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My DS is allergic to wheat and since we've eliminated it from his diet if he accidentally eats it or comes into contact with it he'll get hives and swelling around the site or on his face and upper body if he eats it.<br><br>
But I've noticed the funniest thing - if he eats sprouted wheat (DH gave DS part of a Ezekiel sprouted english muffin thinking it was DS's 'special' bread<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">)<br>
he doesn't react.<br><br>
At first I thought it was a fluke, but I gave him it the other day and observed him for a few days after - no hives or anything.<br><br>
Is it possible that the sprouting can make a difference? I'm still not over doing it, just 1/2 a sprouted english muffin and not everyday. He doesn't seem to have any other signs of allergy...<br><br>
DS just hates the crumbly rice bread (he's allergic to wheat, dairy, soy, eggs & nuts)
 

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Please tell me you have an epipen.<br><br>
Some people do say that sprouted grains are tolerated better by people with allergies/intolerances, but with that severe of a reaction I don't think I would push my luck.
 

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Sprouted grains are essentially predigested - much lower in gluten and quite a different protein structure. So yeah, you could be getting quite a different reaction. But I'm with CS - if you were getting hives and swelling from just contact with wheat, that's pretty scary - all it might take is a few non-sprouted grains to cause a big problem.<br><br>
One question - how did you figure out he is allergic to wheat? Most breads have a ton of other ingredients in them that could be allergenic as well - are you sure it was the wheat?
 

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Hmmm...maybe I'll stop - I feel so clueless!. We suspected a lot of allergies when he was starting on solid food and did eliminations around 9-12 months and then did blood tests that confirmed allergies.<br><br>
I actually do want an epi-pen. Can I just ask my ped for one? DS tested pretty high on a few things on his blood test and I deal with reactions with hives and swelling more than I like to - once we were in the ER for accidental dairy but it was when we were in Europe.<br><br>
Our ped then ordered the blood tests after I told him I've documented various allergic reactions, but when we got the results the ped just called me with them and that was kind of that. We haven't had another appt. with him and don't until our well check in early dec. We haven't done skin tests because of DS's sensitive skin that often has ezcema, thinking we would get to many false positives - although, I can't think of too much more that he could be allergic to.
 

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If he still has eczema, he's getting something that he's still allergic/intolerant to. I only deal with intolerances, but if it were IgE reactions, I wouldn't chance it either.
 

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Yes, your ped can write you a prescription for the epi. It's definitely a good thing to have around if you're already having that severe of reactions!!
 
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