Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: In the pines of northern Arizona
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Hi Mom. First of all, so sorry you are going thru all this worry. My DS has had eczma too his whole life. He's 22 months. Frequent hives, and runny nose and goopy eyes. He got that swollen eyelid thing too. We go to a pedi, and frankly they have never done much for it except to allow benadryl when the hives appear. Finally, after his last outbreak, DH and I demanded a referral to a pediatric allergist. The nearest one our insurance would take is a 2 hr drive away.
Long story short, he had the scratch test and turns out he has LOTS of food allergies including peanuts and tree nuts. We had a blood draw to test for other stuff, but the results aren't back yet. I suspect dairy is a problem too.
The thing is, the allergist told us the next reaction could be the fatal one. We carry an EpiJr pen now for him.
I had tried elimination diets and so on, but we were just stabbing in the dark and getting no where. The reactions kept occurring. If you are that concerned, then you should ask for a referral to a pediatric allergist.
I wish you all the best. The worrying about it was so hard because of not knowing really what to be worried about. I have more worries now but at least I know what I have to worry about, and am learning, slowly, how to deal with it.
Wife to Hank , Mommy to Gabriella 6.5 yrs Anthony 28 monthsand 3 angels wait for me in Heaven Praying to be a Proverbs 31 woman!!