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Yes, if he's sensitive to salicylates, then apples could be causing problems for him. Pears are allowed on stage 1 of the Feingold Program- would he eat those instead of apples?
I'm pretty sure there's a list of foods on the Feingold website- either a list of "safe" foods for stage one, or a list of foods to avoid. My DD isn't particularly sensitive to saliclyates, so I'm not 100% sure of all the foods on each list.
Carrots and milk are not a problem, saliclyate wise. Tomatoes, apples, oranges, and grapes are high in salicylates. If you could get him to eat lower-salicilate fruits (pears, kiwi, melons) he can probably continue to eat a varied, healthy diet.
Also, kids can react to fragrances from household cleaners (or on people who are nearby) and can react to chemicals (salicilates or synthetic) through the skin from lotions, shampoos, soaps, and even residue from laundry detergent. If you haven't already "greened" your home, this could be another source of problems for him.
Ruth, single mommy to 3 quasi-adults