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    Question Besides vomiting what other signs signal allergic reaction?

    My son, as of tomorrow, will be 7 months . As I said before he is a healthy 25 lbs. He does'nt sit up without assistance, so I don't feel he is ready for solids. However, at his last check up the Dr. agreed that he does'nt need any solids because he is doing great, but suggested I give him a tsp of cereal every few days, so in the future he won't have issues eating solids . I want to do baby led feeding. Well I gave him some rice cereal mixed with bm and a few minutes later everything came up and he had runny stool for 2 days. Is this an indicator that he may be allergic?
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    Default Re: Besides vomiting what other signs signal allergic reaction?

    It could be. Did he have any other signs of illness, like a fever or etc.? One thing you could try is to mix a little of the same cereal together and dab a small amount on his skin. Leave it for a little bit and then wash it off. If you are left with a red spot, like a welt or small rash, that should be a strong indicator of an allergy. I know if I were to put any type of peanut product on DS, he'd get a good sized hive on that spot.
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    Default Re: Besides vomiting what other signs signal allergic reaction?

    No fever. After a few minutes he threw up (projectile like). I will try the skin test today. Is it common for babies to have an allergy to rice cereal?
    First time mom to baby Joshua (12/19/2008, 6lbs-0oz, 19 inches)
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    I'm STILL at work, when I'm home, and .

    We've made it 14 months .

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    Default Re: Besides vomiting what other signs signal allergic reaction?

    http://www.llli.org/llleaderweb/LV/LVAugSep97p75.html

    heres a great link with signs.

    I know some kids that were allergic to plan brown rice so it can happen.
    Might be the added iron.

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    Default Re: Besides vomiting what other signs signal allergic reaction?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*andreafromohio View Post
    http://www.llli.org/llleaderweb/LV/LVAugSep97p75.html

    heres a great link with signs.

    I know some kids that were allergic to plan brown rice so it can happen.
    Might be the added iron.
    Wow , did not know that.
    First time mom to baby Joshua (12/19/2008, 6lbs-0oz, 19 inches)
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    I'm STILL at work, when I'm home, and .

    We've made it 14 months .

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    Default Re: Besides vomiting what other signs signal allergic reaction?

    Rice is not a typical allergen, but a baby can be allergic to anything - mine had a reaction to oats which is not very common at all. If vomiting is involved and it is an allergy it is probably an ige allergy or FPIES - both of which can be serious. I would hold off on introing anything else with rice in it before you speak with your doctor. Maybe it was a complete fluke and it was just a stomach bug, but maybe not...

    If you want to do baby led solids, there is a lot of good info you can get by searching in this forum - some suggestions would be chunks of very ripe bananas avocados etc.
    DS-11/06- known IGE allergies to dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, beef, lamb, duck, amaranth, mustard and more...
    Outgrew pork, oats, soy, chickpeas, peas, turkey, chicken, shellfish and wheat. He has now outgrown more than half his food allergies

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    Default Re: Besides vomiting what other signs signal allergic reaction?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*twokmommy View Post
    It could be. Did he have any other signs of illness, like a fever or etc.? One thing you could try is to mix a little of the same cereal together and dab a small amount on his skin. Leave it for a little bit and then wash it off. If you are left with a red spot, like a welt or small rash, that should be a strong indicator of an allergy. I know if I were to put any type of peanut product on DS, he'd get a good sized hive on that spot.
    If I do the skin test, how long will the red spot lasts?
    First time mom to baby Joshua (12/19/2008, 6lbs-0oz, 19 inches)
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    I'm STILL at work, when I'm home, and .

    We've made it 14 months .

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    Default Re: Besides vomiting what other signs signal allergic reaction?

    It is a histamine reaction, so it varies. It could last a few minutes, or if it is a strong reaction like with my DS, it could last a few days if you don't put meds on it.
    Our blessings from God!
    Kylee was born September, 2006 - 9 lbs. 12 1/2 oz, 21 inches long.
    Kiefer was born January, 2008 - 6 lbs. 14 oz, 19 1/2 inches long.
    He was diagnosed with a severe peanut allergy at 12 1/2 months old. Others later discovered.
    And I am even more blessed by being married to my best friend and the most honorable man I've ever known.

    "The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world." - Abraham Lincoln

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    Default Re: Besides vomiting what other signs signal allergic reaction?

    It could be something in the rice cereal. What brand was it?

    Nestle's rice cereal was the first thing that my older ds reacted to. It wasn't until he had a few more reactions to other things that we figured out that it was a dairy allergy (Nestle has skim milk powder in it). He also vomitted it up, and got hives where the cereal touched his face.

    How did the skin test go?
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