This is a follow-up to last week’s post with the results from our visit to the allergist. Cate and I were vastly relieved to find out that she is not allergic to either wheat or dairy.
She is, however, allergic to soy, which as we have recently discovered, is found in pretty much everything but water.
(it just seems like it)
Still, it feels so good to have a game plan! In addition to eliminating the allergens from her environment–as much as possible, anyway–the doctor recommended the following:
- A bleach bath once or twice a week (It sound worse than it is. You just add a capful of bleach to combat the bacteria.)
- 1000 units of Vitamin D daily
- A prescribed nasal spray
- The daily application of Vanicream mixed with 2.5 % hydro-cortisone cream on all affected areas
- A topical steroid 2x/weekly. He recommended Protopic but our insurance wouldn’t cover it. As such, he switched us to Elidel.
Cate mentioned to the doctor that sometimes her mouth and throat itched after eating apples. He nodded vigorously and told us about something called “Oral Allergy Syndrome.” Have you heard of it? Apparently there are cross-reacting allergens found in both pollen and raw fruits/vegetables. It’s not as severe an allergy as some, but as you can tell from the picture above, my girl definitely reacts to pollen!
We stopped by Wal-Mart on the way home, both to get the prescriptions and buy dust mite-resistant bedding! They’re such gross little creatures, don’t you think? Proof that heaven will be way better.
We also got McDonald’s french fries, which I’d promised as a treat for all those obnoxious pokes.
And then later found that they’re cooked in soy oil!!!
So yeah, as I’ve said (once or twice) before…
Heaven will be way, way better. : )