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Posted by: SAR | 2005/11/24

CHILD ALLERGY

I have a 2 year old boy with a severe allergy reaction for dairy, eggs, nuts, colourants and flavourants. He was admitted at hospital for the first time at age 4 months due too anaphylactic shock and since then been treated with Zyrtec and celestamine. He is otherwise happy and healthy. The problem:
I can't seem to find a support group / website for help on local food products. Most products (for two year olds) at least contains one or two allergy triggers, example cereals. Can you please be of some help?

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Dear SAR
I am so sorry to hear about your son's complicated allergies as this combination practically excludes all processed foods, which makes life so difficult. Firstly I think it is essential that you consult a clinical dietitian to assist you with food selection and working out a diet that permits normal growth, but excludes all the allergens (Check the List of Dietitians on this Website or phone 082-593-0276 or send an e-mail to sscharf@nhcltd.com or look in your local telephone directory or Yellow Pages, to find a dietitian in your area). Then there are the various articles published on this Website that may be useful - click on 'Diet' at the top of the page and then on ''Food-related disease' and read the articles on 'Allergies'. Finally you can access information at the SA Allergy Association Website at: www.allallergy.co.za
I hope this helps
Best regards
DietDoc

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