We had more allergy testing today for the 5yo. We tested for 46 foods. We found new allergies. In addition to peanuts, we can add almonds, oranges, and lobster to our list to avoid. We also need to monitor all tree nuts, citrus, and should just avoid all shellfish. What really leaves us scratching our heads is where our child was exposed to lobster/shellfish. We don’t eat things that swim. Just goes to show how cross contaminated our foods are. Orange juice is more than likely the Thanksgiving Day pukefest culprit. There were a couple other foods that may or may not show a sensitivity. We’ll see how he does eliminating these foods, and if there’s still issues, the other foods give us a starting point for an elimination diet. Prior to this, we had no clue where to start. This is why we had them do a full panel.
Next up, me and the 10yo. The 10yo is still having allergy symptoms despite still being on meds and going through the series of allergy shots. I didn’t spend five years of my time for the poor child to still be doing the “allergy salute.” I’ve been having some issues as well, so I figure since eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is generally thought to be hereditary, it probably comes from me.
Prior to this, the only family history we had with foods was mine and the 10yo’s lactose intolerance. This has been two years in the making. Later this month, we see GI for our regular three month follow up and to discuss a rescope.
What can you take from this? If you’re going through allergy testing, don’t be discouraged. Patch and blood testing, and biopsies showed nothing except eosinophils. It wasn’t until I pushed for prick testing that we got any results. If you have a hunch something is up, keep at it until you’ve exhausted all of your options.