My son has milk, egg, peanut, and shellfish allergies.

Keli - posted on 09/29/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My 3 year old son has had allergies since he was born. I am the only one that I know with a kid that has these kind of problems. Since he started pre-school I have done nothing but fight with them and the fact that people treat this as a non-problem. I spent the first two years of his life fighting with my mother-in-law over this. People that treat me like I'm just paranoid. I want people to understand does any one have advise on how to deal with people that just don't understand. It makes me very sad for my son and what he will have to deal with in his life.

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Karen - posted on 02/05/2010

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Keli, I hope to help with getting some kind normalcy into your life. Peanut butter has long been the favourite of all time sandwiches. There is a real substitute that kids and parents love that makes families with a child with severe allergy to peanuts more normal. SchoolSafe Soybutter! visit www.schoolsafefood.com and www.scoolsafeprocedure.com. Parents of anaphylactic to peanut kids and those that are not will thank you to introduce this to them and so will your friends, family, and school. Principals have given it a thumbs up. It is a very difficult school problem to reduce the risk of anaphylaxis and compromise with parents whose children will only eat peanut butter and jam sandwiches.

Good News! I hope.

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Candace - posted on 05/31/2013

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Keli, been there done that, sister. My son is allergic to peanuts, eggs and dairy. Everyone thought at first, I was actually making it up. Many people play it off like, oh, so he is lactose intollerant, like it is no big deal. My son is so allergic to milk, he can not get it on his skin or he will begin his reaction. Since he was born, I have done so much research and found out as much as I could. I have read or watched anything I could get my hands on. Several years ago, I too stopped eating anything that my son could not eat, just so he did not feel singled out. We have since also stopped eating meat. He and I have a blog with tons of kid-friendly recipes on it. Please stop by and take a peek. www.WhatVeganKidsEat.com Even not that he is 9, we still have some people that give us the look that it is no big deal, but he and I just figure oh, well. We will live the way we want to, in order to keep him alive, we can't eat what the next person at the table can, so to each his own.

Just do what you feel is right. Good Luck!

Heidi - posted on 05/20/2013

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Hi, we just found out that my 16-month-old daughter is allergic to eggs and peanuts. I understand that most children outgrow egg allergies. Did your children outgrow their egg allergies, and if so, how old were they? I know we might be dealing with peanut avoidance for a long time, but I'm hoping she can eventually eat eggs.

Karen - posted on 04/23/2010

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Hi Keli, Raising our children is complicated enough without food allergies. However it is there and even though some will be out grown others may not be. I do know of a wonderful peanut free peanut butter substitute that peanut allergic children are enjoying. It is also free of the other food allergens you mentioned that affect your son. It is made of soy.
People have confused parents making them think that because soy and peanuts are both legumes than neither are safe for the peanut allergic. That is not true. You can be allergic to one and not the other. SchoolSafe SoyButter has provided consumers with everything they need to take it to school as a peanut butter substitute and it not be confused with peanut butter. Visit www.schoolsafesoybutter.com. Down load the letters for principals and teachers, educate your son's family and friends about this wonderful substitute and it does Taste Just Like Peanut Butter and It is more nutritious than Peanut Butter and it solves a whole lot of lunch making problems for everyone.

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Hi I was just wondering if you have tried Sunbutter it is way better tasting than all the others I have tried I know it is hard to find I buy it at Whole foods and IGA in Vancouver, Canada. My daughter is now 7 and is still allergic to peanut, tree nuts,coconut, seafood, shellfish, milk and lots of citrus or fruits with pits like peaches etc.... good luck everyone I think the harder years will be the teen years when they don't want to wear the epi pen because it's not cool!

Keli - posted on 10/04/2009

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I don't know of any other alteratives for the flu shot. My son luckly has never had a problem with anaphlactic shock. We are very lucky . He just gets really sick and gets hives. I fear that one day that could happen. The flu shot only has a very small amout of egg so we tried it and he has not yet had a problem with it. But the doctor always makes us stay for awhile to make sure. Just because he has not had a problem with it yet does not mean that he won't one day. You would think that they would have option for people that have an egg allergy.

Dania - posted on 10/04/2009

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hi Kelli and Batrice, my 2 1/2 year old son has the same allergies as your Kelli as well as a slight reaction to soy. His doctor did the bloodwork when he turned one. However, on my own I found he also has a reaction to cornstarch which sets off his eczema. Since both our boys are allergic to eggs I wonder if your doctor has any advice on what to do preventatively for the flu. The flu shot has egg and I wonder what alternative your doctor may have mentioned. TIA

Batrice - posted on 09/30/2009

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My son is 8 (peanut, treenut, shellfish allergy), and we have dealt with this since he was 2 1/2. Some of our family members STILL don't "get it" or even remember from one function tot he next that he has allergies. We also are the first ones we knew that had food allergy. You just have to make sure you do everything you can to keep him safe and not care what anyone else says or thinks. Always bring his own food, even if they say they will have safe food for him, because they may have forgotten or have bought the wrong stuff. I freeze cupcakes and always bring them to every birthday party, no matter what. My son hasn't had an anaphylactic reaction since his first reaction at 2 1/2. He knows to not touch any food at anyone else's house unless I give it to him. I don't know about the preschool issue, we didn't do that, and we homeschool. Hope things go well for you. Our son is so responsible about his allergies. When another kid offers him candy, he says "I have to ask my mom first, I'm allergic." AWWWW.

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