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    anyone done a comprehensive allergy test? do they work?

    since my son was born hes had either sickness constipation or diahoerrea, hes been tested for all kinds when he was younger but never a allergy test hes now 7 docs keep saying he will grow out of it, allergy test all boils down to money
    but now and again he will get a sudden burst of sickness with either constipation/diahoerrea, its effecting his schooling as they wont let him attend school until 48hrs after hes well again incase it is a bug. i think it is a allergy
    has anyone been in a simular situation, have you tried any allergy tests apart from through the hospital?
    any advice would be much appriciated
    thanx

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    myeasydiet.co.uk/coe…nmw
    coeliac.org.uk/coe…asp

    Could be coeliac i work with someone with similar symtoms!

    But what ever you take a GP's advice (or have they just fobbed you off)

    Or howabout this

    yorktest.com/en/…hmw

    I had a comprhensive allergy test myself 3 years ago and i am allergic to a lot of airborn things (i have asthma as well) but i never get a dodgy tummy etc

    Good Luck

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    Benson's Bargain;4193506

    http://www.myeasydiet.co.uk/coeliac.html?gclid=CMD49JvurJgCFU4g3god3SEnmwhttp://www.coeliac.org.uk/coeliac_disease/default.aspCould be coeliac i work with someone with similar symtoms!But what ever you take a GP's advice (or have they just fobbed you off)Or howabout thishttp://www.yorktest.com/en/first-step-landing-page/&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Allergies&utm_term=allergy%20testing?gclid=CLjzvfHurJgCFUog3godOV9hmwI had a comprhensive allergy test myself 3 years ago and i am allergic to a lot of airborn things (i have asthma as well) but i never get a dodgy tummy etcGood Luck

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    yeah doc keeps fobbing me off saying he will grow out of it,or its just a bug - a 7 year bug - i think not
    thanx i'll check out the links,
    :thumbsup:

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    Benson's Bargain;4193506

    http://www.myeasydiet.co.uk/coeliac.html?gclid=CMD49JvurJgCFU4g3god3SEnmwhttp://www.coeliac.org.uk/coeliac_disease/default.aspCould be coeliac i work with someone with similar symtoms!But what ever you take a GP's advice (or have they just fobbed you off)Or howabout thishttp://www.yorktest.com/en/first-step-landing-page/&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Allergies&utm_term=allergy%20testing?gclid=CLjzvfHurJgCFUog3godOV9hmwI had a comprhensive allergy test myself 3 years ago and i am allergic to a lot of airborn things (i have asthma as well) but i never get a dodgy tummy etcGood Luck



    who did you do your test with , what did involve and how much?
    did you have to send away for a pack or did you have to attend a clinic?

    The symptoms do sound coeliac related which will not be picked up by a standard allergy test, is the boy underweight at all?
    As their are millions of potential suspects for the docs to test for, the reality is it is just unfeasible to perform and get right in a hospital environment.
    if you really think there is a serious chance it is an allergy, there are things you can do your self, remove all from his diet but meat and common veg, and keep this up for at least 2 months, then re introduce foods one by one on a basis that will allow symptoms to reappear and point out the suspect.
    Use no prepared foods which have long lists of ingredients and make this test very difficult, milk is a high suspect as again it is a mixed food containing several ingredients which need to be isolated individually.
    Whilst doing this consider using a vitamin supplement meanwhile.
    also for a food allergy any test which doesn't involve a stomach biopsy is highly unreliable.
    It is hard work, i have lived with coeliac's disease all my life and also developed cows milk allergy in my teens but i am so glad my mother took the time to sort it out.

    The test i did was a infused oil based one done through refferal at my GP's

    This also led to a asthma trial via my GP through a twice daily breath - lung function test

    But your childs sysmptoms dont soud like mine (maddogb sugestions sound , sound)

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    maddogb;4194112

    The symptoms do sound coeliac related which will not be picked up by a … The symptoms do sound coeliac related which will not be picked up by a standard allergy test, is the boy underweight at all?As their are millions of potential suspects for the docs to test for, the reality is it is just unfeasible to perform and get right in a hospital environment.if you really think there is a serious chance it is an allergy, there are things you can do your self, remove all from his diet but meat and common veg, and keep this up for at least 2 months, then re introduce foods one by one on a basis that will allow symptoms to reappear and point out the suspect.Use no prepared foods which have long lists of ingredients and make this test very difficult, milk is a high suspect as again it is a mixed food containing several ingredients which need to be isolated individually.Whilst doing this consider using a vitamin supplement meanwhile.also for a food allergy any test which doesn't involve a stomach biopsy is highly unreliable. It is hard work, i have lived with coeliac's disease all my life and also developed cows milk allergy in my teens but i am so glad my mother took the time to sort it out.



    yeah iv dione food diarys he wasnt to have dairy or soya products from birth
    until he was about 4 then started to introduce them again the only thing at the time that made him more poorly was white bread and buns which still makes him poorlyand im just wondering if he has developed another allergy, its just he gets bouts off it every few weeks and the docs no help.
    . when he was younger he used to loose weight all the time. think im going to have to look into this coeliacs disease
    thank you

    hope you dont mind me asking this but how did you find out you had coeliacs disease

    hi bambu, obviously the move from milk to baby food and the following illness was the first clue for my mother, in my case the reaction is almost immediate(within an hour or 2) and quite severe.
    Unfortunately CD is varying in severity and some with milder cases can go years of discomfort without correct diagnosis and in that instance i am quite lucky.
    Whilst there are differing methods of diagnosis the only 100% is a stomach biopsy which involves placing a tube down the neck and into the stomach, a gadget is then used to remove a small piece of tissue which is mixed with gluten under a microscope to study the reaction .
    Another thing is some babies/infants can actually grow out of this condition so retesting is required some years later, my twin sister grew out of it whilst i did not.
    This disease apparently is very common in ireland and whilst there is no definitive proof of it being a genetic disorder it does seem to run in families, so check if you have any irish ancestry or family history of other immune system related disorders.
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