My DD is 2.5 yrs old and has multiple allergies. She used to react with hives on dairy contact from 4 mos to 1 yr old but lately showed signs of outgrowing it (until 3 weeks back when she had a stomach bug..don't know if it was norovirus or rota but her dairy allergy severity seems to be back). She is also allergic to (we think , never diagnosed it. Only symptoms like green poop..at best and failure to gain weight until we removed wheat) - wheat, egg, chocolate, corn. Since she has these allergies anyway we figured she might have (pineapple, shellfish and nuts)so never ever tried them with her....
Now a couple of weeks back we went to a LDA specialist who first ordered a stool test for her and most findings were normal (no yeast overgrowth, no ova or parasites isolated, normal Ph, no toxins , no helicobacter pylori etc....
These are the findings that are making us very anxious (we have an appt with the same doc this coming Mon to go over them)
Bacterial overgrowth detected:
proteus species, staphylococcus spp, Alpha hemolytic streptococcus - all moderate ...which the report says should have been negative.
non-pathogenic e-coli - moderate
Intestinal Lysozyme - 25 (this seems the worst) (normal <6, borderline elevated 6-8, elevated >8)
one line below that says this indicates colonic inflammation. Another line says "this can be ameleorated by retention enemas of mixed short chain fatty acid solutions".
now the funny thing is they tested saliva and these are the results:
Dairy, egg, soy and gliadin(gluten) sIGA - negative (which means she doesn't have these allergies right?) How accurate is saliva testing?
Anyway...is this very bad?
I am guessing she will go through a round of antibiotics for the above bacteria and I am OK with it... I ordered a fresh batch of Custom Probiotics (Infant formula) wwhich will be here in a day and will start her back on that (I had given her half a bottle when she was 12 mos....17 mos I think)
What about the inflammation? What is a retention enema? Will that really help? Can they do it to toddlers? This is all soooo distressing ...I am panicking over it....
And worse... this was before she had her 2 week bout with the stomach virus...I shudder to think what may be going on in her intestines now......
I cannot help being all in tears over this....................