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Thread: Childrens allergies

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    joshuasmummy Guest

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    I have a 15 month old son who has been allergy tested (via the skin ***** testing) and has been found to be allergic to dairy, wheat, fish, eggs and peanuts. As you can imagine, that is quite limiting when it comes to meal times (to top it off, he hates vegetables!).

    Does anyone else have a child with allergies or know of a good dietician in Victoria?


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    Custardtart Guest

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    Hi Joshuasmummy,
    You poor thing, that's a really limiting list. I don't personally know of any children's dieticians who can help you with this but I wish you all the best! There are some good vegan recipe resources out on the web that might be able to give you some meal ideas if you do a google search. The 'liver-cleansing diet' might also contain some ideas for family-friendly meals as it avoids egg and dairy.

    Whilst on the issue of allergies, I thought it was worth mentioning that recent studies have shown that giving babies antibiotics before the age of six months drastically increases their chance of developing allergies later in life. This isn't the only contributing factor, of course, but it has proven to be a significant one. If possible, avoid antibiotic use in very young children!

    Kerrie

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    joshuasmummy Guest

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    Hi Kerrie,

    Thanks for your suggestions, I will have a look on the web. It's amazing how many doctors are happy to just give kids antibiotics, even just for a simple cold. I've had doctors who give me a script for antibiotics and when I remind them of my sons allergies, they say, "oh, I'm not sure exactly what's in it, I'm pretty sure that it will be OK". PRETTY SURE!!!!

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    I know that there are a couple of good dieticians at the Royal Childrens' Hospital but I can't for the life of me remember their names. Give them a ring and they should be able to help.

    Do you go to a specialist or paed to get it confirmed? They would have names of dieticians that would specialise in the area of the allergies that your son has.

    You may need a referral though, I have coeliac disease so when I first went to my dietician after being diagnosed I needed a referral from my specialist.

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