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01/05/2012, 10:10 PM
Not sure if any of you may have some ideas or thoughts that will help.
My daughter almost 3, started vomiting 16days ago. Not every night, but 6 of them. Some nights it's only once or twice others its over a dozen and to a point that there is nothing left to get out.
We are a family of 4 and at least one of us has eaten the same as her for the entire time, and no-one else is crook.
We have had clear urine tests, and are currently waiting on the stool results, mainly cause i pushed.
She has taken to drinking soy milk of her own accord, (been drinking soy milk only for about 6mnths)
not sure how it happened but she had some at child care and hasn't turned back. Since then she hasn't complained of her tummy hurting after milk.
Could this be a sign of an intolerance to something, I'm thinking dairy. I ask as DH and I have worked back through as much of her meals as we can and she seems to have troubles on the days where there are noticeable amounts of dairy consumed.
I will greatly listen to anyones thoughts and experiences and the best way to confirm.
01/05/2012, 10:23 PM
Yes she could be.
My DS has severe food intolerance and dairy is one of them. He gets severe reflux after having anything with it in it.
Some other intolerance symptoms are vomiting, diarrhoea, reflux, wind, stomach cramps, rashes etc.
They only way to know if she has a problem with diary is to do a challenge. What you'll need to do is give it to her and see if she reacts, you should give her some every day for a week if she has no problems, if she has a problem stop. My peadatric allergist said test 3 times and if you fail all of them then yes it's a problem food. Also the effects of intolerance can stay in her system for up to 7 days so you will need to withhold dairy for that long before testing her and also wait that long if you repeat the tests.
Good luck OP
01/05/2012, 10:40 PM
Not much help, but one of my daughters is allergic to cows milk protein so we wrote alot of upsets/reactions to that. On several occasions she'd vomit at night, just projectile for no apparent reason but always after having a drink of milk(formula) before bed. Eventually we worked out it was watermelon! She wouldn't get sick as soon as she ate it but boy she must of felt sick all day and was too young to tell us.
I started keeping a food diary and it helped to see what may have been eaten that day when a reaction happened. We noticed on many occasions that on days she ate watermelon she'd vomit. Harder to pick up when it's an intolerance than when she eats cashews for example and has a reaction instantly.
8 years down the track and she can eat a small cube or two of watermelon but thats about it. Still makes her feel sick.
Truly is a pain the intolerance/allergy caper! My daughter's allergies/intolerances don't show up on blood tests etc but the reaction she gets to some things can be severe.
My Mum is anaphylactic to many many things, food and otherwise and she too shows up negative on most allergy tests but ends up in intensive care often enough with a severe allergic reaction.
My daughter can have small amounts of dairy, like very processed cheese or small amount of yoghurt without any drama, but if she had a spoonfull of cream or a sip of cows milk etc she'd throwup straight away. Soy/goats/lactose free milk don't agree with her either.
My other daughter is lactose intolerant. She gets VERY sore tummy and nauseous if she has too much dairy. She drinks skim lactose free milk.
02/05/2012, 01:59 PM
Sounds very similar to what was happening with my youngest. We had trialed him with dairy and he seemed to be tolerating it then suddenly he would projectile vomit his entire stomach contents every night in bed and was having reflux symptoms. I finally figured out it was dairy again (he never vomited when he was little and reacting to dairy so I wasn't sure). Now he is dairy free again he is fine. But he was reacting to very small amounts of dairy such as 1 corn chip set him to screaming for 3 hours
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