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You might like to know that my son has recovered fairly well from his food phobia which I honestly never thought would happen. He was more than fussy, he was impossible and it’s been really hard work. Now he is physically well, he is thriving, he is happy.
He is still on quite a restricted diet because apart from food allergies he also has Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (or EoE). EoE is an abnormal collection of eosinophils (a type of white blood cell) in the oesophagus which for my son is caused by certain foods. When first diagnosed Alex did need to go on the Top 8 Elimination Diet and we also had to exclude rye, barley, sesame, rice and beef. We have challenged for him all of these foods now and it’s an ongoing process for us to try and continually add new foods to his diet.
To keep well now Alex can’t eat wheat, rice, dairy, soy, fish and shellfish, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, pine nuts and he is also at risk of anaphylaxis to cashew, pistachio and peanuts. We have managed to successfully add quite a few foods back, with the biggest win being egg!