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<p>We have know that DS (30 months) has been allergic to cow's milk since he was 9 months old, we eliminated it from my diet and his and everyone seemed to be in the clear.  Recently though, I suspect that there are other allergies that we don't know about.  He has been getting rashes around his mouth and sometimes on his tummy and has had a little bit of runny stools.  I tried cutting out a couple of obvious food culprits, but still feel somethings missing.  It feels to overwhelming to do a total elimination diet with him at the moment and would like to get him tested again (we initially did the skin prick and blood tests) but I refuse to put him through that again until he is much older.  Can anyone recommend a reliable, yet gentle, alternative way to test for allergies?</p>
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<p>I think the least invasive form of allergy/intolerance testing is applied kinesiology (muscle testing), and we've found it to be very accurate. </p>
 

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<p>Rashes and red around mouth developing at this stage, I'd suspect salicylates - a food chemical highest in fruits.  It wouldn't show up on any food test, and often develops because of a deficiency in one or more nutrients needed by the pathway that processes sals (magnesium, molybdenum, and P5P, the active form of B6).</p>
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<p>Does he eat lots of fruit, dried fruit, berries?  Here's a more complete list of high sals foods.</p>
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<p><a href="http://salicylatesensitivity.com/about/food-guide/" target="_blank">http://salicylatesensitivity.com/about/food-guide/</a></p>
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<p>If this seems like it might be a fit, I'd try taking out anything on the high and very high sals lists for a few days, and see if you notice an improvement.  If you do, you can start with supps to try to help provide the nutrients to better process sals.  It seems to be a pretty frequent source of reactions around here, particularly when a child develops reactions after infancy.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mamafish9</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1278432/need-more-testing#post_16035324"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Rashes and red around mouth developing at this stage, I'd suspect salicylates - a food chemical highest in fruits.  <strong>It wouldn't show up on any food test,</strong> and often develops because of a deficiency in one or more nutrients needed by the pathway that processes sals (magnesium, molybdenum, and P5P, the active form of B6).</p>
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<p>.... except the test that I mentioned.  :p</p>
 

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<p>Have people successfully muscle tested for sals, CS?  I didn't realize that.  Do you have to know it's sals you're testing for?  (e.g. is it like the crystal, where the question you ask matters?)</p>
 

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<p>lol- I'm just picking on you Deb.</p>
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<p>But yes- you can muscle test for <span style="text-decoration:underline;">anything</span>.  Just like the crystal testing. </p>
 
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