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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:02 am 
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I should also add the caveat that he also said if you were camping in the mountains far from medical care, a smart person would be extra-careful and take only foods which were absolutely 100% no problem :)

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I want to point out a few articles that posted a link to here (go slowly, don't read too much at once or you can become over whelmed):

http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/vie ... php?t=4420

http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/vie ... ight=tools

http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/vie ... ight=tools

http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/vie ... ls&start=0

http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/vie ... ght=stress

You may want to make a list of all the things you can do to keep yourself safe, seeing how you can control a situation might make you feel better.

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
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Even being so young our son absolutely has fear issues associated with food. Each time he has a reaction he refuses food and when he does eat it is with extreme caution. He will first lick the spoon, then he will think about it and lick the spoon again. The first bite he always then spits out instantly and again you can see him concentrating and really thinking about if he will eat more.
We were having such difficulty getting him to eat anything lately (due to a string of reactions) that we changed up eating habits for him. He would freak every time we tried to put him into his highchair. We realized that he was not being bad but would truly become panicked . Our solution was we bought a plastic kiddie picnic table and let him sit there to eat. I think the high chair was bringing on panic as he associated it directly with reactions. Now he excitedly runs to his table and I give him a baby wipe so he can learn to clean the table before and after he eats.
Reading on the A.L. forum about how adults feel regarding food related fear/anxiety has helped me realize that what our son is feeling is normal. He can't verbalize but he absolutely shows us by his actions how he is feeling. I'll just be careful to never try new food while he is at his table!

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Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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BC2007 as he gets older, use play and pretend foods to let him play out his worries and so that you can give him the words and phrases to communicate.

We did this often at bath time because it was fun and relaxed. She would 'cook' and offer me (the allergic one) foods. She would tell me they were safe and announce after I ate them that they weren't! I soon learned to only eat food from home. I would ask for my safe treats container. :)

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