View Full Version : My young one has some allergies and mouth thing happening?!
08-13-2006, 09:05 PM
My two year old has a few allergies. She can't have tomatoes, she
breaks out in a body rash. Pinapples make her have a rash like redness
around her mouth down to her chin. Plus some other foods we have yet
to identify does the same mouth rash. She now has like cold sores on
the corner of her mouth and on her tonge. I was wondering if anyone
knows why kids develope allergies and how I can help her with the rash
around her mouth and tonge? Maybe her diet is to acidy?! Thanks SO much!!
08-14-2006, 01:11 AM
Sounds like she's allergic to vitamin c. My step-father and a former roomate both are allergic to that as well. Try cutting out citrus and tomatoes for a while.
08-14-2006, 01:30 AM
I don't know why some kids get food allergies and some don't. Some are outgrown. My nephew used to be allergic to strawberries as a toddler but now is not. If food allergies run in your family, chances are your child will have them. My mom has them. I have them. My daughter has more than the two of us.
It can be hard when they're so young to determine what they are allergic to because nothing will show on a RAST test (the blood test) until they've eaten it and by then they may have had a reaction. And what your daughter has might not be an actual allery. I am not allergic to pineapples, but if I eat so much as a tiny speck of a raw one, I get blisters in my mouth.
If she has cracks at the corners of her mouth, it could be a vitamin B12 defiency. I get this. It's very painful. All I have to do is take some B complex and it goes away. I now take it on a regular basis no matter what. I've tried skipping it when I go on vacation or when I wanted to save some money, but I can't seem to do without it. Nutritonal yeast is high in vitamin B so you might try finding a way to work some of that into her diet if you don't want to supplement. But this might not be what she has. It's possible what she has are actually cold sores or canker sores.
When it comes to fruits and vegetables, often they are related in terms of allergies. I don't know a lot about the various fruit and vegetable allergies because bananas and soy are the only fruit or veg that my daughter is allergic to. I do know that people with a banana allergy are often allergic to latex as well.
Here is another forum I belong to for food allergies. They may be of some help as well:
08-14-2006, 09:59 PM
FYI, those sores would be canker sores, not cold sores. If you decide to get medication to treat her sores, make sure you're not getting cold sore stuff.
Cold sores (also know as fever blisters) are caused by herpes, whereas canker sores are merely mouth ulcers (unknown causes).
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