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    MarisaPisa is offline Registered User
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    severly allergic 4 year old child

    We are currently in the process of deciding to move to HK. But we have a severly allergic child. It's hard to decide whether she will be ok there. She eats only 8 things, all organic: chicken, turkey, green beans, pumpkin varieties, broccoli, cauliflower, grapes and oranges. Can somebody tell me IF I can get all of these in Hong Kong and WHERE? Also I am worried about her breathing, she has astmatic attacks sometimes, mostly allergy related. Are there any DOCTORS that are specialized in this field? Or alternative doctors? We have been using both types of care here. What would be the healthiest part to live in? Are there a lot of problems wit molds in the schools?
    I have so many questions......Hopefully someone out there could help me. We will be visiting HK to have a look but I would need this info beforehand.
    Thank you so much!
    Marisa

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    hi Marisa

    i totally sympathise with you. i suffer from very severe asthma myself, only recently being hospitalised


    the items you have asked about, you can buy in hk. most of them you will find in GREAT which is in pacific place, City Super (causeway bay times square, and central ifc mall),Olivers (princes building in central) where they have shipped it in from places like the US, australia and other western countries. places such as park n' shop and gourmet (cwb lee gardens) have organics but mostly come from China, which some people prefer not to get.

    the chicken and turkey you will be able to find organic, if not then probably free range (which is what i am buying from city super).

    as for a specialist. i'v been told that there is only 1 asthma and respiratory pediatrician in hk, dr Alfred Tan. he's in melbourne plaze, but i don't have his number, but will try to find it for you.

    good luck with your decision to move to hk or not. it is a wonderful city but the pollution here is unbeleivable!

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    severly allergic 4 year old child

    Hi Mammalicious,
    Thank you so much for your reply! I will check out those health food stores when I'm there but it sounds promising. I was most concerned with the chicken and turkey. So that's good news. I'm sorry to hear that you have been hospitalized recently. It sure is a tough thing to deal with. Do you live on the southside? And do you think the pollution is making your asthma worse?
    Thanks again for being so helpful!
    Marisa

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    hi Marisa

    no i don't live in southside - that would be a better place for your children. i'm in happy valley so right next to the thick of the pollution in causeway bay.

    yes i beleive pollution plays a big factor in it. you must also take care, when bringing your baby from outdoors (very hot weather) , to indoors (cold air con) as i find everyone says it's so easy to catch chill.

    i think the best places to live will probably be southside, pokfulam or if don't mind the distance into town, i know people who live in new territories, lamma or discovery bay and these places may be better.

    to be fair - you have pros and cons everywhere. here in hk it's the pollution, but back in canada asthmatics suffer from the pollen in the spring and hayfever during the spring/summer/fall. then there is the cold that chills the lungs in the winter. i guess you just have to adapt to the place you are and deal with those particular problems. i do find i am more prone to attacks in hk, particularly when the weather is changing.


    hope this helps?

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    Hi Mammalicious,

    I think you are so right when you say that every place has it's own set of problems. Currently we live close to a nuclear plant. They had a small leak in January (which they kept quiet...). So much for safety here in suburban USA! I think if you think too much about too many things you wouldn't do anything!
    I think I found the address of Dr. Tam by the way (I think it is Tam instead of Tan?). Thanks again!
    Marisa

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