My 7y/o son is the one with the allergies in our family. This has been an interesting year for us so far, since we've just found out about
his food allergies this year. It's a bit of a long story, so the short version is this: He has food allergies to corn, soy and peanuts and environmental allergies to cats (although not bad enough to have to get rid of our 3), dust mites, mold, mildew, trees, grasses, pollen, etc. Just about
everything outside. He's currently taking Allegra for the environmentals and we've eliminated the food problems. It's been quite a challenge since corn and soy are in everything out there! I'm still learning everyday and am still working on finding a variety of things for him. To top it off, he is a vegetarian by his own choice so it makes getting protein in him a challenge. We've been to our local hospital nutrionist with a food diary and she says I'm doing a very good job of balancing his diet, just try to add more eggs (which he hates). It was good to hear from a professional that my hard work is paying off.
His main symptoms were stomaches, headaches and an itchy throat and he also has what seemed like an ADD response from it too. He was tested for ADD, but the school and his dr. said no, not ADD. Like I said before it's been an interesting year!
I found the allergy forum through the Crohn's forum. I used to post there regularly for myself (Crohnie for 5 years) but haven't in a while, but I was glad to see there was another forum here for additional help! Thanks for your hard work in this forum, it's greatly appreciated.
BTW, my own personal allergies are eggs (although not severe and I don't limit them in my diet), peas, walnuts, trees, grasses,pollen, dust, dust mites, mold and mildew.