Re: Anyone else has a child with food allergies?
I'm curious, does he have an allergy or an autoimmune reaction/intolerance to wheat? The difference is a big one, since an allergy will show itself as hives, rashes, and the like, but an autoimmune disease such as Celiac Disease, which is very common but underdiagnosed, actually destroys the small intestines when gluten (found in wheat) is introduced into the body, causing diarrhea, weight loss, weakness, irritability and many other problems. A blood test could indentify this, and if he in fact is a Celiac, he needs to be not only wheat free but also gluten free, which is a little more complicated. It's worth asking the dr. about.