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Forum: Allergies   10-07-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By mbbinsc
To me part of the problem is the child to adult...

To me part of the problem is the child to adult ratio.  I have never left my DD at a birthday party (she will be 6 in 2 weeks).  The birthday parents have too much going on to keep an eye out for...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   09-23-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By mbbinsc
I just saw your post.  We live in Mt Pleasant. ...

I just saw your post.  We live in Mt Pleasant.  It is kid friendly.  My daughter went to a great pre-school at Creative Sparks.  We do have Whole Foods and a new Trader Joes.  If you come to this...
Forum: Allergies   09-16-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,369
Posted By mbbinsc
I am so sorry that she is going through this. ...

I am so sorry that she is going through this.  That is alot of meds for a 4 year old.  Have they ruled out food allergies?  So many of the environmental allergens have cross reactivity with food.
Forum: Allergies   09-15-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,369
Posted By mbbinsc
Instead of the nasal steroid could you do...

Instead of the nasal steroid could you do Pulmicort through the nebulizer?
Forum: Allergies   09-14-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,369
Posted By mbbinsc
Have you ever used a nebulizer?  I have done...

Have you ever used a nebulizer?  I have done pulmicort through the nebulizer with a mask for my DD.  The doc tried to convince me to use a spray since she is 6.  But I'd rather use the nebulizer...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-09-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,183
Posted By mbbinsc
My DD is set to start with the South Carolina...

My DD is set to start with the South Carolina Virtual Charter School for K-5 next week.  I have the boxes of stuff that I will sort through on Sunday.  She is bright and has food allergies.  I did...
Forum: Allergies   08-09-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By mbbinsc
I read this book and had the same reaction.  She...

I read this book and had the same reaction.  She is very lucky that benadryl worked so well for her. 
 
I also read the Allergic Girl by Sloane ******.  Her book was more empowering in giving...
Forum: Allergies   06-15-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By mbbinsc
We found out about annatto the hard way.  I made...

We found out about annatto the hard way.  I made her a vegan mac and cheese product that was highly colored with annatto (I have since given up trying to make quick things).  At bed time she...
Forum: Allergies   06-15-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By mbbinsc
My 5 yo DD is allergic to dairy, egg, peanuts,...

My 5 yo DD is allergic to dairy, egg, peanuts, treenuts, annatto and shellfish.  I was able to nurse her for 3.5 years.  Her eczema cleared once I removed her allergens from both our diets.  She...
Forum: Allergies   06-07-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By mbbinsc
I recently found some Flax Milk at Walmart.  My...

I recently found some Flax Milk at Walmart.  My DD, allergic to dairy and nuts, likes it (probably because I got the vanilla version which is sweeter).  It is thicker than rice milk. 
Forum: Allergies   05-30-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 699
Posted By mbbinsc
I went dairy free when I was nursing my DD (she...

I went dairy free when I was nursing my DD (she has IgE allergies).  I used an awesome coconut milk creamer made by So Delicious (at Whole Foods). 
Forum: Allergies   05-23-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,279
Posted By mbbinsc
My 5 year old DD went up on her RAST test last...

My 5 year old DD went up on her RAST test last fall.  I was so sad as others talk about losing food allergies where hers just got worse.  The only thing for us to do is to wait and retest at some...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   05-19-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By mbbinsc
JuiletD, Go to the SCVCS website and look for...

JuiletD, Go to the SCVCS website and look for events.  They are having year-end events around the state next week and are welcoming those of us interested in learning more about the school.  I went...
Forum: Allergies   05-16-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By mbbinsc
My DD will get virus induced asthma (and some...

My DD will get virus induced asthma (and some with her food allergies but that is another issue).  We use Xopenex with the nebulizer as the side effects are much less.  It is expensive if you don't...
Forum: Allergies   05-12-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By mbbinsc
Stick with nursing as long as you can.  It was...

Stick with nursing as long as you can.  It was hard on me at times but we managed for over 3 years.  I wished that I had kept some sort of record of my daughters signs of allergies when she was...
Forum: Allergies   05-12-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By mbbinsc
He is a cute baby.  My 5 yo DD has multiple food...

He is a cute baby.  My 5 yo DD has multiple food allergies.  It does sound like he had a reaction to the peas.  We saw signs of her allergies early on (hives from kisses after DH had almonds or...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   05-11-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By mbbinsc
I am considering using the K12 school here is SC...

I am considering using the K12 school here is SC for my DD next year.  She will be in kindergarten.  She has multiple food allergies, making a traditional school a hard choice.  My son goes to a...
Forum: Allergies   05-09-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By mbbinsc
My 5 yo Dd does have multiple food allergies. ...

My 5 yo Dd does have multiple food allergies.  We can't go to places with peanuts due to the airborne dust.  Did he have any other signs like hives or redness to his skin?  We did not know my...
Forum: Allergies   05-02-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By mbbinsc
Are you giving them more of something that could...

Are you giving them more of something that could be causing this reaction?  My DS would have explosive diarrhea if he had too much juice.
Forum: Allergies   04-28-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By mbbinsc
Have you tried epsom salt baths?  They helped my...

Have you tried epsom salt baths?  They helped my DD when her skin was bad.  I would let her soak for 20-30 minutes than use lotion right after (I use vanicream because she reacted to everything...
Forum: Allergies   04-26-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By mbbinsc
All holidays are tough for us due to my DDs...

All holidays are tough for us due to my DDs allergies (peanut, tree nut, egg, dairy and shellfish).  We don't have much family in the area and don't make the effort to travel because of the food...
Forum: Allergies   04-25-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,660
Posted By mbbinsc
When needed, we use the nebulizer every 3-4...

When needed, we use the nebulizer every 3-4 hours.  We use xopenex as it has less side effects than albuterol.  We also use pulmicort with the nebulizer.  It is a steroid.  When we first had to deal...
Forum: Allergies   04-24-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,660
Posted By mbbinsc
My 5 year old daughter gets asthma, usually...

My 5 year old daughter gets asthma, usually associated with viruses.  This started when she was young so we have a nebulizer.  I find that the nebulizer works better for coughing associated with...
Forum: Allergies   04-03-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By mbbinsc
It could be a sulfite reaction.  I think there...

It could be a sulfite reaction.  I think there was a thread in this awhile back. 
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   04-02-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By mbbinsc
There is Whole Foods in that same general area. ...

There is Whole Foods in that same general area.  Spring has started here and should be beautiful for your trip. 
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