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Posted by ckelly on January 05, 2000 at 16:47:30:

In Reply to: Re: Airborne Allergies VS Food Allergies posted by Desperate Mother on January 04, 2000 at 15:16:58:

: : Food allergies can cause the symptoms you are describing but I think that it is unlikely. What did the allergist say? What is he going to do to further track the problem down? There can be false negatives so he shouldn't just let it rest when you have a problem. How old are his extracts? Sometimes that can be the source of the trouble. good luck, it can be so frustrating.

: We do have an appt. tomorrow for a follow up. They've had a couple of weeks to decide what to do. I will ask them how old is their extract that they used on my son. But I still would like them to test him for food allergies.

May I suggest experimenting with dietary solutions? My airborne allergies and food allergies are completely related. Junk food (colors, sugars, msg, etc.), dairy products, and factory farmed meat (including chicken - I'm referring to meat where antibiotics and steroids are used)
all aggravate my allergies. When the ragweed, cedar, or elm levels go up I particularly have to monitor my diet and stay on track. As a result, I haven't been on shots or antihistimines for years. My allergies, as your son's, were also severe enough that treatment started at 2, tonsilectomy at 5, countless rounds of antibiotics and series of shots, etc. until I tried my own experimentation. It worked for me and other family members. Good luck!

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