My son also got a clear runny nose when he was reacting to something. Sometimes he even got a cough. It looked like he was always sick--only it cured up instantly when we eliminated the foods he was sensitive to using an ALCAT intolerance test and it came back immediately when we introduced the foods. It was quite remarkable and I am so grateful to the mother who showed me her son's ALCAT test. I knew immediately when I saw it that it would help Alex and I even got the test done for myself (mostly so I could compare our results and see how accurate the testing was.) Because it wasn't an allergy and he wasn't going to die from his red cheeks mainstream medicine wasn't able to help much, but an alternative doctor who has seen results using intolerance testing was able to help us pinpoint the foods that were triggering the
We tried to figure out the triggers ourself but it was impossible--and I am a pretty vigilant detective. I kept a detailed weekly list of what he ate and when his reactions occurred but it never revealed the triggers. When a child is reacting to one food it is easy to tease out
what is making them sick, but when it is multiple foods it gets more difficult. I kept on thinking that I could figure it out myself and then having little success. When I got the test results (and added that to our GF/CF/SF organic diet) he got better.