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What could be wrong with my 3 1/2 yr old?

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  • Posted By: dawns6
  • January 28, 2007
  • 02:28 AM

My daughter is 3 1/2 and she has a multitude of allergies,that last all year round,they turn into sinus infections.The 3rd time I had taken her to her ped. dr she was checking her over and noticed she has ulcers on her tongue and said it was due to a virus,only they never went away.I took her back in and they did blood work ,she has positive ANA.The tongue ulcers,her wbc was a little high at that time, her platelet count is very high.Anion gap high,creatine blood low,basophils low,absolute neutrophils high,lymphocytes high,and eosinophils high.sed rate very high.She was also tested for herpes and that came out fine.She doesnt have arthritis.She is seeing a rhuemy specialist for children and he doesnt know what is wrong.But she definately has inflamation,the tongue ulcers,wont eat when the ulcers get bad.turns very pale ,and has positive ANA .Can anyone help please ? Her pediatric rhuematologist wich we have to drive almost 2 hrs to get there told us we have to play Sherlock Holmes now.What is up with that ? Thank you for any information you could possibly have. We want her better.

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  • Does she have constipation? Diarrhea? How frequent are her bm's? Does she have a cough? Sore throat? Asthma? How long has she had the sinus problems? What does she eat typically? How many antibiotics has she been on in her life? Does she have a thick tongue coating? Sorry for all the questions and I can just imagine how hard this must be. It does seem puzzling. Three things come to mind: nutritional deficiencies can cause mouth lesions and ulcers. Also, Candida overload can cause these problems as well. A positive ANA doesn't mean she has lupus, but there are other things out there (candida) that can cause this. Lastly, chronic year time allergies suggest a food intolerance. Gluten, dairy, soy, corn can all cause an allergic reaction. Please visit www.wholeapproach.com and print out their food list - it is very helpful guide of what to eat and what things to stay away from. Hope this helps and consider seeing a homeopathic or naturopathic physician - they may treat this problem more successfully.DOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies
    • January 28, 2007
    • 03:10 AM
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  • thank you ,and yes she does have constipation.she has a bm maybe once every 3 days and then its a strain,I give her fiber source.she does have a cough and sore throat right now,I havent noticed a thick tongue though. She sees an allergist and this has been going on for a little over a year now and shes allergic to chicken,that was the only food source. Shes probably been on 5 or 6 anti-biotics,3 just in the last 6 mo's or so. she eats very little,but has her sausage and pancakes,she eats fruits specialy peaches and applesouce,pork roasts mashed potatoes ,and some vegies,and spaghetti. thank you for your help and I will get a copy of those things.Dawn
    dawns6 29 Replies
    • January 28, 2007
    • 06:55 AM
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