Wheat & Egg Allergy in 16mth old

Krystal - posted on 07/10/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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We had the skin prick testing done in April. It came back that Wil was allergic to wheat, slightly potato. So no wheat for a yr (theyre gonna do a challenge test in april 2011) but he can have small amounts of potato to build up his system. So we got home and introduced everything slowly. My hubby had scrambled eggs one morn and wil had about 6 teaspoons. 20mins later his face had gone red, puffy, he was itchy, lethargic & falling asleep. Whipped him out to the hospital and he had a big spew. He was put on oxygen and given steroids to open his airways etc. What im wondering is how/when do i try eggs again? Should i try just the yolks? Isnt it the whites that are the high allergy part? Too scared to give him any :(

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Amy - posted on 07/17/2010

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Im from Adelaide too, and my little girl is allergic to gluten, surcose, lactose, milk, egg white and yolk and about 5 different nuts. She 11 months old. She had a skin test the other day and they are going to do another in 12 month. Im seeing Dr Tao and he is really good. I wouldnt give him any egg white or yolk. The allergist will test to see if it the white or the yolk or both.

Brenda - posted on 07/16/2010

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Kasey is alllergic to milk egg and peanut. she was allergic to milk when she was born the egg and peanut came later. Its hard and I feel she is not getting enough to eat she is in 3% of her weight and height. How do you deal with food allergies?

Krystal - posted on 07/11/2010

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Hi Mel, No he doesnt have an epi pen. Presuming that means hes not bad enough to need one if the drs havnt mentioned it? I have antihistamine at home which i gave him straight after the egg reaction. Ive just been using egg replacement & gluten free flours etc in his cooking which is fine. It doesnt sound so bad but wheat & egg is in bloody everything! His next test is in April 2011 - they dont know about his egg reaction yet as that happened at home in Mount Gambier & his tests are 5 hrs away in Adelaide. Thinking i'll ring adelaide & see what they say? xx

Melanie - posted on 07/11/2010

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I was told that there is no good way to separate the eggs enough to get only the yolk, so to avoid it altogether. Sounds like he had a bad reaction- ours did that to a sip of milk. So, we are doing no dairy (as well as no egg or tree nuts) and our dr. told us that the only way to fully outgrow it is to have strict avoidance until his body stops reacting so strongly to it. We will do another skin prick test (the last was in Oct. 2009- so probably Oct 2010) and see how significant his reaction is. After that, we may do a food challenge if it is a small reaction. Other than that, we will stay away. I know some docs tell people to do it- just depends on the dr. I wish there was a surefire way to know when and how to introduce- I am afraid to to do it if and when we get to that point. I understand your fears- maybe give him some time and see how he does in a few months or even after the next appt. Does he have an epi-pen? I hope things get better for you! :) Good luck and keep us posted! :)

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