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Struggling to find foods and recipes for our daughter who has dysphagia and allergies

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DamianH
DamianH Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited April 2022 in Start here and say hello!
Hello,

I am stepfather to an almost seven year old girl who has dysphagia under investigation and also allergies to dairy, soya, celery, oranges and melon.

We are struggling to find foods and recipes that we can give her that she can both swallow and that are safe for her allergies.

I wonder if anyone has the same experience and can offer any suggestions please.

Many thanks,

Damian
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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @DamianH and welcome to the community, thanks for reaching out today :)

    I'm afraid I wouldn't know where to start with suggestions as I don't have direct experience, but does your stepdaughter have any specialists involved in her care that can provide guidance on her diet, given the allergies? Is it something her doctor has been able to discuss with you?
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  • DamianH
    DamianH Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hello @DamianH and welcome to the community, thanks for reaching out today :)

    I'm afraid I wouldn't know where to start with suggestions as I don't have direct experience, but does your stepdaughter have any specialists involved in her care that can provide guidance on her diet, given the allergies? Is it something her doctor has been able to discuss with you?
    Thanks Alex for the suggestion. She is under the care of paediatricians and allergists. They tend to give very general advice of what to avoid but in terms of actually providing specific, simple recipes they haven't offered much - which is fine, it's not their job. It might be worth contacting them again though to ask if they have any resources they can point us to.

    Many thanks.

    Damian
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Okay @DamianH thanks for explaining, I hope they can help!

    In the meantime, let us know if anything else comes up.

    You are more than welcome to have a browse around the forum using our categories page or you might like to start a discussion in Children, Parents and Families or Rare, Invisible and Undiagnosed Conditions, but there's no pressure at all :) 
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  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @DamianH
     I do not know what dysphagia, but i will look it up.
    As for the allergies i do know abit about them, it's more common these days, but that probably because the doctors recognise it more now days.
    I'm afraid a lot of your Daughters allergies requires you to scratch cook, this is were you do not give ready made meals but make them yourselves. She can have roast dinners all sorts, you can by a lot of dairy free cakes now days or by the dairy free spreads. If you dine out ask to see the allergie statements it is law now that every food provider shows all the main allergies.
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