Looking for support and others with similar experiences. My son, 2 years, was diagnosed with tree nut and melon allergies in December. He is also allergic to peanuts, but seems to tolerate them. We are adding carrots to the list.
This week, he had an ANA reaction to raw baby carrots. Nothing on them, he didn't eat anything else on his plate. Gave him benadryl for hives and ended up using epi for a secondary reaction 3 hours later and found ourselves admitted for overnight observation since he continued to get new hives and rash despite meds in the ER.
He has a full panel prick test scheduled for this Friday. I'm curious to see if he has any pollen allergies, as well. Also worried we will discover other allergies and further limit his diet. We are lacto-ovo vegetarians and he was my best eater of the three kids, but all his healthy foods keep getting eliminated through allergies.
Also, worried for his future with play dates, parties, babysitters, etc. I haven't been to the gym because I'm anxious about leaving him in child care there, even for an hour with no food. His allergic reactions are generally subtle and even his father was doubting his secondary reactions while I watched the pimple-size hives pop up, DS didn't want to talk and said his stomach hurt. His hives are not overly obvious. I'm starting to fear ever leaving him in other's company, but I also have two older kids and need the community support.
Complicating matters is his seemingly perpetual cold, which means coughs, sneezes and runny nose aren't clear indicators for allergy attacks. He also has a nebulizer at home after two RAD diagnoses and clear x-rays, making each cold he gets require nebulizer to keep him breathing easy. I'm sure it's all related.
Thanks in advance for your support! Feeling bummed and stressed about feeding this family and most of all keeping everyone healthy and safe. Who else is in this boat?
Sorry for the lengthy post.