My daughter has allergies to eggs, soy, peanuts, and cats. need help!

Melissa - posted on 03/06/2011 ( 146 moms have responded )

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My daughter has allergies to eggs, soy, peants, and cats. I have went through all of our food at home bread everything and everything has soy in it. I plan to call DR on Monday but I'm just not sure if I need to take bread and everything away? do they even make a bread with out soy?

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Jeanie - posted on 03/07/2011

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Hi! We have 3 in the family allergic to gluten, dairy and soy, and 2 to eggs, and here I am with problems with some nuts and fruits as well. Still - NO PROBLEM! Really!



We eat a wholesome diet. My girls love baking from scratch and there are even incredible breads now at health food stores without all kinds of things (check out Udi's bread). Our diet is actually more diverse now than before!! Don't think of it as taking away foods, but eating differently. You will find tons of sites around the Internet with recipes. Here is one about food sensitivities with recipes: http://www.foodsensitivityjournal.com/



By the way, look into the connection with gluten being a cause of lots of associated types of food reactions.

SarahBeth - posted on 03/17/2011

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Buy a breadmaker and make your own bread. Just dump everything in, and set it - or even set it to start later. Tastier, little trouble, better for you.

Yunny - posted on 03/17/2011

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My son is allergic to soy as well and Dave's Killer Bread is made without soy or eggs. It's a great tasting bread and my son loves it. My son is also supersensitive even to soybean oil so read labels carefully as a lot of stuff have soybean oil as well.

Katelyne - posted on 06/29/2011

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Never heard of a bread WITH soy? Almost ALL breads have soy! Either oil or lecithin. I had totake it out of diet when breastfeeding. It seems almost everything in any type of package had soybean oil

Carla - posted on 03/15/2011

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Gluten intolerance is becoming rampant. Gluten is the 'glue' in wheat that gives it the stickiness to mold together to make food. Preservatives are loaded with gluten, especially MSG. I developed this at about 38, but I had been allergic to everything as a child, including my own hair and cold germs. I would try holding back packaged foods, pasta, bread. However, remove each food, one at a time, and keep a journal to chart how she reacts. This will basically leave you meat, vegetables (watch the canned stuff for ingredients) and potatoes and rice.



@Tracy, I would suspect the gluten intolerance for your child, based on what you say about the eggo. It is more easily diagnosed than it was back in '88, here in the States. In England it is more common.



I had a recipe for rice bread, made out of rice flour, but honestly, honey, I wouldn't feed it to my dog! It was easier to go without bread than to try to eat that and say 'ick! I mean yummy!'



God bless and good luck to you guys. This isn't an easy thing to go through.

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Alicia - posted on 05/04/2012

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Have you been to Whole Foods or another natural foods store? You should be able to find soy-free products, though admittedly it is in many, many foods. Lecithin is often a soy product, so check your food labels. You may want to invest in a bread machine, too. It's hard to find bakery products without eggs but you can make a lot yourself with an egg replacer like Ener-G egg replacer. Make sure it's not an egg substitute like Egg Beaters which uses egg white. I find that brownies don't work well, but if you make cookies & cake you should be able to get by without brownies. Look for albumen, which is another name for egg in ingredient lists. Peanuts are not too hard to avoid, and most food labels will list which of the 8 main food allergies they contain in bold print at the end of the list-for instance, may contain wheat, milk, eggs. My girls are all allergic to cats, too, and they can't go into homes with cats. You may have to have all the play dates at your house. I don't know the severity of your daughter's allergies, but it really is best to avoid all the allergens. If she is young she may still out grow her allergies; my daughter's outgrew some of theirs. I wish you the best of luck. When my girls were little (the youngest is 15) there were very few places to buy allergen-free products. The internet makes it so much easier to research & purchase products. But, still, it will be hard, especially in the beginning when you have to look at literally every label. And you have to train her to not take food from anyone else, and provide her snacks at birthday parties and other pot-luck affairs, and carry food with you when you go out because you never know when she'll be hungry or if there will be an egg-free, soy-free item on the menu. The soy thing will be especially tough when you eat out. But you can do it. And you'll all be happier when she doesn't itch, cry, stay awake, or vomit (depending on how she reacts to her triggers) from eating the wrong things. Best wishes!

