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SICK BABY - MYSTERY!

Posted by
Kay C. [7343.2873] on September 18, 2008 at 13:11:41:

For weeks, a friend's 17-month-old boy has been suffering off and on from hives. The first bout came in the middle of the night. It's so severe at times that his eyes are swollen shut, and his belly has shown signs of bruising from the intensity of them. The splotchy hives will go away intermittently but return after he eats. Running a finger down his arm leaves a red streak during these outbreaks. The good news is he's breathing just fine. Any thoughts?


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Posted by Trish [296.2857] on September 18, 2008 at 13:43:16:

In Reply to: SICK BABY - MYSTERY! posted by Kay C. [7343.2873] on September 18, 2008 at 13:11:41:

Did the first onset of hives happen after a dose of antibiotics or a vaccine? What kind of soap is used to clean his bedding and clothes? What does his diet consist of?


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Re: SICK BABY - MYSTERY!

Posted by Michele [3355.4368] on September 18, 2008 at 14:58:17:

In Reply to: SICK BABY - MYSTERY! posted by Kay C. [7343.2873] on September 18, 2008 at 13:11:41:

No mystery - the kid has allergies - has he been tested? have they
eliminated foods they normally give him?
The red streak is normal - his skin is hyper reactive.


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Re: SICK BABY - MYSTERY!

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.4968] on September 19, 2008 at 06:47:09:

In Reply to: SICK BABY - MYSTERY! posted by Kay C. [7343.2873] on September 18, 2008 at 13:11:41:

Kay,

See the allergy archives and get this child to a clinical ecologist ASAP. Listen Michele and Trish.

In the meantime try total elimination of dairy and wheat to protect him from more serious complications while resolving the rest of the problem.

Let us know how he does.

Walt


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Posted by alquitit [965.5142] on September 19, 2008 at 16:20:00:

In Reply to: Re: SICK BABY - MYSTERY! posted by Trish [296.2857] on September 18, 2008 at 13:43:16:


google aflatoxins from nuts. just a hunch


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Re: SICK BABY - MYSTERY!

Posted by Kay C. [7343.2873] on October 01, 2008 at 19:51:30:

In Reply to: SICK BABY - MYSTERY! posted by Kay C. [7343.2873] on September 18, 2008 at 13:11:41:

My friend's 17-month-old son, who was breaking out in splotchy hives regulary, has been diagnosed with URTICARIA PIGMENTOSA. (Supposedly, he has no allergies.) She was told he'd be plagued with this skin condition until puberty and that she couldn't do anything about it. She's been instructed to carry an epi-pen with her in case he has a severe attack. Does anyone know about this skin condition or ways to diffuse or eliminate it?


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Re: SICK BABY - MYSTERY!

Posted by Kay C. [7343.2873] on October 01, 2008 at 20:58:47:

In Reply to: SICK BABY - MYSTERY! posted by Kay C. [7343.2873] on September 18, 2008 at 13:11:41:

My friend's 17-month-old son, who's been suffering from splotchy bouts of hives on a regular basis, has been diagnosed with URTICARIA PIGMENTOSA. (Evidently he tested free of allergies.) The mother's been told he'll have this skin condition until puberty and that she can't do anything about it. She's been instructed to carry an epi-pen at all times in case he has a severe outbreak. Is anyone familiar with this skin condition, and is there a way to alleviate or eradicate it?


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Re: SICK BABY - MYSTERY! BIG SIGH! Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.4968] on October 02, 2008 at 06:40:28:

In Reply to: Re: SICK BABY - MYSTERY! posted by Kay C. [7343.2873] on October 01, 2008 at 19:51:30:

Kay,

In my opinion, ALL hives are at least related to environmental hypersensitivities--one of the few things that can be changed! You can "put lipstick on a pig (fancy name) but it is still a pig"!

If this were MY child I would get him to see a clinical ecologist to determine the most important environmental substances (foods easiest) to eliminate. In he meantime I would encourage him to do the 3LS so as to reduce his susceptibility to said hypersensitivities. His alternative is more of the same until he has suffered enough to want to improve.

Walt


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Posted by Kay [7343.2873] on October 06, 2008 at 19:54:08:

In Reply to: SICK BABY - MYSTERY! posted by Kay C. [7343.2873] on September 18, 2008 at 13:11:41:

My friend's 17-month-old son, who's been suffering from splotchy bouts of hives on a regular basis, has been diagnosed with URTICARIA PIGMENTOSA. (Evidently he tested free of allergies.) The mother's been told he'll have this skin condition until puberty and that she can't do anything about it. She's been instructed to carry an epi-pen at all times in case he has a severe outbreak. Is anyone familiar with this skin condition, and is there a way to alleviate or eradicate it?


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Re: SICK BABY - MYSTERY!

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.4968] on October 07, 2008 at 08:05:47:

In Reply to: Re: SICK BABY - MYSTERY! posted by Kay [7343.2873] on October 06, 2008 at 19:54:08:

Kay,

Remember that 95% of all hypersensitivities are "tissue sensitities" and only 5% of "allergies" show up with conventional serum testing! See the allergy archives. You are going to have a hell of a time convincing these parents to look deeper into the problem and it is the poor little kid who suffers!

Walt


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