Advice about Food Allergies
My child was diagnosed for years with asthma. She also said the puffers never helped her. Ill make a long story short, turned out her allergies created flu like symptoms and difficulty breathing. This caused problems with her sleep cycle, which caused anxiety and depression. Finally I met with the chief of allergy. He ordered the blood draws and he referred her to head and neck. They found she had a deviated septum and inflamed nasal passages. (always inflamed.) Post nasal drip down the throat as she could not really blow her nose. A small procedure reduced the tissue and had a huge impact on her ability to breath. She was thrilled. Also added allergy shots which also provided huge huge relief.
I will tell you the Head and Neck did not really think the procedure would do much, but it did. The tissue does grow back and she will do it again. (its been about three years and she is about to do it again...she requested it.
Anxiety is now almost completely gone, grades are way up, and most importantly I have a pretty content daughter again. Still a little picky about food but not too bad. Loves vegetables so yay! (Allergy to fruit is very common when you have pollen allergies. Cooking, or a slight zap in the micro seems to take away the itch reaction she gets.)
I think the blood test is far more reliable then the scratch.
Hope this helps!
PS they were more then happy to give her ssri's and therapy. Turns out all she needed was the root problem addressed. And yes we did all things HEPA.
I didn't and still don't make a big deal out of subway and pizza and goldfish.