Just found out my 22 month old is allergic to eggs and lactose intolerent
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Sonya - posted on 11/12/2011
My son has many allergies including eggs, dairy. I cook many things for him free from all the top 8 food allergies. You can check out my website http://www.allergysave.com or blog Parenting a Child with Multiple Food Allergies for some hints and recipes.
Very important to keep checking in to this forum - A great resource and wealth of knowledge from mums who have been there and still are navigating this crazy journey. Good support is key.
Jamie - posted on 09/28/2010
My daughter is allergic to peanuts, treenuts, milk, egg, and mustard. My advice to you is to educate yourself. I have joined many online groups. The food allergy mom doc on facebook is very helpful. She recently listed helpful tips for egg allergy. One that stood out to me was to avoid tempera paints. They are made out of egg. She will also let you know when there are specials on tv that you can watch about food allergies. I also joined a local yahoo group so I could meet others in a similar situation. There are so many support groups out there! You just have to look for them.
One piece of information that I keep with me is that no matter how mild the allergy is now, it can always become life threatening at any point. Thankfully, eggs are an allergen that almost never cause anaphylaxis. Do you have an epi-pen? If so, never leave home without it - no matter how long your child goes without a reaction. I just watched a segment of The Balancing Act this morning. An 18 year old died of a peanut allergy. His reactions were always mild and benadryl was all that was needed. So, they never refilled the epi-pen after he was two years old. Its really a sad story. But, his story is so important. So, my advice to you is to just keep yourself educated and keep an eye out for other allergies. They travel in packs.
Tine - posted on 09/21/2010
Just learn to read labels, and give her food in it's natural state as much as possible (salads, fruit, vegies, bread - read the labelthough, etc).
. My 22month old daughter and I are allergic to dairy, and are vegetarian, but we eat really well and are really healthy. There are lots of online options for vegan foods, which would suit your daughter well,as they have no dairy or eggs. Just google vegan recipes, or vegan foods ...in Australia the Cruelty Free Shop is an online business with lots of options which they will mail to you! Visit health food shopsand check out the health food section of bigger supermarkets - you'll be surprised at the huge range of options! :-) :-)
Jeanine - posted on 11/18/2011
I Highly recommend the almond milk for those of you with mile and soy allergys! My daughter was lactose intollerant as a little one and she liked the soy but I never did so I cooked seperately for her all the time, making the same thing with the alternative ingredients. I wouldn't have had to do that so much if I had found Almond milk at that time! It's delicious! And so nutritious and much lower in fat that regular milk.
My son was recently diagnosed with eosinophillic esophagitis (an internal severe allergic reaction in the esophagus caused by food allergies). Does anyone else have a child with this condition? He is allergic to eggs, soy, chicken, carrots, and peanuts. The only food we are having difficulty with finding substitutions is the darn soy because if doesn't have soy, then it's sure to have eggs and vice versa. Anyone with a kid who has an egg and soy allergy? What are some good brands to try?
Kerri - posted on 09/30/2010
my son is allergic to both eggs and milk. He is also 22 months, but we found out before he was a year because he gets hives if he even touches it. We give him soy milk (silk brand) and we also buy him soy cheese and soy butter. I just make his portions of food with the soy products. We don't give him egg in anything, if it calls for egg and he's eating it, I skip the egg. It was stressful at first, thinking it was impossible to avoid these foods, but we are so used to it now. You can also look up fast food restaurant ingredients as alot of buns/crusts have egg or milk. McDonalds fries supposedly have milk in them. We also buy him soy yogurt (silk brand). You can usually find the soy butter at wal-mart and we buy everything else soy at the health foods store or co-op.
Jacqui - posted on 09/30/2010
My 22 month old is allergic to egg and peanut... I agree with everyone else.. read labels! Anything vegan will be good, as there is no egg or dairy. cookingallergyfree.com is a great place for recipes... you can search by your allergens.. :)
Jeanine - posted on 09/29/2010
My daughter was lactose intolerant as a small child. It was definitely challenging. She liked the soy milk and some of the soy cheeses...but goats cheese and sheep cheese were better. You will REALLY have to check labels! I found that a LOT Of baked goods have milk or milk products in them and my daughter reacted to even a little bit! When she was 2 1/2 we started giving her Digestive Advantage for Lactose Intolerance. It is a once a day chewable pill that not only contains lactase (what their body is not producing that helps the digestion of lactose) so that they can eat a regular diet, but it also contains a good bacterium that helps digestion and helps their bodies learn how to produce the lactace enzyme. I highly recommend it! My daughter now eats dairy regularly with no reaction and no daily pills. It really has worked for her. Good luck!
Kerri - posted on 09/28/2010
My daughter is allergic to everything under the sun from garlic to eggs to nuts to milk. She is now 22 months and have been doing very well with all of it. My suggestion to you is make all of your foods homemade and puree them in either a blender or food processor. And like everyone else says, just read the labels. It seems like a frustrating time for you, but you will make it though and then it will be routine to you. Good luck.
Caitlin - posted on 09/24/2010
Becx - that's so wierd! I've heard about the cooked egg (also apparently cooked milk may be different too). The cooked milk challenge wont happen with us for sure, because she reacted to a highly processed form of milk originally, but I will ask about the cooked egg thing at our next appointment, because it would be really nice to know if I had to avoid all egg containing things or only some. There are so few people out there with a beef allergy, I'm really surprised! She only really eats pork, turkey and chicken, she refuses to touch any other meats (not sure if it's because they make her feel funny or if she's just being picky).
Fingers crossed that both our LO's outgrow their allergies! I keep telling myself that the majority of kids that have these allergies outgrow them by 5-6 (except peanut of course - which is not big deal these days).
Becx - posted on 09/21/2010
My son is allergic to all those things too!!! We have carried and epi-pen since he was 7 months old.
We also have a problem with lamb.
We are involved with a study at the Royal Childrens Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.
We did a raw egg challenge and the a week later a cooked egg challenge.
The raw egg failed terribly but the cooked egg he passed.
The cooked egg was 12 cupcakes with 2 eggs in them. They are ideal for this kind of test as the egg is well cooked and evenly distributed among the cupcakes.
The study was finding that if people were being told their children were allergic to egg then they would avoid it, this would make the allergy last longer.
If they could tolerate the cupcakes, but only if they could, the allergy was going away faster if they were given cupcakes usually once a week than with straight egg avoidance.
This is not for everyone, and we did it at the hospital. We now try to give Ethan cupcake once a week. Sometimes I have to force him to eat it. Something I'm sure wont be a problem in the future!!!
Hopefully the dairy and meat allergy will go away too. I think we are stuck with the peanut :-(
Good luck Rebecca, it takes a little while to get use to different eating habits but now for us, after 16 months of knowing its easy. The best advise I got was always read the ingredients on the box. All the time. Company's can change recipes and its always worth checking and rechecking!!!
Caitlin - posted on 09/19/2010
eggs aren't so hard to avoid. Be careful about packaged pasta - most is made in the same facility as eggs and if it's a minor allergy only, then it can cause skin problems. You are lucky because at least here there are a ton of lactose free products available, milk, margarine and all.
My daughter is allergic to dairy, egg, beef and peanuts, there are always options.
Also, watch out for hot dogs, because they sometimes contain dairy ingredients.. biggest helper is to read the labels. Vegan products tend to be great for allergic people, because they don't contain dairy or eggs, but some people may not like them.
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