Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Zelda Kruger | 2010/01/19

Q.

Allergies

I want more info on allergies
My child went for and IGE test that came back with a count of 58.4 and a rast test that came back with a count of 0.68 and allergic to eggwhite,milk, cob, wheat, peanuts, soya.

What does this all mean. Do i need to exclude all these foods from her diet. She does have a very bad rash on her arms and leggs that are getting worse by the day and has been on anti histamine for 3months now.

Zelda

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your child [age not given] is definitely allergic. She appears to have quite severe eczema. It would benefit her to avoid milk,eggs and peanut.If she is still on a formula she should be on NAN HA. She cannot be on a soya formula due to her soya allergy. In addition she should not be on any wheat cereal but only rice or maize cereals [without any cow's milk]

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