Re: Jessemom Gibby- Cultures for the itching
I'm glad you went for testing, and hopeful for you that it will give you some answers. I can't imagine how miserable it must be for you. You probably have inflammation and rawness with all the itching/scratching too. Hopefully it won't take long for you to have some answers, so you know more what you are dealing with.
I never would have guessed at how much stuff can be involved with all of this. Allergies are often over-looked, but are important to find out. I always thought I was the "normal" kid of the family- the one that didn't have all the allergies my brothers have had all their lives. Turns out, after 78 years, my father also found out he has definite food allergies
he wasn't aware of too. The ND included a couple of food allergens to be tested in his adrenal saliva test, and he is highly allergic to gliadin (grains), and eggs. After he started paying attention to what he was eating, the intense itching on his hands stopped.
When the GI Dr did the endoscopy on me, and did the biopsy on the small intestines to find the celiac, it was also confirmed in a blood test. I had dad do the blood test too..and it showed normal!! He's also highly allergic to aspirin, which is salicylic acid- I've wanted him to get the biofeedback testing for allergen foods, to see if the salicylate foods also come up high for him (as they did for me), but he had a definite allergic reaction to a parasite
killing product I had put him on. Not only did he get the itching, but his blood pressure also spiked! It had been going on for a week before he told me about it, and I made the connection. It all stopped as soon as he went off the herbs. Salicylates are found in fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
People with leaky gut/candida also will have food allergy
problems. The problem in not knowing, is how it also affects the immune system. Celiac is not just an allergen to wheat, it does damage to the small intestines, and causes the immune system to think it is an invader that needs to be attacked. They call it an auto-immune disorder.
I'm glad you are doing testing. I'm hoping you'll find some answers! I'm interested in hearing what you find out.