User - posted on 05/04/2012

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a health store will have bread with all that stuff is not in it but it cost money

User - posted on 04/04/2012

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We just found out our 1 y/o son has the same allergies as your daughter. It is seeming impossible to find foods without any of those items. We could use some help as well!!! We plan on going to a nutritionist soon

Rachel - posted on 04/02/2012

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Yes they do but does it not make you think about why all these children have excema and the like. ~I cried in the supermarket the day I realised how much bread had changed. You can get flour and make your own or go to a bakers and see what they do they are less likely to. The you can get all sorts of breads that don't have soy or wheat or gluten in. Where do you live we are in the Uk if you are uk then I can give you some brands.

Jeanie - posted on 06/29/2011

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Ask the doctor about this - spy lecithin is OK for many people with soy allergies since it is not supposed to include the soy protein. However some with soy allergies can only tolerate the pharmaceutical grade soy lecithin which is in medications and supplements - but also in some foods.

Julie - posted on 06/29/2011

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I've never heard of bread WITH soy! Check labels and you will find a good one. Sounds to me like your little dollie could use a good nutritional program of chewable fruits an veggies to get her auto-immune system built up - The best one I found for the little ones in our family is this: http://www.juiceplus.com/+jh17263 - its is juiced fruits and veggies... and taste great! One EASY way to get veggies into our kids ♥

Katelyne - posted on 06/29/2011

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When pigs fly last I knew did not have soy but double check. They have it at the bigg grocery stores either in bakery or on and end cap. If you don't see it they will show you if you ask

Katelyne - posted on 06/29/2011

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When pigs fly last I knew did not have soy but double check. They have it at the bigg grocery stores either in bakery or on and end cap. If you don't see it they will show you if you ask

Katelyne - posted on 06/29/2011

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When pigs fly last I knew did not have soy but double check. They have it at the bigg grocery stores either in bakery or on and end cap. If you don't see it they will show you if you ask

Leslieaca - posted on 04/28/2011

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I found a bread named "Tapioca Loaf " by ener-g.com. My son is allergic to milk, soy, peanuts, egg, tree nuts and shell fish. He loves this bread, and he eats it everyday. It costs $6, but It's worth it to me. I need to be able to offer him more food choices when he goes to school next year.

Alisha - posted on 04/26/2011

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I'm sure you can find everything that doesn't have those products in it but if you don't want to spend all day reading labels, I suggest you find some websites that have already done the label reading for you and tell you what would be good for you to buy. Also, you could look up reciepes online that do not contain any of those things. If you have a small health-food store or alternative grocery store those can also be very helpful.

Leslieaca - posted on 03/21/2011

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You will be removing a lot of foods because my son is allergic to milk, soy, egg, peanut, tree nuts and shell fish. I haven't found a bread yet that doesn't contain any of those ingredients.

Brenda - posted on 03/20/2011

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You have LOTS of good response. I just wanted to add this. My friend adopted a little girl from China they said she had NO allergies. On the why home from China they gave her milk and she screamed for hours on the plane right after the milk. They have now found out she has all these listed allergies. Since taking her off it all her behavior has changed SOOO much! She had hours of crying most days over little things. Well this is how they handle others giving her snacks. The little girl has learned not to eat anything given to her from others (she is 5) she takes it to her mom and says can you trade me this for something else. Mom carries healthy or homemade snack that she can eat and they trade the snacks. She knows that she will be sick if she eats the ones given to her so it has worked great for them. Of course she is homeschooled so mom is usually right there to help the situatuon. Just thought this was a good way to make it easier!

