Did you know that eight percent of children and two percent of all Americans have at least one food allergy?Food Allergy Aid is dedicated to providing a meaningful resource to these people and their loved ones to keep these potentially life-threating allergies managable.

Friday, September 19, 2008

There is Hope!

My son had an anaphylactic reaction to wheat when he was around 18 months old. He has been on a strict elimination diet since he was diagnosed with multiple food allergies at 7 months of age. As we follow his blood work RAST testing every 6 months to yearly, we have watched his "classes" go down. As his classes go down, we test him to see if some of the allergens have been outgrown. He has outgrown 3 so far - soy, oats, and corn. Well, his blood work for soy was still a class 2 but his oral challenge went well and he tolerates soy just fine now! You can actually have a + skin test even after an allergy is outgrown - there is no black and white with food allergies. His wheat RAST is still a class 2 but his recent skin test was NEGATIVE! He is now 5 years old. So, we will be doing another oral challenge. So, keep the faith - things do get better!

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