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congested infant update

Posted by Denise on May 25, 2001 at 10:19:00:

dear dr. stoll,

my daughter is now almost four months old. she is still not well. she has reacted to my eating wheat and especially corn. she also gets worse whenever i have opened up the house or taken her outside for any length of time. i have been giving her two metagenics ultra flora plus df capsules dissolved in sterilized water twice a day for about 4 weeks. maybe i should be giving her more?

her pediatrician had recommended me to a pediatric allergist at a children's hospital (i won't say which one). i figured it would be a waste of time, but went anyway. he wanted to give her an inhaled steroid for her second wheezing attack, and said that it was not possible that she could be reacting to anything in the outside air. this completely contradicts my experience with her. i develop my allergic symptoms shortly after she does (that is, if they're due to pollen and not food).

at this point, i'm being careful to avoid the food that triggers her, and the house is closed up (i tried taking her out yesterday and now we have to deal with the consequences. that's what i get for not following my own instincts and experience). i took her to a homeopath a few days ago and will be receiving a homeopathic remedy for her soon. i hope it helps. otherwise, i don't know what else to do.

my husband works with doctors, and they've all told him that the immune system of an infant isn't well-developed enough for there to be allergies. some have said that they don't even produce antibodies. i am very confused. if you could recommend some good books that explain the allergic response and infants' immune systems, i'd appreciate it. (i read scientific american, so something on that level would be appropriate).

thank you for your time and advice. it is GREATLY appreciated. denise



Re: congested infant update

Posted by Raisa on May 25, 2001 at 11:04:07:

In Reply to: congested infant update posted by Denise on May 25, 2001 at 10:19:00:

Hi, Denise - My daughter was congested until she was almost a year old. Is your daughter gaining weight, eating well, etc.? They told me that some babies still have meconium in their lungs and that it takes a year for this to disappear.
I didn't really believe that, but since she just acted as if she had a really bad cold, I didn't do anything. Then when she was almost exactly a year old, it disappeared!
The only thing is that you said your baby gets more congested when you take her outside. That didn't happen with my baby. Does she wheeze? Just thought you'd like to hear about someone else's experence. Good luck!



Re: congested infant update

Posted by Denise on May 25, 2001 at 14:20:12:

In Reply to: Re: congested infant update posted by Raisa on May 25, 2001 at 11:04:07:

thank you raisa, i would be interested in more details. my husband mentioned this to me as a possiblity to ask her pediatrician next week. her congestion and coughing started when she was two months old. she had a mild bout of nasal congestion from about 2 to 4 weeks. she's had wheezing several times, requiring the use of a nebulizer. i am definitely going to look into meconium fluid as a possibility. thanks, denise



Re: congested infant update

Posted by Raisa on May 25, 2001 at 19:11:31:

In Reply to: Re: congested infant update posted by Denise on May 25, 2001 at 14:20:12:

Hi,
I don't remember using a nebulizer, but I had two other children, 3 and 5, and was always using a vaporizer, so I could have used that. My daughter, however, was the only one to constantly be "stuffed up". The one thing I absolutely remember is that she suddenly recovered completely when she was about a year old, and that was what had been told would happen. She was never "sick" with this, and grew normally and had a good appetite,so there was no real reason to worry according to her doctor. I'd be interested in hearing what your doctor says. Good luck!

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Re: congested infant update (Cellular Hypersensitivities.) (Archive in allergy.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 27, 2001 at 09:27:05:

In Reply to: congested infant update posted by Denise on May 25, 2001 at 10:19:00:

Hi, Denise.

They are right about infants and SERUM ALLERGIES--the only ones they even know about. 95% of adult and nearly 100% of infant hypersensitivities are due to cellular hypersensitivities and that is what she has.

You need a competent Clinical Ecologist and stop wasting your time with conventional allergists.

Let us know what you learn..

Walt



Re: congested infant update (Cellular Hypersensitivities.) (Archive in allergy.)

Posted by Denise on May 27, 2001 at 13:25:42:

In Reply to: Re: congested infant update (Cellular Hypersensitivities.) (Archive in allergy.) posted by Walt Stoll on May 27, 2001 at 09:27:05:

hi dr. stoll,

i didn't realize most doctors STILL don't know about cellular hypersensitivies. i did read about it in your book, but i don't completely understand the different pathways that lead to c.h. and serum allergies. i guess what i need is a book that explains the difference (with some diagrams!). i have many questions on this topic but don't want to bother you with them until i've read some detailed information, which so far i have not been able to locate on my own. could you kindly recommend a book?

i have obtained a list of clinical ecologists in my state, unfortunately none close by. i hope i make a good choice of doctor.

thanks for your help, denise



never mind request!.. but i have two questions.

Posted by Denise on May 27, 2001 at 14:02:44:

In Reply to: Re: congested infant update (Cellular Hypersensitivities.) (Archive in allergy.) posted by Denise on May 27, 2001 at 13:25:42:

dr. stoll,

i have located theron randolph's book, an alternative approach to allergies.

what it boils down to is, i understand the mechanism of tissue sensitivities, but not that of serum allergies. i understand that the body produces antibodies to a foreign protein but don't understand how it starts. is it also a result of lgs? and does a positive traditional skin allergy test always indicate a serum allergy?

thank you, denise



Re: never mind request!.. but i have two questions.

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 29, 2001 at 08:00:53:

In Reply to: never mind request!.. but i have two questions. posted by Denise on May 27, 2001 at 14:02:44:

Thanks, Denise.

I have always found Theron Randolph's writing and vocal presentations to be murky at best. His genius was in theory and clinical practice. Any books by Sherry Rogers, MD or Leo Galland, MD or Bill Rea, MD would be clearer even though they ALL learned from Randolph--and they all would be the first to give credit to this genius!

There is no "always" in medicine.

Sometimes cellular allergy can be from other than LGS and sometimes serum allergy can be from LGS. It is just that the vast majority of these are as we have been describing.

Sometimes skin testing will even find cellular allergies--just not very often.

Hope this helps.

Walt



thank you

Posted by Denise on May 29, 2001 at 12:24:42:

In Reply to: Re: never mind request!.. but i have two questions. posted by Walt Stoll on May 29, 2001 at 08:00:53:

thank you, dr. stoll!

i was curious about the skin testing because i tested positive both as a child and an adult for dogs, cats, pollen, dust mites, and mold. i'm doing MUCH better now thanks to everything i've learned and applied to my life from this bb. i still have violent and immediate reactions to all mammals (except humans, at least most of them!), but i never expected much improvement in that area. it does put a damper on my social life, though.

i guess it's pretty obvious that my genes are dominant in the operation of my daughter's immune system (my husband's toward the right of the bell curve). i'm just thankful that i've learned so much about nutrition from this bb and the recommended books that i will hopefully be able to raise her strong and healthy.

thanks so much! denise

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