Toni - posted on 03/20/2011

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Dunno My Lil Mans Bin Tested For Egg Allergy, An Turns Out Hes Allergic To A Protein In The Egg White But Been To See A Speciallist An I Have To Give Him Cake An Stuff That Contain Egg But Not Scrambled Or Omelets Or Fried

LAURA - posted on 03/20/2011

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Hi Melissa, Yes they do. we have the same issues in our home. I buy french bread. Its basically flour,water, salt and yeast. makes great toast. you can also buy non dairy non soy butter at whole foods and new seasons. Earth Balance makes it. My kids love it. Its in a redish color container.
If you need more suggestions feel free to email me. lauraannkay@gmail.com

C - posted on 03/20/2011

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Food allergies are tough! Living Without is a magazine that has been helpful for my family. Eating as many fresh food products has helped also. If you are in Texas check out www.heb.com

Sabriena - posted on 03/19/2011

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book an appointment with a Nutritionist, they helped me a great deal. They give you lists of things that has all the hidden ingredients etc. that may cause a reaction.

Jenny - posted on 03/19/2011

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For my daughters milk allergy I found a dairy and lactose free powder milk for her called Dairy Free, made by Vance Foods. I find it at our health food store. It is a potato based milk with no soy or rice in it. My daughter is allergic to soy milk, rice milk, and goats milk, lactose, and milk, and artificial sweeteners

Lezlie - posted on 03/18/2011

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We found out when my daughter was 12mos old that she had allergies to wheat, eggs, milk, and nuts. She had been treated for all those months for eye infections, ear infections, etc., that most likely weren't infections at all, but allergies...they wouldn't test her til she was a year old. Her milk allergy IS an allergy, not lactose intolerance. We got a bread machine and made her bread. We found potato starch flour, oat flour, and rice flour to make her bread. Had to just cut all wheat, egg, milk and nut products from her diet...she has grown to love fruits, vegetables and rice!! Down side was the fact that she grew up not being able to eat cake and ice cream at birthday parties, not to mention her OWN b-day parties! We planned in advance for these events....if she was invited to a party we would make sure she got Benedryl before hand, and was allowed EITHER cake OR icecream, and would get Bendryl after. Also had Epipen on hand. My daughter is 24yo now...her and her hubby have two little girls of their own (23mos and 8mos), and they watch them closely for allergies, only cuz of my daughter's allergies. My daughter learned at a young age what she could, and couldn't eat, and it's just part of her life now. It's tough when you're the mom trying to cook for a child with food allergies, but you get used to it. I think the toughest part was dealing with others...they try to give your child a cookie, and you have to say "NO, she can't have that!" They think you're a horrible mother! lol! Just an FYI though...the peanut allergy is the worst of them...you REALLY have to watch foods for that one! They are in foods you least expect!

Rhoda - posted on 03/18/2011

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Ask your Dr. About the Gluten Free Diet for your child. My niece has the same problem too.

Julie - posted on 03/17/2011

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good heavens! I've never heard of bread WITH soy!
What you need to do -
Find as many fruits and veggies for your little one and focus on feeding her them...
Make a list of everything she CAN have and not 'can't - it will make a big difference to both of you!

Cyndee - posted on 03/17/2011

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Google Bioresonance therapy. it is a natural therapy that has had outstanding results in Germany with children's allergies.

M_tolbert2003 - posted on 03/17/2011

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I recommend eliminating dairy products since they are tough on the human body, in favor of goat based products, or almond milk. Anything you can't find you can make your own very easily and feel much more confident about the ingredients, including pesticides, additives, corn syrup, preservatives, etc. that are all bad.

Corrina - posted on 03/17/2011

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i know what thats like, my son is allergic to Milk. But its not the lactose, its the fat content and the proteins, so he can never eat a greasy burger or deep fried food even as a treat, cause its the fat he has to drink rice milk with canola oil in it, and he's still getting sick from that. somethings suck BUT it can be worked around

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Someone mentioned restaurants cooking in vegetable oil. Be aware that most oils labeled "vegetable oil" are soybean oil. Again, read the ingredients!

