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Child allergic to fruits, foam coming from the mouth with passing out. Has anxiety and stress. Is this allergic or neurological?

Hi. My nine years old son had some very strong reaction after he eat a sandwich with ham and avocado, mayo. He had eaten avocados till now ( California roll, or with chips ) never had shown any allergic reactions. He went to a birthday party before. Few mi utes after he finished a sandwich, he was pitting lots of saliva which alo created a bubbly foam coming out of his mouth. He nearly passed out. He was not present but could hear me I think. It lasted for about 7 min. It never happened before. He is under lots of stress, anxiety. Constantly leaking his finger tips saying that they feel dry. We survived a car accident exactly one year ago. I have divorced his father 4 years ago, but my son still doesn't want to accept it, hoping we will get back together.
I need help to figure out this strong reaction to what ? Is it food allergy ( avocado ) or type of neurological distress ? He was recently diagnosed with allergies for fruits that grow on the trees.
It was scary moment. Please advice
Thank you.
Asked On : Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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Thank you for your query.

Allergy to any substance can only be confirmed by giving him a controlled challenge to the same substance. It shall be advisable to discuss with your doctor who diagnosed that he has allergies to fruits. A challenge dose of avocado and/or mayo can be given to confirm the diagnosis.

As you mention that your son is under a lot of stress and anxiety and is not willing to accept the divorce I suggest that it shall be advisable to consult a child pyschologist who can work with the child and help him in these moments of stress and anxiety.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son all the best.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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