Posted: 02.27.2010 at 07:14:55
Our strategy (can't speak for D'smom, only us) has been to allow whatever doesn't bother DD.
That is, if she can TOLERATE her nose being a little runny or knowing that her lips are going to be itchy and puffy for a day or two... and she really WANTS to eat a slice of cheese anyway...
<shrug> we allow it.
Her tolerance seems to be a 24-48 hour 'allowance' kind of thing, though, at this point.
So there's probably no way that she could drink milk. The last time she tried yogurt, even, she started sneezing and her lips puffed up pretty badly-- the top one even split a little on her. She decided that four bites of yogurt just wasn't worth it...
Weirdly, though? She tolerates small amounts of strawberry Kefir. As others note-- quite hit and miss.
Because she's ten and has a lifetime of experience with allergic reactions from mild OAS all the way to grade IV anaphylaxis, we let her sort of dictate what is "okay" and what isn't. I just ask/remind her when I can see that her lips/eczema looks to be badly flared.
She loves pizza and cheese so much that she'll push the envelope with those. Not so much with ice cream or cookies or butter.
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