Egg and Peanut allergies plus eczema

Angela - posted on 10/28/2009 ( 25 moms have responded )

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I have an 11 month old baby and he has had eczema since he was born. I have tried everything i can think of to get rid of it and nothing seems to work. I even have gotten a prescription from the doctor and he still has it. Any suggestions would be great. We also discovered that he is allergic to eggs and peanuts. His birthday is coming up and every kid needs a cake for their birthday any one know of any recipes for cakes without eggs?I am also afraid that he is going to accidentally get something with eggs or peanuts on it if we take him out to eat how do I prevent that. This is all new to me so any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Leanna - posted on 02/20/2010

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Hi there! My 2.5 year old daughter has had eczema since she was about 2-3 months old and was diagnosed with an egg and peanut allergy just after she turned 1. My sisters, brother and I have had eczema as well so it kinda runs in my family and no matter what creams and ointments we've used it still only helps to keep the eczema under control. Heavy creams, such as Eucerin, rather than a regular lotion help to keep the skin better hydrated and keep the eczema under control for the most part.

I've also search and tried various recipes without eggs and what has worked very good is flaxseed meal. You can find it at Safeway and Trader Joe's. It's also a good source of antioxidants and other vitamins. I've baked cookies and cakes with flaxseed meal as an egg replacement and its worked out pretty well so far. When baking a cake or cupcakes with this as an egg replacement you might need to add just a little bit of flour to thicken it up so it's not overly moist but test it out and see how you like it!

I've battled with going out to eat or parties and not knowing what I can give her, but my best advice to you is bring snacks and some food along as much you can. Safeway has their own brand of wheat noodles that are not processed in the same facility as other nuts or allergie potential foods. I have had to do a lot of research online to figure out what types of ingredients are related to eggs so that I can spot what my daughter can and cannot have. Read the labels carefully and look at the allergic information part usually listed under all the ingredients. When at restaurants ask if the food contains any eggs and let them know that your child has an allergy. Some places are really conscious about that and tailor to the needs of the customer - Coldstone will prepare ice cream in a separate container so there is not chance the ice cream comes in contact with any nuts. Olive Garden serves only wheat noodles as a standard so no worries about egg!

You'd be surprised but once you get used to it it is not so frustrating and becomes second nature. Good luck!

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Kelly - posted on 02/12/2014

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Hi my daughters 20 months and allergic to egg and peanuts which caused her to have eczema, at first i felt inflated as she is also allergic go animals and dust house mites. But i researched lots of ideas and now feel a bit better. With regards to the egg and peanut, every supermarket has a free form section which supplies cakes made from soya. Also amazon has some great books with reciepts to make cakes i.e for a birthday. It might be good to have picki mix, jellies, jelly babies, harrybo etc at the party xx hope this helps xx

Lois - posted on 09/13/2013

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I have a twenty three month old grandchild whom we have just discovered has egg and peanut allergy she also had eczema since birth. My daughter tried everything but nothing really worked...I am now just seeing what is available online to help us cope with this situation ...

Patricia - posted on 12/13/2012

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I found the only thing that eventually helped my Daughter was the change in diet and what I exposed her to.



If you have a Whole Foods they are great for those with allergies. We lived at that store. They have a great cake Cherrybrook that we used. They may have more brands by now.



The peanut allergy is the one they worry about the most. Each time you are exposed the reaction can get worse.



I imagine once the diet is changed you will find some difference.



Also not bathing as often. I know it sounds gross, but my Daughter would literally bleed if I bathed her too often.

Edna Mac - posted on 12/13/2012

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Look in Dr. Hulda Clark's information; She explains that there are foods that contain malonic acid, and all the things your child is allergic to have that, including the lovely carrot and tomato.

