infant with possible iron deficiency and allergies

My 10 month old son has been suffering from terrible allergies (he has always had bad eczema but we ended up in the ER after he tried cashews). We got a blood test and he registered class 4 ige sensitivity to sesame, egg whites, soy, almond and peanuts.

He is still being breastfed and hasn't been on any antibitotics or anything so are at a bit of a loss as to the causes. In his CBC he showed high WBC (11.6) and low hemoglobin (10.3) MCV (71) MCH (21.3) and high platelets (529). This, combined with the fact that his TIBC and UIBC were high (546 and 520) while iron was low (26 and saturation was 5) suggests there is an iron deficiency, right?

Could that be related to allergies or is that indicative of something else? We have been contacting holistic and integrated health providers to make sure we try every possible solution to his allergies but are at a loss. Any help would be much appreciated.

Also, his alkaline phosphate registered very high (326) and AST was 52.

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by: Kerri Knox, RN, The Immune Queen

I'm VERY VERY hesitant to even discuss the health of children because there are so many long-term ramifications to doing the wrong thing.

Remember that I PROVIDE INFORMATION AND DO NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM. If you need medical advice, please see a medical practitioner.

Having said that, there are many reasons why a child might have so many problems at such a young age. The FIRST thing that comes to mind is that he might have Celiac Disease. Getting a full battery of tests, including genetic testing to rule this out would be one of the first things that I would personally do if it were my child.

The other thing that I'd rule out would be the H Pylori Bacteria, as that can be the Cause of Food Allergies in many cases.

There are also some theories as to whether a less diverse microbiome, the entirely of the Good Bacteria in the gut, could be a reason for the rise in food allergies. There are many causes for this, and many ways to reintroduce bacteria in the gut to restore this diverse microbiome and improve the immune system that is obviously not working at it's best.

Giving specific help would be FAR too time consuming for a single post, but will give you a place to start looking for more answers.

Kerri Knox RN

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
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