peanut,egg and milk allergy

Cari - posted on 12/13/2008 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My son is 2 and allergic to milk, egg and peanut. Nice to find a place with people who share my same story. We just found out his allergies have gotten worse and he has a few new ones that are very minor. Anyone else experienced this?

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Debbie - posted on 01/25/2009

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Our 9 year old son has been allergic to peaunts, eggs, and dairy his whole life. We didn't know what we were dealing with initally. Long story short...it's much easier today than it was just 9 years ago. If you have a Whole Foods grocery store by you, you will find MANY helpful people and food items that you can replace in your son's diet. Trader Joe's is also another great resource. My son LOVES the Very Vanilla Sik brand Soy milk (you can get that at any local grocery store) and you may also want to purchas a box of ENER-G Egg Replacer (www.ener-g.com), which can be found at Whole Foods. This product will allow you to bake for your son (very helpful when attending b-day parties) so he can have b-day cake or cupcakes like the other kids. Another item that he may like is the Vanilla Silk Soy Ice Cream (my son can't have the chocolate). Also try the Tofutti brand Cutie 'Ice Cream sandwiches. Both of these items can be found at Trader Joe's. I personally don't care for the taste, but my son doesn't know the difference since he has never tasted 'real' ice cream. One final item that you may want to consider would be something called 'Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread' (www.earthbalancenatural.com). It's completely peanut,egg,and dairy free! One last thing...We have found that in regards to bread, we either have to go with the inexpnesive store brands (Jewel seems to be the only one) or the high end $5/loaf breads. Most bagels are fine to eat, just check your labels carefully! :) Please contact me if you have any questions. I would be more than happy to help you. I don't know the other allergies your son has, so what I have suggested is only safe for peanut, egg, and dairy allergies. I remember this to be VERY overwhelming when we first experienced this, but really, it's quite easy! It's just a little adjustment in eating habits, and with so many stores now offering the items our son can eat, it's not bad at all. It literally just becomes a way of life. As a PLUS for you...as your son gets older, his numbers very well may go down, and the sensitivity to his allergies may decrease. We found this to be true for our son, however, we have chosen not to reintroduce foods w/ the allergens in them (i.e. peanut butter, eggs, etc...) b/c there's no guarantee that the allergic reaction will not reoccur, and they cannot say what level the reaction would be (severe or mild). ALWAYS carry an Epi-Pen with you, and make sure when your son is in school, or any other caregiver who is in charge of your son, also has Epi-Pens, and KNOWS HOW TO USE ONE.



Have a great rest of the weekend

Debbie :)

Candace - posted on 05/31/2013

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My son is allergic to those same things. We started a food blog to help his friends and other moms with the same issues. Lots of healthy kid friendly and allergy free recipes. www.WhatVeganKidsEat.com

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Rosa - posted on 05/15/2013

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Yeah my baby is only 5 month n we just found out that she is allergic to the same thing I breastfeeding her but sometimes I give powder milk. So I can't drink milk eat eggs or peanut n that was triggering her eczema. Wat do u feed ur baby so I could it that. Just found out today about her allergies

Heleni - posted on 01/24/2013

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Wow I got a 3 yr old child allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts, all nuts, beef, lamb (chicken we outgrew yeah!!!!) all lentils, peas, mustard and slight soy. Always find it difficult o come up with ideas on what to feed her without it getting repetitive.

Elecare, Certain Oreos, a lot of cereal, only certain pillsbury crescents, some thomas bagels, and some crackers are in her diet a lot but I've learned to always double check ingredients cuz you never know when the manufacturer might change things on you.

Defin not an easy task, but each day is another learning experience for us.

Amanda - posted on 01/22/2009

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My 4 year old is allergic to peanuts, eggs & oats. We found out when he was 18 months. At first I was a mess. I'd spend hours in the grocery store reading every label. Peanuts and eggs are easy to spot, but I'd have to read thru the whole list of ingredients to check for oats. It was very frustrating. He'll be starting school soon and I'm very stressed about having him be around hundreds of kids who could have eaten peanut butter! I wish there was an easy answer.

Kim - posted on 01/08/2009

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Hi, add corn to the mix and you can add my 8 year old to the list of kids with food as well his environmental allergies. Peanuts are the worst in which he can't have at all. Milk, eggs, and corn are non-life threatening but enough of them, he will have a reaction. It started out mostly as ear and sinus infections that were so common his physician sent us to an allergist. His reactions present themselves in multiple ways, stomach virus, skin rashes, and now we believe migraines. We are now on a food diary for each of his allergens to see how he reacts to each one and cross reacts to multiple allergens with the help of a nutritionist. His allergist recommends that we see a neurologist for his migraines to start ruling out other possible causes. Food allergies are NOT fun at all. Since we have a 3 year old we were told to treat her the same way. Finding a nutritionist that specializes in food allergies has eased some of my fears and frustrations. She suggested the following cookbook which I will be ordering soon, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Kid Pleasing Recipes and Tips. If anyone already has it I would really like to know if it actually is Kid pleasing recipes!

Cindy - posted on 01/04/2009

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yes I found out about my 2 1/2 year old madelyn's allergies at 8 month after an episode of full blown anaphylaxsis, no fun and each time we've checked her cap rast ( Blood test) it's gotten worse, also milk egg & peanut. oreo cookies are safe too.

Danielle - posted on 12/31/2008

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Yes--my name is Danielle and I have a 17 month old son who is allergic to milk and eggs.

Cari - posted on 12/15/2008

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I've become a very strict label reader.There are alot of things out there. My son loves crackers(ritz,club graham) pop tarts don't have any milk either. It definatly takes longer to shop. There is a new brand of food I just discovered that is free of the 8 most common allergens. it's called Enjoy Life. More expensive but safe. It does get easier because you start to learn what is and isn't safe. It's being at restaurants and parties that is still hard because people want to feed him things. Hope this helps!!

Carlie - posted on 12/13/2008

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im wondering if the milk allergy ever gets eaisier to deal with, my 5 month old daughter is lactose intolerant and im starting to feed her real foods not just formula ne more and even oatmeal has skim milk powder in it, almost everything has some form of lactose / milk product in it, ne suggestions about foods with either low or no milk content?

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