Originally Posted by Hibou
Thanks JaneS for your response. I had a look at the enzyme site, and from what I can tell, what we are dealing with now is an allergy. The reaction is bright red cheeks and spots on his body. It is almost immediate, whereas the problem with dairy used to take several days to manifest itself as eczema. His poop is pretty normal. But come to think of it, his skin has been dry and itchy lately so that could indicate gut issues. Obviously there is a problem with his immune response, but I'm confused and not sure where to start. If we work on healing the gut, will that heal the allergic response? I'm going to read more on the enzyme site. Feeling really overwhelmed.
And...you of all people already have like the best diet on the planet!
I think it will heal the allergic response, especially if this is something new you are noticing. There are many things that are interrelated too, such as fatty acids do keep the lining of the intestines intact.
And not to make you even more distressed ... but I wonder if kids like ours will always have to go the extra mile with respect to "gut healing" and massive amounts of probiotics and nutrients for the rest of their lives. (Not that that isn't good for everyone but, ykwim?)
Because their initial gut flora just wasn't up to par and their immune system is geared to being on alert or yeast/bacteria is always there waiting to grow again.