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Posted by: Brian Kearsey | 2011/03/23

Underweight + Allergies

My Son Tyler is 9 years, and small and underweight for his age, problem is he has Eczema, and has many allergies including Wheat, maize, potato, dairy products, soy, peanut ... (also various environ allergies) he also has gut problems (cramps etc.) he hungry and wants to eat all the time, which is not a problem, however it is difficult as he cannot eat much. desperate to get him to gain weight and grow

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Dear Brian
This is indeed a difficult problem if your 9-year-old son Tyler suffers from wheat, maize, potato, dairy, soy and peanut allergies. Because of the extreme complexity of his allergies and his need to grow and develop normally, I would recommend that you take him to a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), for an evaluation of his present growth and diet. The dietitian will assist you in planning a diet that your son can eat without triggering his allergies, which will at the same time, allow him to grow normally and also gain weight. In the meanwhile, click on 'Diet and Nutrition' at the top of this page and then on 'Allergy & intolerance', to read more about these food allergies. You can also contact the Allergy Association by visiting their Website at: www.allallergy.net to find out more about foods that need to be avoided. For recipes you can try the 'South African Cookbook for Food Allergies & Food Intolerance" by Hilda Lategan. Contact Hilda Lategan, who is also a dietitian, on (012) 546-6410) or send her an e-mail at: mwhildal@mweb.co.za .
Holding thumbs for Tyler that he will start growing well, gain weight and also outgrow some of his allergies.
Best regards
DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2011/03/23

Dear Brian
This is indeed a difficult problem if your 9-year-old son Tyler suffers from wheat, maize, potato, dairy, soy and peanut allergies. Because of the extreme complexity of his allergies and his need to grow and develop normally, I would recommend that you take him to a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), for an evaluation of his present growth and diet. The dietitian will assist you in planning a diet that your son can eat without triggering his allergies, which will at the same time, allow him to grow normally and also gain weight. In the meanwhile, click on 'Diet and Nutrition' at the top of this page and then on 'Allergy & intolerance', to read more about these food allergies. You can also contact the Allergy Association by visiting their Website at: www.allallergy.net to find out more about foods that need to be avoided. For recipes you can try the 'South African Cookbook for Food Allergies & Food Intolerance" by Hilda Lategan. Contact Hilda Lategan, who is also a dietitian, on (012) 546-6410) or send her an e-mail at: mwhildal@mweb.co.za .
Holding thumbs for Tyler that he will start growing well, gain weight and also outgrow some of his allergies.
Best regards
DietDoc

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