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#1 of 2 Old 10-10-2013, 06:05 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi,

 

I'm looking for a second opinion.  My son just turned 4 years old and has not received any vaccinations yet.  A quick bit of background:  at 6 months old, he had severe eczema, severe food allergies (IgE 1600) and suspected asthma.  We began (and continue) using Traditional Chinese Medicine with a doctor at Mt. Sinai Hospital in NYC and his eczema has cleared totally and his IgE has dropped to 287.  The suspected asthma is now confirmed.  He has had pneumonia twice, confirmed by chest x-ray.  Since we are 7 hours from NYC, we recently sought out a local allergist.  Based on my son's history with pneumonia, this new doctor thinks the pneumovax vaccine would be very helpful.  What do you think?  

 

Thank you so much for your time and insight into our situation.

 

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Jennifer  

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i generally don't like to vax kids with such allergic problems and history.  I don't think the pneumovax would be enough benefit to risk worsening the allergies

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