Peanuts are not really nuts, anyway, they are legumes of some sort that grow beneath the ground. They are not really nuts, like those that grow on trees. Lots of folks are allergic to them. And, allergies mean that your White Blood Cells need special foods that they are not getting and can't do the job they are supposed to do. And, eating lots of peanut butter every day is OVERDOING a food that is likely to cause allergies anyway. Look up in the massage therapist group in your neighborhood and see if one of them knows TOUCH FOR HEALTH. This system knows how to test for allergies. Try that out and see if the child or person is allergic to other nuts. Maybe the person needs more stomach acid. Peanuts may not be the best thing to eat anyway. They are usually cooked, fried, salted, or someway changed from their raw state anyway. Tree nuts, on the other hand, can be eaten out of the shell, like HAZEL NUTS or BRAZIL NUTS, or ENGLISH WANUTS, or mmmmm, Black Walnuts. Nuts all have oils, and if they are not cooked, or roasted the oil is better for food. They are also full of protein. Remember, the stomach needs to digest that which you eat, and if the digestion is not up to par then protein may not be being digested well enoiugh. You can test if someone is allergic to a food, by say laying them on their back and using an arm to test for strength, like the person holding the arm upright and the tester gently pulling the arm against resistence, toward the abdoment area. Do the test first without any food around, and see if the person can resist a fair pressure down. If this shows that the person can put up a resistence, then lay the food in question on the person's stomach and try the test again, with an honest similar pressure. If the person's arm goes weak to the SAME pressure, then that food would not be good for that person being tested to consume.



Remember, also, the digestion needs to be looked after. It may be necessary for the person who is allergic to foods, such as nuts and eggs, that they may need digestants in capsule form to be taken just prior to eating so as to have digestants in the stomach, and this will activate the stomach to make its own digestants. Sometimes too much carbohydrates as a regular food source can upset a person's digessstability. Like too much wheat product, like bread, cookies, sauces made with wheat flour. They have have a gluten allergy. Try pancakes, and cookies, for instance made from Barley Flour. And another thing, that Dr. Clark recommends in her books is to procure some 5% hydrochloric acid, a mild form of that which is in the stomach, and put 3 drops on a raw egg before putting it into the mix or beating it up in a smoothie. Try it. No harm done. You may discover a way to stop the allergy. An allergy comes from the thymus, reporting to the bone marrow that some sort of substance went down the gullet, and make some hystamine in a big hurry to notify the consumer of the food to don't do that again. You can get over an allergy to a food, ONE THAT IS REALLY GOOD TO EAT, and PEANUTS, ARE NOT THE BEST FOOD ON THE LIST TO EAT ANYWAY, three days stay off that food, and then for two days eat a TEENY, TEENY bit of that allergy causing food with each meal for two days, Then go back to food that doesn't have any possible allergy causing effects for another three days, and then for another two days, include that one allergy causing food, that is in qustion. Repeat this routine for at least a month. This has been successful for MANY PEOPLE. It is a system that I learned from a Scientist that worked in developing vitamin C. He came to the Chiropractic College I was attending and taught nutrition to us. Eat like green sladas, baked potatoes, beets, NO CARROTS, NO TOMATOES, barley made into soups, with celery, potatoes, an onion, a little piece of beef meat, or ground meet that is not loaded with fat, and would be best if you could get buffalo or rangeeeee fed cattle. No wheat products, like bread, cookies, or sauces thickened with wheat while doing this routine to get rid of the allergy to one particular food. It works, When I said TEENY, I didn't infer a hald cup or even a quarter of a cup, I meant like a quarter of a teaspoon, and if that still causes the allergy symptom to show up, then a pinch of the questionalbe food. Some foods it would be best to forget them, like peanuts. They are frequently tainted with AFLOTOXIN anyway. And you have to have a special machine to get rid of that. You can buy one through the Dr. Hulda Clark Store, on the internet, But there are other LOVELY TREE NUTS, that could be worked into the diet via that diet routine I explained, as they are nutritious and are real nuts. Peanurs got the name NUT because it ends up hard after heating, frying or roasting. T ry almond butter for a nut butter. Almonds are REALLY GOOD for folks. So are Havel nuts, and Walnuts. But, do a little at a time, and try the allergy test I explained, and then do the teeny bit on the two days of the 5 day eating cycle and see if the person can begin to tolerate them, as they fiid the White Blood Cells with natural minerals that are important for their health, And don't forget the Vitamin C food. NOT ORANGES, instead, use tangerines, and plums of all colors, and be sure to wash them really good. Only eat Red and Yellos Delicious applies, as the others contain GALLIC ACID, which is not good for you. These other applies lose that Gallic Acid if you cook them up into apple sauce. But don't eat those OTHER apples raw. And don't eat the skins of even the Delicious Apples. Peal them and notice that there are little specks of brown and this is aflatoxin again. Peal them and be suer to peal away those little brown spots. If the child is too little to chew up an apple, scrape it with a spon, or put it in a mixer, beater, I have a MAGIC BULLET, and it works really well. Then you hare raw apple sauce of the Delicious Apple, either red or yellow variety, and this is good for your child, who has no or just a few front teeth. Scarped apple has been a food that mother's used to feed their babies. I did. Remember, no orange juice, and no oranges, but tangerines are food. Lemon juice with powdered sugar to sweeten is also good, but don't give an 8 ounce glass, make one for yourself, and give the child a quater of a cup or glass. Enough is enough. No regular white sugar, though. Uwe confectionary sugar, you know powdered sugar like you make cake frosting from That is much safer to use than white sugar that has been adulterated with chemicals. Read Dr. Huda Clark's information. She was a wonderful scientist and wanted us all to profit from what she learned and machines she and her son created from Mr. Rife;s original invention. Merry Christmas, and Happy Chanukkah. And have a Happy News Year, without allergies.

