Posted by: janine | 2011/07/06


Grommets (due to allergy of the nasal area?)

Hi, my son went for grommets about 2 weeks ago and the docter says it''s because he has a nasal allergy and is lactose intollerent. He gave me a diet to follow which does not include any milk, cheese, yougurt etc. He is also not allowed to eat citrus fruit. I currently give him juice like grape etc and i have now started to give him Parmalat''s easy gest lactose free milk but it still does contain 1.5ml fat. He was on lactogen at night and Nido during the day. Should i still continue to give him one bottle of nido and lactogen during the day or should i rather stay with the parmalat easy gest and only provide a calcium and vitamin c supplement? he is now 18months of age.

Expert's Reply



Lactose intolerance is not an allergy and there is no reason for your son to be on Easy Gest milk which still contains all the main cow's milk allergens. He can return to his normal milk feeds. If the doctor suspects an allergy then your son should be tested for possible food allergies before he is put on any special diet. In any case if it is thought that your baby has a nasal allergy problem he should have allergy tests to find out what is causing his allergies. It would be best to take your son to see a paediatric allergist. There are experts in all the main centres in SA.

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