Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Food and Allergy Ideas...
I was, in fact, very very wrong.
Apparently the peanut particles migrated through the air to his bassinet and he started breaking out in hives and turning red in his little bed.
Commence bathing the toddler and scrubbing surfaces and rubbing corizone all over his cute little red splotchy face.
Yesterday it happened and the only thing I'd had to eat at all was eggs... and today it happened and the only thing I'd eaten was cereal. So, as you can imagine, I'm kind of freaking out.
I've decided to start a food journal and cut out pretty much everything that seems to be bothering him and then add things back in and see what seems to trigger it.
And that's where I turn to you guys... because I know quite a few of you guys have commented about food sensitivities over the years and I'm trying to figure out what the heck is safe to eat for a while that will be the least likely to trigger the reaction. So far I think that apples and bananas seem to be okay. And beans have seemed to be okay too (which is good because beans have been a huge part of our diet since they're cheap and I can season them to make them taste like various other foods...).
I'm guessing wheat, dairy, sugar, eggs and all the rest should be gradually re-introduced? And what other foods should I be avoiding to start out with? Of course I'll be researching on my own too and talking to his doctors, but I know that quite a few of you have mentioned this sort of thing so I thought asking for advice here was at least a start.
Any tips (and prayers) are greatly appreciated. The poor little guy. It looks like we're going to be headed back to the doctor soon...