Beatrix - posted on 03/17/2011

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Check with the local health food stores there should be some that they have that are soy and egg free....how old is your daughter if she is under five she might grow out of the problem sometimes other things in nature help my daughter she got a case of the chicken poxs and this got the missing things in her immune system going...its hard to tell do you have a family history of allergies.

Anna - posted on 03/17/2011

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Im gonna try the webiste Jeanie suggested my daughter is allergic to many things that your daughter is as well. we have such a diverse diet but im always looking for new things an things that both the rest of the family and shecan eat as well

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Oh..I see someone mentioned that her son is allergic to soy and even sensitive to soybean oil. This has been my experience as well. Do not count on your allergy warnings on labels to include soy if the product contains the oil. Soybean oil is supposedly "non-allergenic" becuase the protein is removed in processing the oil so it does not get listed as an allergen on most products. Personally, I cannot have the oil. Watch your daughters reactions to know whether she is sensitve to the oil as well as the protein. Soy can also "hide" in hydrolyzed vegetable protein.

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If there is a Trader Joes near you, you will find some breads there without soy. At least you know she is allergic. It took several years of elimination to figure out that was my allergy. Soy is in almost everything. Much of the soy in everything is also genetically modified (GMO). Look at fresh breads in the bakery department of the grocery, as well. Sometimes they are soy free. Baking bread is another option. It isn't really hard to do once you have a little practice, and you can make a much healthier bread than you would buy at the store. Watch the labels on everything for the soy, even things like herbal teas and cough drops. I cannot stress to you enough to read every label EVERY TIME you go to the store. I have found products one week that were ok to eat and next time I bought them the formula had changed. You can do this and your daughter is blessed to have a mommy who is looking out for her best interests!

Melina - posted on 03/17/2011

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I see that you have 104 responses and that is great. If you need a fantastic bread recipe let me know...

Christina - posted on 03/17/2011

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I would go to Trader Joe's or talk to a nutrisunist. My cousin's son was allergic to everything as a baby. He is 13 still allergic to alot, but is a great kid. Wonderful athlete, and thrieving everyday.

Anna - posted on 03/17/2011

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i think oat, but get a referral from an allergist about a dietician. they would be able to help you the most

Anna - posted on 03/17/2011

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i think oat, but get a referral from an allergist about a dietician. they would be able to help you the most

Tina - posted on 03/17/2011

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yes anything with soy and eggs can be harmful. My daughter is allergic to eggs,soy, tree nuts and too many other things to list so I know what you are going through. Everything does have soy in it you more or less have to walk away from processed food and go on what I call the caveman diet only eating what is grown naturally.

Ilesha - posted on 03/17/2011

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My daughter has the same allergies except the cats but I found the products called baby mum mum and its free of soy and egg they have different flavors of rice rusk treats hopefully you can find something to help u.

Genevieve - posted on 03/16/2011

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http://www.enjoylifefoods.com/
We have no allergies but enjoy eating natually. We really some things made by this brand that tries very hard to be free from most of the common food allergens. Soy being one of them As well as gluten, nuts, eggs and other stuff.

Chanh - posted on 03/16/2011

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I took my daughter to a specialist and depending on the severity she had to avoid foods that triggered swelling but was able to eat baked goods due to minor allergy to egg whites which caused eczema. It is always best to test with a allergist around incase there is a very bad reaction where an epi pen is required. She is now able to eat a whole egg without any problems.

Rebecca - posted on 03/16/2011

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I feel your frustration, my daughter has allergies to milk, egg, pistachios and cashews (anaphylactic). Milk also is in almost everything, I have learned to bake alot of things myself, also there are a few good websites like http://www.allergysafe.com.au/ to help you, good luck

Aleks - posted on 03/16/2011

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Yes, you need to go to specialty bakereies/bread shops. Many health food stores have bread without soy.

