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   Posted 10/24/2006 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
My 11 yr old son was diagnosed last month with IBS ( I have severe Crohn's), we are in the process of figuring out what he can/cannot eat.  If it something that doesn't agree with him he gets cramps, feels bloaty, then starts getting little hive looking bumps in different spots of his body and they come and go as time elapses.  His doc says this is due to the IBS, has anyone heard of this?  I have tons of allergies myself, so I know what a reaction is like.  It is not with any paticular food group either.
Any input would be helpful.

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   Posted 10/24/2006 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Odd. I can't say that I have heard anyone complain of an IBS-related rash since I've been on here. Given that you have allergies, it's quite possible that he has inhereited a propensity to have allergies--although his actual allergies and reactions may be quite different from yours. And it doesn't necessarily have to be food group related--I would think it's possible to be allergic to rice but not wheat. After all, I get a very bad reaction from sugar alcohols, which are made from real sugar--which doesn't bother me. All other forms of artifical sweetners don't bother me either. And alcohol, to which it is molecularly similar, doesn't bother me. Of course, I can eat scrambled eggs but not an omlette, so some things just defy explanation.

Have you tried your son on organic foods? Some people cannot tolerate dyes, preservatives, hormones, pesticide residue and the various other non-organic things that are on or in our foods. That may be why his food intolerances seem to be all over the map.

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   Posted 10/25/2006 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
One of my nephews is allergic to red dye used in a variety of foods/beverages...he has quite a severe allergic reaction to it, it took some time for them to finally figure out that this allergy was affecting him physically with weird and unexplained rashes and bowel habits...definitely get your son checked out for all food allergies...this is a new one for our family since as far as we know not one single other person on our side of the family suffers with this kind of allergy.

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