... not treated. We determined it was from micro doses of pregnisone in beef. It has gradually gotten worse over the years and he is now mentally stressed... he has all the serve symptoms stated in the above article!!! Finding support for this situation has been impossible. I feel sorry for the people who have to take it in any form. If pregnisone has these horrible side effects and you don't need it as a medication what is being fed to the masses and how is it effecting people that are totally unaware of the side effects of it. I would like to find some help for this issue and need a place to start
Hello. I knew steroids are being used in beef but not prednisone. New one for me.
I would give him organic beef if that is necessary, organic anything if you can. And teach him to say no to tacos,,potluck and where ever else he might get some beef. But that part you are probably doing already. No body has to eat beef.
Diet change is the biggest thing. My nephew is allergic to the stuff on the outside of vegetables and fruit. They still are not sure if it is chemicals, the fungus that is naturally there or whatever. So serious he carries an epi pen.
As for what can be done? Get active, start writing. Turn vegetarian. It always takes one person with a passion to change or shake things up. He doesn't need to be scared of food. He does have to be knowledgeable. If you are not doing so for him, he ought to see a counselor who can help him develop a plan on to how to handle situations when he can't eat what others are having. So many kids have allergies these days, it often isn't a big deal. How old is he now?
As for people like me, seven years on high dose prednisone. Yeah it can screw you up mood wise. It destroys my body. But then again without it I would be dead. So you gotta choose. I have. Always learning.
Wishing him safe and good eating. Wishing you a chance to make your voice heard. Telling us more will help. Lots of people here reading what you have learned. Share if you wish. Karen
Hi sallyhns1, & welcome to the site. My first question was going to be are you sure for a fact that he's allergic to beef? I am assuming he has had allergy tests for everything? I have horrible allergies, especially enviromental ones. Anything that grows such as flowers, grass, weeds, trees, feathers, animal dander, corn smute, dust mites etc... I would never get tested for foods until a few years ago when it became necessary because my meds of antihistamines, & other allergy products didn't seem to work very well. My doctor insisted I be retested for everything including foods. To my surprise, I am allergic to pork, strawberries & 2 milk proteins. I had to drasctically reduce my diet of ice cream & barbacued pork ribs. No more milk products & also being allergic to corn of any sort, had to really start home cooking & learning to read every label I bought of anything before I dared to eat it. I too have to carry an epi-pen, & it's a pain.
Anyone with an allergy such as your sons should always carry one no matter what, & make sure it's not outdated. I agree with the others it's all about educating yourself ,& your son to the dangers of eating anything with beef if that's his only allergy. You may have to read a lot of labels & so will he, but better than taking a chance. I always have a rash of some sort from something & my nose runs & sneezing etc... over these darn allergies. Mine are not life threatening yet, but it could happen to anyone. I have a grandson who they found was allergic to peanuts & egg yolks. Thank goodness his parents watch him very close with candy & such. A lot of products come from the same plants. If he eats pork, it could be contaminated with beef from the plant that processed it. There is so much to learn about this, & WebMD is a good place for you both to start. We do have an allergy forum too. I also agree with Dzoobaby that he can't be allergic to prednisone. It's what they give you for an allergy attack that is bad other than the epi-pen which is adrenalin. I don't know if I have helped you or not, but wanted you to know he isn't alone. There are millions of people with severe allergies. Mayo Clinic also is a good place to start with the computer to learn all you can. they also have a very inexpensive newsletter that you can subscribe to. I would bet somewhere in your or his fathers family someone else has allergies too as they tend to run genetically. I wish you both the best, but research with your computer is your best bet...
Well you certainly may want to get your son tested at an allergist.There is a rare allergy caused by a tick bite, causes reaction to beef and pork . The reaction can be delayed 6-9 hours after you ingest, so you really have trouble pinpointing what's happening. There were about 1500 documented cases in America but I believe lots of other people have it and are not tested so misdiagnosed, you will probably have to specifically ask for it to be in the skin pricks when he's tested, I wish you well.
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