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Reaction to Oranges etc. in a toddler.... how long did yours need to grow out of it?

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MrsBigDrumsADrumming Fri 24-Dec-04 09:42:30

DD (3 yrs) has been reacting to citrus fruits with sore bottom etc since she started on solids. I stopped giving them to her, but a few days ago I though, I'd give it a try again now that she's a bit older - also she LOVES satsumas and the like and it's cruel not to give them to her as all the other kids at the cm can eat them. Unfortunately then yesterday evening there the repercusions where again... sore bum and bits.

I make her drink lots of water to dilute but that doesn't seem to do the trick [sad}

If your toddler had an 'intolerance' did he/she every grow out of it? Or did you find any tricks to avoid rammifications?

Merry Christmas to you all

FlosstyTheSnowman Fri 24-Dec-04 10:36:12

I would be tempted to check with GP to see if allergy testing could be done on her. More serious allergic reactions can develop from what has been an intolerance. Very unlikely from the symptoms you are describing, but not worth the risk IMO. I have anaphalxis to brazil nuts, the first time I was given them my mum remembers me being sick, when I had them when I was older I had a full reaction. It can take one or more exposures to the food before anaphalixis develops, as the body has to learn that it is an allergen IYSWIM. Testing would show if this was a true intolerence, how strong and would show up any other foods to be avoided.

AMerryScot Fri 24-Dec-04 10:59:40

My DD1 was intolerant to pure orange juice. She's almost 8 now, and she avoids it (and oranges) by choice so we don't know if she has grown out of it or not.

She is fine with 50% orange juice, orange squash, Sunny Delight etc. She can also eat satsumas and strawberries without any trouble.

MrsBigDrumsADrumming Fri 24-Dec-04 12:54:49

didn't know one could alergie test for citrus fruits shall mention it to paediatrician at dd's next review in January. Thank you

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