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#1 Candyley

Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:41 AM

Hi there ladies,
My DH and I are supposed to be heading off to Bali on the 1st of may until the 5th of may with extended family, my son who is 10 months has a slight allergy to peanuts which has progressed since December in which it came up negative Back in December, also allergic to dairy, also progressed since December but neither anaphylaxis.  Do you think we should cancel our trip?  I just think we may be doing the wrong thing if we took him and his allergy became worse whilst there if he somehow got in contact with them.  I have said we are going to cancel it but still umming and argghhing as it will be our last chance for a holiday for some time because we are going to start building when we return.
So what would you do in my shoes?
TOA!

#2 Candyley

Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:10 AM

BUMP

#3 Candyley

Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:57 PM

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#4 VintageEyes

Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:04 PM

If it was me, I would holiday in Aus. So I knew that if something did happen he would be in safe hands with english speaking doctors at least.

You can still have a great break without some of the worry.

#5 FeralZombieMum

Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:06 PM

I would go - he is only 10 months old - so his risk would be low - in that he isn't walking around touching things, and he would still be limited in his diet. Unless he has an airborne allergy???


#6 Spring Chickadee

Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:11 PM

In my previous thread about travelling to Thailand pregnant with allergies a lady mentioned her son has ANA allergies and she travels fine (providing his food for him). You should pop into my topic history and PM her for recommendations.

Best of luck!


#7 Riotproof

Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:17 PM

I would try and get in contact with the allergist and ask for an epipen in that scenario and ask about zyrtec or something similar. I think the bottle says it's not for under 12 months, but our allergist said it was fine for DS at 11 months.

The risk is heightened a bit, especially from the language perspective, but with an immobile baby I don't think it would be that much.

#8 Candyley

Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:44 PM

Thank you so very much for all your replies.

Unfortunately I already spoke with the immunologist and she said he doesn't weigh enough to have an epi pen on hand yet.

When we first originally booked my son o Lu had a milk protein intolerance so thought we would be ok.

Thanks springchickadee, I will check that out.

#9 Candyley

Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:25 PM

Springchickadee I have tried to pm her but for some reason it's not bloody working sad.gif

#10 judy_

Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:23 PM

Have someone who speaks indonesian do up a little card that says something like.

My baby is allergic to xx.  xx can kill him.
Does this have xx in it?  giving all forms where possible ie with milk - milk, cream, butter, ghee etc.



#11 Avogadro

Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:31 PM

Sorry, I don't belong in this section but given that your son is only 10 months old I would have thought it reasonably easy to control his food.  Will there be any food preparation facilities where you are?

You could even take a heap of those Rafferty Pouches for meals.  Obviously fruit (peeled) is fine - you can buy it fresh.  



#12 Candyley

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:07 PM

Thanks ladies,

The card idea is a fantastic idea, I will definitely do that.

No kitchen facilities in our hotel so we are just going to have to take things like the rafferty pouches.  Although DS isn't too fond of the savory ones.

#13 Marchioness Flea

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:11 PM

We had Zyrtec drops prescribed by our allergist at 6 months, so 10 months should be fine. We just gave 2 drops instead of 4, or similar.

#14 Pop-to-the-shops

Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:18 PM

If you can't get an epipen you could ask about predisolone.

He might be too small for and epi pen anyway?

I would not give him anything you have not prepared yourselves. Any chance you could change to a place with a kitchenette?

Make sure you get travel insurance and it covers anaphylaxis



#15 boy0hboy

Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:09 AM

I think if you are going to do it now would be much easier than taking a mobile toddler. If you do though you need to research thoroughly and have a good plan of attack if anything happens.

Know where the hospitals are and the emergency numbers.

Translated cards advising of the food allergy are great but I'd say it would be better if you can take food for your son. We got cards from Select Wisely when we travelled.

I think you need to realise that peanut allergies are one of the most common allergies to cause anaphylaxis and while you think his allergy is "mild", there really is no way of knowing whether it will cause an anaphylactic reaction until he consumes it. Just because his results on a skin prick test were low it doesn't mean he can't have a severe reaction.

The other issue is cross-contamination - especially somewhere like Bali where peanuts are common and food prep standards not as good as here.

We got our travel insurance through Worldcare as they provided cover for anaphylaxis.

So now for my personal opinion and based on my kids allergies (tree nuts, shellfish, peanuts, wheat, eggs and dairy!)... I would try to change the destination - I wouldn't feel comfortable going to Bali with nut (and shellfish in our case) allergies. We went to Japan a couple of years ago and it was easily done as nuts are not a huge part of their diet. We also always make sure we stay in self contained apartments so that we can cook a lot of our meals.

Good luck with your decision!

#16 boy0hboy

Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:10 AM

This article has some good tips - http://www.deliciousbaby.com/journal/2008/...vere-allergies/




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