Tecia - posted on 12/01/2012

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Please give more feedback my two year old is allergic to peanuts and has severe breakouts and sleepless nights.

Debby - posted on 10/05/2012

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My 3 year old has eczema, asthma, and is allergic to animals, chemicals, and food.... all nuts, egg, tomato, and carrots...100% no no. I know how you feel, I worry too. He has been on all kinds of meds, and I have tried a lot myself. I read all box labels (not all list the eggs, like pasta's). He is awful, doctors see him and say he looks bad... they haven't seen him at his worst. My friends and family are freaked about about it, and like any other illness, we so what we have to for the best of our ability to do what is best for the child. You aren't gonna be able to completely protect them, but when they get things they aren't suppose to, Benadral helps, I have Hydroxozine he takes 6 times a day from the doctor, same thing, just stronger. And watch them closely, if things get bad, ER is always open. Not what you probably wanted to hear, but just how I have found it goes. I would like some recipes too, but I need them for everything now. It isn't easy. His eczema gets worst when his allergies flare up. and he's in pre-school now. I have been at this for a few years now, but I will take any advise I can get!

Deb - posted on 03/24/2011

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my son has eczema and allergy to peanuts-- could have other allergies but we are unaware-- dr said we could do allergy testing but can be unreliable. my son has had 3 bouts with peanuts - 1st when he was 9 mo old, 2nd- 2 wks later his dad gave him a bite of peanut butter, then we were so good at watching what he ate-- at 2 yrs someone gave him a cookie with pbutter-- we have tried soybutter--which isn't bad tasting at all but my son won't eat it because the flavor reminds him of getting sick! As for treating the eczema-- lots of lotion/creams-- Aveeno is what i'm currently using but need to try some others

Sarah - posted on 03/01/2010

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If you do egg and dairy free cake search on google you are bound to find something, a lot of cakes are egg free. My daughter is dairy free and I have found that the internet is the best source. As far as the eczema goes I would strongly suggest that you talk again to your doctor, my children (and a friends child) have it too and I wash them in emollient cream, wash their hair seperately (i.e. not in the bath), only use SLS/SLA/ Paraben free products on their skin, make sure to keep their food as additive free as possible. There are lots of websites with information about both of these problems - you just need to take some time to trawl them. If you don't find much on the US sites then search the UK ones as I know we have qite a lot.



Another thing I wanted to point out, I've just been on an Allergy Nutrition course and have been told there are over 40 ingredients that are egg and/or milk based. You need to print yourself one of the lists and then you can keep that with you when shopping! After a while it will get easier, you'll know what you can or can't buy.



A peanut allergy is only to peanuts and not other nuts - as such you can introduce other nut butters such as almond, hazelnut or even tahini. Tahini is a sesame seed spread and can be used in the same way, it's particularly nutritious as a snack when served on rice or oat cakes (salt free of course) although not all children like it! in the UK these spreads aren't the easiest to find but can be found in "world foods" or "specialist food" sections, given the size of most US food stores I would expect you to be able to find something. As nut spreads play such a positive nutritious role in a child's diet you shouldn't cut it out.



