When I gave birth to a daughter, I wanted everything to be perfect. Only natural feeding, long walks, daily wet cleaning, the diet of a nursing mother. But from time to time events occurred that completely knocked me out of the rut, questioning all my efforts. One of them was a food allergy in my baby.
I remember when my daughter was 4 months old, I met a neighbor. Her youngest son was already 7 months old, but instead of vegetable purees and juices, he was eating a sandwich from a loaf of jam and jam with sweet tea for both cheeks. At that moment I was so outraged by this that I once again promised myself that I would do everything right.
How it all began
That’s right, clearly according to the pediatrician’s schedule, I started feeding the child: vegetables, fruits, cereals, bread, dairy products … Everything was smooth and beautiful right before the celebration of the year of our little princess.
The baby’s legs began to somehow become peeling. First folds, then higher and higher. A little later, red rough spots began to appear anywhere on the legs and on the elbows of the daughter. I alternately changed the washing powders and soaps, started boiling the water for bathing, but there was no result. Allergic peeling clearly had an internal cause.
Skin reactions began in December and it was logical to complain about the periodic appetizing pochimakivanie oranges and tangerines. I excluded them in the first place, along with pomegranate, red apples and bananas. But nothing has changed.
Then, gradually, in reverse order, I began to remove the products I had introduced before: compote from dried fruits, eggs, fish. Plus, outside I actively treated the skin with various hypoallergenic agents. And after listening to Komarovsky, I began to use a humidifier. And even anti-allergic syrup gave the child within two weeks.
Rash and peeling on the legs then went, then appeared again. The senseless cycle of procedures and poor diet really upset me. And we turned for help to an allergist.
The first thing the allergist sent us to a coprogram and an ultrasound of the abdominal cavity, in order to eliminate inflammation, indigestion and worms. The results of these procedures showed nothing. Digestive organs and systems were normal.
Then the allergist offered to pass a blood test for allergens. In private laboratories, it is now possible to pass tests on a panel of the 20 most common ones.
But what is it to take blood from a vein for analysis in a small child? You need to go only on an empty stomach, and this is very problematic. My daughter sleeps with a breast in her mouth, especially in the morning. Then you need to put her screaming from hunger in the car and drive somewhere, then keep and listen to wild cries. Horror and nightmare!
In addition, allergic reactions after two years, children often outgrow. Allergen tests are not particularly indicative of this age. And their cost is quite high.
How was everything resolved
We did not have to lead a child to tests. Everything became very clear when I baked cabbage pies. All that was in the pies, the reaction did not give earlier: wheat flour, cabbage, onions, carrots. But an hour later, the child was sprinkled with red peeling with a new force. The only thing that could cause such a reaction is the yeast in the dough.
Yeast is included in the allergic panels of our laboratories, and therefore can cause allergies. After reading on the Internet about such reactions, I finally realized that it was yeast that was the main cause of the rash of my daughter.
A puzzle in my head has taken shape. Excluding certain foods from the child’s diet, I continued to give bread to the child every day. And the bread in our house is always fresh, that is, the yeast bacteria in it can still be alive. Of course, the reaction to our diet was not and could not be.
And this is why she was actively sprinkled after Easter, when she did not eat anything unusual, except for a piece of Easter cake. And I drank some homemade wine that day. Wine, by the way, like beer, champagne, cheese, muffins, and many other foods and beverages contain some of the yeast.
It took us about 4 months to determine the allergen. Trips to the clinic, testing, nerves and experiences – this is what has accompanied me throughout this period. And what a simple reason was.
And, by the way, the neighbor baby never once faced with food allergy issues. I was only amazed at a taranka or a piece of cake on a plate of a one-year-old buton.
And you and your kids faced with food allergies? What in your case turned out to be the reason for her appearance?