I can not imagine what moms like you, Melissa B, and others go through! Just dealing with wheat is hard.|
To make a long story short: Mags had awful hives at 10mths. Then she has eczema that never gets better on her feet. She had hives again several weeks ago. I just decided to have her tested...I didn't even ask the ped. IMO they're useless any way.
So...they did a scratch test. I suspected strawberries and tomatoes. NOPE! Wheat, soy, and almonds...who would have thought. The reactions were so mild that I couldn't tell they were much worse than some other normal ones.
I don't stress too bad about it bc I know she's not gonna die from it...but I have replaced her snacks, cereals, and stuff with wheat free.
The office told me to do a couple weeks without each one, then reintroduce. While we were at the beach I reintroduced bc it was hard eating out for supper.
Her eczema had totally cleared up on her feet, then at the beach, it came back. So.....
Morgan's eczema always flares in pool water, but in a day hers was clear. Maggie's still is flaring. When we came home, I went right back to wheat-free.
I'm very on the fence about soy. I am gonna have a good talk with the allergist when we go back in a week or so.
When we went to the allergist, he did a nose swab and said she was def. an allergic child, then he did the scratch test. He put her on zyrtec, nasal spray, and a new eczema cream. I haven't had to use any of it in a while. So now I wonder how much the wheat was affecting her just in terms of mucous and stuff. You know she has ear tubes.
My advice is go with your gut. Even the nurse told me that none of those tests are 100% accurate. If you have a Whole Foods store, they have loads of good stuff that's wheat free.
A mom from here that I'm friends with on FB did a whole blog for me of wheat free items and recipes ;) I've gotten soooo much support from PAGER moms.