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Okay so this is VERY off topic from Golden Retrievers but for those of you who have young ones do your children have any odd Intolerance's to food or drinks?
Since we started Noah eating solid foods he has always had problems with two things which I think is so strange.... Beef & Chocolate.
Also anything BBQ he can't tolerate, but I think that might be normal...I'm not sure. We are still learning new things he cant have, & its sad because he has to suffer for it. :(
He also can't have any juice but the Organic "Apple & Eve" Juices, which has to be Punch or Berry no apple juice unless it is extremely Diluted. BUT he can eat apples, grapes, oranges, ...etc without any problems. It took us probably trying 6 different brands to figure this out.

When I say Intolerance I mean he gets extremely acidy diarrhea that pretty much eats his skin on his Lower Regions. I'm not talking about just a bad diaper rash...He got to the point where his butt would become so raw that he couldn't sit & at some points unable to lay down. He started this at a very young age and is now 20months old and we have learned how to manage it. He gets Organic Yogurt Everyday, we dilute his juice a lot with water, & we try our best to stay away from these foods period. We use a mixture of Maalox & Aquarphor to neautralize the acid on his bottom & lots of baby powder w/corn strach.
My family has always had acid problems & I had to be put on Zantac when I was younger for having such bad acid. I'm just wondering if this is where its leading? His dad also has a bad stomach, not really bad acid but gets upset often.

Just wondering if anyone else has encountered something like this?
We have spoke to his Pediatrition so many times about it and he just said well keep trying small portions of these foods every few weeks. We have & still nothing. The last time I talked to him he said that if this continues then he will have to send him to a Allergy Specialist . . . But I just don't think that's what needs to be done.
It's all just weird to me?!

"Sorry this is so off topic, just wondering if anyone else had encountered something like this and what they have done to treat it?"
 

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maybe it something inside the juices that he not take.
I cannot eat a lot of american chocolate because I will break out in my faces with pimples but I can eat german chocolate without a problem
Good luck
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That's no fun. Have you considered trying a hazelwood necklace? We got them for xmas, my daughter hasn't had much of an issue teething (two teeth but still...) and stopped drooling within a few hours. My other half had much less acid issues with it, as soon as his broke, they came back the next day. Worth a try anyway to see if it makes a difference (and if they 'wear out' sooner you know he's acidic).

Good luck! We got ours online.

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i would strongly suggest going to an allergist...if your son has a food allergy and it's not properly diagnosed he could end up with other problems because he's lacking the nutrients he needs from trying to tolerant the things he's allergic to (or intolerant of).

In the worst possible situation, he has an allergy/intolerance...you find out the true problem and it's avoided and he's feeling great! The only other thing is they can tell you it's not an allergy but that just means you are one step closer to finding out what the problem is.

My friends children were having a lot of problems and she took them to the allergist and he gave her a long list of things the kids were allergic to but as she took the allergens out of their diets they were much healthier and happier and as the months and years went by they outgrew the allergies.

I had severe food allergies and after 7 years of avoidance i'm slowly able to allow more things in my diet. I guess i'm just saying it's better to find out now and take care of it and since he's so young he'll most likely grow out of it. I hope everything works out for you and your little one!
 

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Both my grandsons had intolerances, mostly to dairy and soy but my daughters had to cut almost everything out of their diet while they are breastfeeding to find out what the culprits are by slowly adding things back. The Elimination Diet. They could have chicken breast, potatoes, rice, some vegetables and bananas. No citrus and any of the high risk allergy foods like wheat, nuts, soy or dairy.
One grew out of it by 2, the other is still dairy/soy intolerant at 8 months but he hasn't had much food yet,only breastmilk.
Is your son breastfed?
 

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Thank you all, I checked this thread last night and didn't see any posts so haven't really checked it since then.
Well we go back to the dr when he turns two, our ped said if he still is having this problem then we will be sent to an allergist. We will see what happens.

Bender -
I'd love to know more about the Hazelwood Necklace!!!
I mean anything is worth a short at this point, Maybe I can atleast alleviate symptoms til we go for his 2yr check up and see what the dr says for us to do then.


I guess I was hoping he wouldn't have to go through what all I went through as a child, Always getting allergy shots at my allergist & on all kinds of meds - I'm praying he wont & he's been healthy besides this unlike I was when I was younger.
Hoping for good news with whatever we do.
 

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No my son was no breastfed, that was the big plan but it didn't go through well, sadly.
I do wonder if he is allergic to a lot more than what I think because he has eczema and even when I hit it hard with his steroid cream & its gone for days It will come back.
I always had Eczema and even now I do - If My Immune system starts to drop which I can feel then my eczema will flair up quickly.
The dr told us we have to get noah off the steroid cream which is another reason he is wanting us to see an allergist.
 

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And Once again, Thank you all! You all have given me some other ideas to think about. :)
 

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My son Christopher is alergic to fluid milk... Not cheese, or yogurt, or icecream... Just fluid milk. I took him off of it when he was projectiling it across the room and put him on soy. He did fine on that for a while and then gave up the milk thing all together. Now he even puts juice on his cereal. I can't tell you how many times I've had to intervene with a teacher and say... No, he's not just making a mess, he's allergic to fluid milk and he eats his cereal with juice.

Good luck with your little one. I know it's hard.
 

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It does sound like an allergist will be the right move for you. I'm so sorry you and your son are going through this. It's hard when you have been through it and know how difficult it is but also good that you understand because you have been there.
Praying for him.
 

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I breast fed my sons, and thought my younger one was allergic to something I was eating because certain things just didn't seem right. My ped said there were not enough signs for her to refer us to an allergist. Um....no...wrong answer. I wasn't leaving out of the office without a letter. Due to me "demanding" he be seen by someone with more knowlege in that field, he had appt by the end of the week.

So if you think your son needs to be seen by an allergist, talk with the Ped about it and insist your son gets seen before he is 2 years old.
 

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It does sound like an allergist will be the right move for you, at least you can find out what is causing his raw bottom.

It's not bad going though it, I have done it!

Good Luck with the little one!
 

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I see no harm in him seeing an allergist. In the mean time, if you aren't doing it already, keep a food diary and write down any symptoms/reactions and the amount of time it takes for him to react.

My oldest had a problem from time to time - we called it "ouch butt" where he'd get so red and raw that the Pediatrician actually tested him down there for strep! We finally realized it would happen after parties and such - the culpret... Pepperoni! It was too harsh on him. He outgrew the problem - he's nearly 18 now but we avoided Pepperoni for quite a while when he was young.

(BTW - keeping the food diary alerted us to the fact that peanut products accentuate his ADHD symptoms. He is not allergic but he reacted from it.)
 

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Thank you all and we appreciate the prayers so much.
I think we will try & get noah into see a allergist before he is 2.
I'll update this thread when I find out more, maybe it can help someone else in a similar situation. :)
 
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