In the UK there are food ranges for children that use fruit juice instead of sugars. Sugar can be an irritant to skin problems too so you may want to look at alternatives. A good one could be xylitol.



As for going out, someone else said it and it is so true - take your own food. If you're going to a trusted/known place to eat then call ahead and explain your problems, they will generally do something to help. If it's a new place still call and see if they can do something, if they can't then maybe they aren't customer focussed and you should give it a miss anyway ;-))



Finally, beware that there isn't also a shellfish allergy as this is quite often the case with eczema and more so when other allergies are present. If this isn't the case then introduce well cooked shellfish as they provide fantastic sources of vitamins and minerals!

GOOD LUCK!

Laura Ann Brown - posted on 02/15/2010

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have you heard of NAET? My second son, Connor, had a lot of food allergies, most of which we were able to eliminate with NAET. we have stopped going due to time and $$$, but, will probably go back to it in the future, as he still has severe allergies to tree nuts and shrimp. I was skeptical, initially, but, we went in more than once with hives, and watched them disappear in front of our eyes! check out www.NAET.com to find a practitioner near you.

Kelly - posted on 02/10/2010

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Baby Aveeno for dry skin (dark blue cap) lotion and wash. Works great for both of my kids, prescription medications always just made their skin worse. Like Tracey said, we have used Cherrybrook kitchen products. They have cake mixes, cookies, frosting, etc. They are nut, milk, egg, wheat free and they don't taste bad either. Good Luck!

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have you researched yeast overgrowth at all? My son has been on nystatin and diflucan the past seven months and it has helped us so much, but a lot of doctors don't believe it exists, so if you can find a doc that does, it's worth a shot. A lot of times it's caused from antibiotic use. also, aquaphor works really well. Its 40% petroleum jelly, so not as thick and restricting as vaseline. another one is Bag balm. No matter what lotion it was, CeraVe, Eucerin, Cetaphil (has almond in it), Vanicream, etc., nothing worked for us....Good luck, it's a challenging, heartwrenching adventure. I would also highly recommend Dr. Kenneth Bock's book "Healing the New Childhood Epidemics". This book really put us on our path of healing.

Allison - posted on 02/06/2010

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I have a 5 year old with tree nut allergies and eczema.to. The thing that seems to do the trick for us with the eczema is extreme moisturizing. We use Cerave cream (not lotion) morning and evening. My daughters skin also seems to react to certain fabrics which we are still experimenting with. She seems to prefer less and lighter clothes than heavy clothing which causes her to itch. I always think she is going to be to cold but at least she isn't scratching. I don't have to deal with the egg allergy but I do know they sell something at the health food store called Egg Replacer. I have used it in cakes for vegans and I am pretty sure it is egg free but check it out. It is only for baking and smells disgusting when you are putting it in but it still produces a normal tasting cake. I hope this helps and hang in there it gets easier as you learn the ropes of allergies.

Karen - posted on 02/05/2010

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Hi, I do have an eggless cake recipe. Ran out one time and found this one. Ingredients 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 tsp. vanilla, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 cup all purpose flour, 1/4 tsp. salt, 3/4 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 5/8 cup unsweetened apple sauce. Cream butter, vanilla, sugar until fluffy. Mix dry ingredients together and add alternately to creamed mixture with apple sauce. Just mix in to blend and moisten. Spread into 8 inch square pan & bake 35-40 min. at 350 F.



Next, kids love peanut butter and I suggest a peanut and nut free substitute that the whole family can enjoy and serve to others without worring about causing an allergic reaction to your child. It is Great Value Soybutter also known as SchoolSafe Soybutter at www.schoolsafefood.com and schoolsafeprocedure.com. Soy Wonder is another brand. check out web.



Eczema - I believe in mother nature and oat products like alveno are really good for things like eczema.



Good Luck!

Rachel - posted on 02/03/2010

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I agree with Lesley... Alimentum was what we had our son on too. It really made a difference, but we still needed a pediatric dermatologist to help because his eczema still was flaring more than not. The combination of the two equals amazing skin and no more itchy baby!

