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Dd had a reaction and I cannot figure out why
The reaction was not serious, but I still need to know what caused it. It happened last night immediately after dinner. I talked to the allergist this morning and he agreed it was a reaction. She 11 and is allergic to milk and peanuts. She used to be allergic to egg and had an anaphylactic reaction to egg at age 2 1/2, but outgrew her egg allergy at age 9. I hope it hasn`t come back. For dinner she had pancakes and juice. The pancakes had Bisquick (brand new box which I bought about two months ago), soy milk (brand is 8th continent, the only one not on shared equipment with cow`s milk, we were near the end of the bottle), canola oil margarine (we have used this container at least 50 times), an egg, and Divvies chocolate chips. I am totally stumped as to what caused it. I hope her egg allergy is not back. I talked to the allergist and he said as long as she eats an egg product at least once a month it won`t come back. She hates eggs, but does eat mayonaise all the time and the allergist said that mayonaise would count as an egg product and so the egg allergy should not be back. I called the company for Bisquick, read them the codes on the package. The plant for this package is peanut free/tree nut free and there are no shared lines with milk. I talked to Mark at Divvies, the choclate chips are made by another company. He is confident they don`t have milk, peanuts, tree nuts. I am sending the chocolate chips and the Bisquick off for testing. There have not been any reported reactions on the Bisquick or the Divvies chocolate chips. The allergist is having a cap rast drawn on dd today for egg, and also milk and peanuts which she was due for in a few months anyhow.
Anyone have any ideas what caused it? By the way, it is just dd and me living here, so there is no cross contamination going on in my house (no one sticking a knife in the margarine after sticking it in a milk product, etc.)