Anyone have a toddler develop allergy to chicken?

Lisa - posted on 12/14/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Anyone out there have a toddler develop an allergy to chicken and/or their hypoallergenic formula? My son seems to have developed an intolerance to both. Amy advice or information would be greatly appreciated.

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Raye - posted on 12/14/2015

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If you disagree with your doctor, you should get a second opinion from someone else.

My husband is allergic to milk, and had to have a special formula when he was a baby. You may try one that is based on Soy, instead of milk, but some babies will still have a reaction to the soy based formulas, so you could also try a Extensively-Hydrolyzed formula, or Amino Acid-based formula.

How was the chicken cooked? Were there flavorings on it or was it boiled in plain water? It could be the chicken but it could also be flavoring or spices.

It could be a simple allergy, but there is also a condition called Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome that, unlike classic food allergy, cannot be diagnosed with readily available allergy tests such as skin prick test (SPT) or blood test. It isn't an immune mediated response and only affects the digestive tract. It's rare and a lot of physicians are not familiar with it. Infants with this sensitivity experience increasingly severe vomiting, diarrhea, and poor growth, possibly progressing to an illness mimicking a severe total-body infection. If your child reactions are not very severe, it's most likely just a regular food allergy.

Lisa - posted on 12/14/2015

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That it's probably a stomach virus. We disagree. Everytime we feed him chicken he vomits as with his formula. Plus, It's been going on awhile and he is fine after eating anything else except those two items. His pediatrician has misdiagnosed him a number of times so we are in the process of finding a new one.

He has a milk protein allergy so I'm wondering if a chicken allergy could be related to that.

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