My daughter has soy intollerance (and possibly yeast intollerance) not to mention dairy intollerance. And every commercially available bread has either soy or dairy or sometimes both. Learned quickly to buy elsewhere. Also, have you looked into to the Orgran brand? It should be in the allergy free/health/Coeliac(ie, gluten intollerance) section of the supermarket. They are a brand for allergics... the have a bread mixture you can buy and make your own bread, and you don't need a bread maker for this, you can bake in the oven. Good luck :-) I am sure you will find what you are looking for.

Laura - posted on 03/16/2011

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My daughter is allergic to eggs. She was allergic to nuts and also cats. Highly allergic. We noticed this since a year old. She is now 8. Thankfully we have out grown nuts and not as sensitive to cats. The egg allergy we are still battling. She is actually in a research study at Arkansas Childrens Hospital to retrain her immune system. Were two years in. Still have hope. Her sensativitative has dramatically changed. We have to avoid it completely. All white breads. Eating on wheat and again totally avoidance. I would be happy to visit with you. My email is lauragehrki@yahoo.com.

Sara - posted on 03/16/2011

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My son is alergic to egg soy and nuts too. It is difficult to find foods w/o soy, but once you find a few staples, you will feel much better. We make our own yeast based bread. My advice, googl, google, google. I have found lots of recipes that way. If you are coming up empty type in vegan before the food you are looking for. It gets easier w/ time. Hang in there.

Kartika - posted on 03/16/2011

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look into the Danile's fast book! has ALOT OF good stuff in it!! I'm fasting for Lent but I think this will be a life change for me!!! Be Blessed and Good luck!!
mommie of 5

Carla - posted on 03/16/2011

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Glutenfreeclub.com has 500 recipes for those battling gluten intolerance. I just happened across it as I was looking for a new bread recipe. As an fyi--I was diagnosed with sprue in 1988. I struggled for many years until I went to a psychiatrist for the depression from fibromyalgia. He gave me Tegretol, which is an anti-seizure med. I took it for about 2 mos, and viola! I am able to tolerate a normal diet! I do not eat an abundance of wheat, still make most of our meals from scratch, but when I DO want to have pasta or bread, I do. It's worth talking to your Dr. about.

Julie - posted on 03/16/2011

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My son also has a problem with bread. I have found plenty of breads that don't have soy, you just have to look in the fresh baked artisan loaves. Also, if you invest in a bread maker, or have time to make it from scratch there will be no soy. Shortening also has soy in it, but you can use coconut oil instead. There are some cold cereals, mostly made by Post, that are soy free. But soy is in EVERYTHING... I feel your pain. I read lots of labels too.

Monica - posted on 03/16/2011

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Yes. Check organic and bakery breads. My children had dairy and soy allergies and I keep a loaf of honey wheat from Publix in the freezer for him. I also find that in general, items listed as organic tend not to use soy or vegetable oil (which could contain soy). Progresso also makes Panko bread crumbs and Annie's make crackers which are soy free. Hope this helps.

Sheena - posted on 03/16/2011

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Check w/ your Dr. Depending on the level of allergy, she might be able to tolerate eggs or soy baked into things or certain forms. Both my kids are allergic to eggs, peanuts, tree nuts and dairy. Each of them can tolerate different levels of eggs baked into in things, just nothing with raw egg (mayo, some frostings) Nuts are a steer clear of anything made near it. Although my doctor told us peanut oil is actually ok bc of the high temp it is made at. PCC is great if you have one near you! I myself can't tolerate wheat, yeast, eggs, dairy, so I make a lot of my own bread products and snacks for me and the kids! There will definitely be lots of experimenting with cooking and label reading!!!

Jacqueline - posted on 03/16/2011

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watch the ingredients in all breads - I cannot buy rice bread here because it also has eggs, soy and dairy - lecithin which is used a lot here is usually soy lecithin - fortunatley here in Australia we have a company called 'Orgran' if you are in the USA you can also buy their products there they are soy free, egg free, dairy free and usually nut free and will state what they are free of on the front of the box. They are excellent products and I use the white bread and cook it in the bowl part (covered in plastic wrap) of an electrical vegie steamer - cuts superbly - it is gluten free product though so you will need to adjust the rest of the diet accordinly.

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