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Postby jojo05 on Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:32 pm

my lil boy is 5 years old and has developed a allergy to we think fish and breadcrumbs the doc from the hospital is not giving me much help need some advice thank you :)
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Re: allergys

Postby AnnaB on Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:39 am

you could try talking it over with your gp and ask for a referal to a dietician. how severe were his allergy reactions?? you may need further tests to rule them in or out or if the reaction bad then the cause in obvious. Doctors and allergies are a nightmare. Both my kids had food allergies, my son out grew his egg allergy but has a nut allergy and my daughter has just out grown her dairy allergy so we are having a fun summer of ice cream after years of stress. Food allergies are hard work and people don't understand.
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Re: allergys

Postby jojo05 on Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:27 pm

he had a anaphylaxis shock and was rushed to the hospital but the doctor at the hospital said he was too old to devlop the allergy to fish cause the normal get it when the are a lot younger xxxxxxxxx thank u for advice and people do not understanted xx
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Re: allergys

Postby AnnaB on Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:58 pm

hi, have you seen a specialist peadiatric doctor for allergies, if this is not who you have seen you must get a referal. we were not happy with our eczema specialist and changed hospital really easily. you must push for tests it may have been something else you unaware of, you need positive medical support for a very serious condition
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Re: allergys

Postby busguide on Sat May 21, 2011 9:39 pm

hello,
i think i have hayfever, my nose is itchy and i have been sneezing, but i've also got a funny smell in side my nose. its a sickly sweet smell.
could this be hayfever?
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Re: allergys

Postby williamsmummy on Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:02 pm

could be an infection, see yr doc!
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Re: allergys

Postby Sally on Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:11 pm

It might be worth seeing your GP to get this confirmed .....
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Re: allergys

Postby jssmith112 on Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:58 am

yeah you are right the doc's doesn't give the full information about any thing
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Re: allergys

Postby artysue on Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:16 am

i have been gettin hives and itch like crazy cant sleep ..it is due to the pollen driving me mad ..take benadryl and atarax at nite !!has anyone else had this ..get it every year. i am taking methatextrate for eczena si have severe skin probs too ....
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Re: allergys

Postby Bike2Live on Sat May 02, 2015 8:53 am

I think there are a few possible explanations for why your son had an anaphylactic reaction without any prior history of food allergies. First, I'd say that it's very possible that he has always had an allergy to fish and breadcrumbs, but something has changed. Maybe as he is growing and his body is developing, so is the allergy, or perhaps it hasn't and he had a higher quantity of fish and breadcrumbs than he has previously.
I'm going to assume that the two things were served together, as fish is commonly served covered in breadcrumbs. Fish is also commonly fried in peanut oil, so it could be a peanut allergy.
In my own experience, it's possible to have allergies and not have an anaphylactic reaction for many years. I've always had allergies to cat hair, but it wasn't until I was 19 that it triggered my first anaphylactic episode.
Also, since then my allergies have also progressed to things that have never given me trouble, like ibuprofen, latex and even oatmeal (which I ate frequently throughout my childhood with no problems).
I personally don't agree with what the ER staff told you about your son being "too old to develop a food allergy". Allergies can develop at any point in life. Lots of people get stung by bees as kids and get stung in their 30's and find out that they've become allergic to bee stings.
My advice is seeing an allergist who either specializes or works a great deal in pediatrics. They can test him and also find other possible allergens and things that can increase his sensitivity to exposure to them.
I hope that you and your son get the help you need so that future episodes can be avoided.
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