Lesley - posted on 02/03/2010

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My little one (who is now 2.5) also has eczema. He is allergic to Wheat, Dairy & Peanuts. He also came up positive for an egg allergy but it doesn't seem to bother him if it's cooked anymore but that is what prompted me to have him tested as he completely blew up after I gave him a little egg when he was One. He was diagnosed at 7 months but has had it since he was born. My first doctor kept telling me it was "baby acne" & dry skin. Needless to say, it wasn't. I finally went to a doctor that specializes in eczema. He recommended to avoid dairy and use All Free & Clear on ALL laundry and to avoid fabric softener. Avoiding dairy changed EVERYTHING. He was clear of all eczema in less than a month. If your little one is still on formula ... change to Nutramigen or Alimentum. They are expensive but it makes a huge difference. Also, you can try a dairy free probiotic. (I got one at Henry's) that seems to help.

The whole allergy thing was completely new to me too but I promise it gets easier. The blood allergy tests can be very tricky. According to what I have read online & my allergist the results can be unreliable. Don't be afraid to get second opinions. :) Good luck & hope it helps. :)

Angie - posted on 01/28/2010

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My son has had eczema from about the time he was born...he is now 4 and we have found ways to control it. Do not bathe him every day...dries out the skin. We use a hydrocortisone/Eucerin mix from the pharmacy(prescription). Cool mist humidifier at night in his room...just because the air here is so dry in the winter. Best to use the cream while his skin is still wet

Rachel - posted on 01/27/2010

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My little boy has egg, wheat, peanut, soy and milk allergies and has had severe eczema since he was born because of that. After his ped tried several creams that didn't work, he sent us to a pediatric dermatologist who prescribed a cream called Triamcinolone. It's a miracle cream!!! He rarely has flare ups now and he's a much happier kid. You may want to see if your ped can get you a referral to a pediatric dermatologist to find out your options :)

Heather - posted on 12/04/2009

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My almost 5 yr old son also has an egg and peanut allergy along with soy, treenut, danders, pollens and insect stings, along with severe excema. Diivies has an incredible recipe for chocolate cake that I love! I got it from marthastewart.com. As far as the excema goes, I mix cortaid cream with a fragrance free lotion followed by A&D ointment imediately after a bath. I also bathe him in Balnetar tar bath. The stuff is a dark yellow liquid that doesnt smell that great, BUT it really works! you get it behind the pharmacy counter for about $25-30.It keeps my sons excema managable. I only bathe him 2-3X a week as well. Good luck with everything!!!!!

Tracey - posted on 12/01/2009

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Cherrybrook kitchen makes a cake mix that does not require eggs and it is allergy free.if you can't find that go to the FAAN website and they give you alternatives for eggs that can be used in cakes mixes.Also a great recipe is found at food allergy mama.

Lynn Stern - posted on 11/09/2009

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Sorry to hear about the allergy situation. I know frustrating but an eye opening experience. Our son is gluten, dairy, nut and shellfish free. Regarding the eczema- it might be a gluten intolerance. Don't run off to be tested but maybe take away some of the gluten for a while. Also, what detergents and cleaners are you using? It may be aggrevating the situation. Our son is also multiple chemical sensitive.
Stay strong and hang in there. Shout out if you need some more support or ideas on foods and/or cleaners.

Heather - posted on 10/29/2009

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My son was diagnosed when he was a year with his egg allergy his was a Catagory 4 I know exactly how u feel. I found a great website from a mom who's a chef and she has tons of nut egg and dairy free food. Including cake. It's foodallergymama.com she has a published cook book and everything. Great recipes for everyday and special one for the holidays. She also post on her blog various recipes as well. As for the going out to eat you can find menue online with the ingredients and sometimes they even have numbers u can call to get them. My best suggestion is avoid anything breaded while out to eat and stick with chicken breast grilled cheese and veggies. Always a safe bet and let the waitress know he has severe food allergies and they have was of helping as well. If u need any more advice email bluemoon1526@yahoo.com. My sons 4 and hang in there you'll get the hang of it. Make sure he gets a medic alert bracelet as well.

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