Childhood Diseases

Posted by: worried mom | 2009/07/28


Non dairy and wheat diet

Dr my son(almost 2 yr old) has been taken of diary and wheat to see if his runny nose and coughing will clear up...He is on plenty of hypo-allergenic meds already...His test results, that has been done when 9 months and 15 months old (during hospitalization with lung infection) was neg for top 8 but is increasing for EA, but still VERY low, almost not significant. Sinse he was taken of the lactose free and wheat free, the post nasal drip is much better. I' m worried that he is not getting enough nutrician...he is on pure rice milk at the moment...His pead suggested Similac alimentum...I tried it this morning and he spit it up, looking at me with a face that says: What am I surpose to do with that bad tasting stuff! What supplements need to be put in his diet and how much? Or can I only give him one shot of viral guard in the morning (ps, he spits this out as well!)

Expert's Reply



Your son has not been shown to be allergic to these foods and there is absolutely no reason to put yourself and your son through this very difficult problem of trying a wheat and milk free diet. It will not help him and will only make eveyone unhappy.Let him have a normal diet again. Use 2% Longlife milk now as the protein has been modified by the UHT process.As he is not allergic he seems to be on the incorrect medicines as well. Your son should be seen by a paediatrician who is experienced in paediatric allergy. There are experts in all the main centres.

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