My son is allergic to milk and egg whites Please help

Tabatha - posted on 01/16/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Not to long ago I got a call from my son's doctor telling my husband and I that our son is allergic to not only milk but egg whites as well. The two main things that have been part of his diet since he could eat regular food and drink milk. We were told that the egg white allergy is about a .73 (which is moderate) and the milk allergy is a .13 (which is low).
Even tho his allergies are only moderate and low, the doctor wants us to stay away from them as much as possible. I am not quite sure how to do that. Milk and eggs are in just about everything.
PLEASE HELP!!!! If you know of anything we can do to help our son please let me know. Thanks
Mommie4life

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Lolita - posted on 01/29/2011

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Not sure if you are aware,but angel food ministries has a allergy free box for about 23.00 that contains, chicken nuggets,tenders,breast and wings that taste great. www.angelfoodministries.com

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Danielle - posted on 05/11/2012

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My daughter is 3 and has been allergic to milk since i quit breastfeeding her (at 4 months of age). Recently i found out she is allergic to egg whites now :( its been a challenge. i personally think the egg whites are harder to deal with than the milk lol. there are so many different names for eggs. ie ovoglobuin anything starting with ovo actually semolina lecithin and the list goes on. Just make sure you know all the different names i think is the best advice. Milk only has whey and casein so its not as hard for me or maybe i have just gotten used to it over time. My biggest struggle is my in laws not thinking a food allergy is a big deal. when they r with them they r still giving her food with milk and eggs in it so then she comes home tired cranky hives and an endlessly runny nose and cough. Its a struggle. well hope my advice helps. sorry i guess i needed to vent a little too. lol

Carrie - posted on 05/11/2012

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We just found out last year that my 12 year old is allergic to egg whites (he is a .71). The pediatrician told us to keep him away from egg whites, but the GI said it is so low that keeping him away from them won't make a difference. I decided to try to keep them away from him and his stomach issues went away. I have found that it is difficult, but I have to watch the labels on EVERYTHING. Unfortunately he goes to his dads house every other weekend and dad does not watch what he eats, so he has major issues for a few days when he gets home (sometimes so bad that he has to miss a day or two of school.) I have even gone so far as to make sure his teachers know not to give him and cakes or cookies that kids bring in for birthday treats. I make sure he has a special treat that the teacher will allow him to have instead.

Lolita - posted on 01/29/2011

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I have a 7yr old that is also allergic to milk and wheat. In the beginning I just changed the milk he drinks to almond and did not eliminate it totally and it worsen and now he can not have milk products. I suggest trying to use blue bonnet lite or olivio lite to sub butter and almond milk is great. I grew out of my own egg white allergy during adolescent. Make sure you read labels looking for casein and whey which are milk protein, also some candy has milk sugar in it. hope this helps

Amy - posted on 01/25/2011

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My son is allergic to milk, eggs, pork, sesame seeds, fish. We have him on soy milk. I read labels every time I go shopping, one time the product might be fine and the next time the company might have changed something. How old is your son?

Jessie - posted on 01/24/2011

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switch to soy or almond milk, that is what my son drinks. you will need to learn to read every label of every food your son puts in his mouth. my son is intollerant to dairy as well and also intolerant and allergic to wheat. I can tell you I had a few anxiety attacks the first few times I had to go shopping and read all the damn labels to find safe food. it's been three months since we found out about the wheat, and 6 since the dairy and it is smooth sailing now. believe me, almost everything my son used to eat is now out the window so it was overwhelming to say the least. however, it can be done! Check you local library for recipe books specific to his needs, I found that helpful. best of luck

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