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Reaction from garlic powder???????

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By Samber on Mon, 11-13-06, 23:17

This is the first time I have seen a reaction from food in over a year. My dd is 2 1/2 and besides from the flu shot I haven't actually seen hives from food yet. She has allergy to egg and peanut.
Last night she was having a bologna sandwich, plain, and apple. She asked for garlic toast I was eating so I toasted a piece of her peanut/egg free bread used her butter, and sprinkled Mccormicks garlic powder on it, she has had all of this before. She was only half-heartedly eating/playing with it and within a few minutes she has 4 patches of red with little hives in them all around her mouth. That is the only thing that I can think of it being is the garlic powder. She has sensitive skin with eczema, but again I have not seen the hives. I gave benadryl, washed her face off, prayed, and watched. She is just fine, now 24hrs later. Anyone have similar reactions? There is no cross-contamination in our home. I buy from peanut free businesses only. She has had all of this before so I don't quite get it.

The bread my husband and I use has honey in it and she hasn't had this before so I just don't let her have it.

Any information would be VERY appreciated.

Samber

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By srujed on Mon, 11-13-06, 23:27

I don't really have any info to help you out with I just wanted to say that we have had these "mystery reactions" before as well. It is very frustrating to not know what is causing it. My son has had hive type reactions from things he has eaten many times. He also has very sensitive skin and excema and can get red splotchy spots from just about anything... I'm sorry I can't be of more help to you, just wanted to let you know you aren't alone. And just fyi we use mccormicks garlic powder all the time with no problems...

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By starlight on Mon, 11-13-06, 23:31

I do know a girl who is allergic to garlic, but I'm not sure how she reacts to it.

You said she's allergic to egg, does the bread you and your husband eat have egg in it? Could there have been egg bread crumbs in the toaster?

Only other thing I can think of, is some people when acidy stuff gets on their skin get hives. It's not an allergy, just an irritation. And garlic strikes me as irritating.

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By krc on Mon, 11-13-06, 23:46

I have found that dd gets red and splotchy around the mouth from certain things w/garlic. Maybe it is just an irritation as a opposed to another allergy? Hopefully [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By Samber on Mon, 11-13-06, 23:51

No eggs or products with eggs are allowed in the house. Same with peanut. Even may contains as I am very tight with our comfort zone.
So no our bread wouldn't be an issue. It is reassuring to know this COULD be nothing serious. Thank you all for your words of wisdom, as always I come here as my saving grace.

Samber

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By barb1123 on Mon, 11-13-06, 23:56

My DS who has MFA, including multiple anaphylactic, MEA, asthama and eczema tested class 6 on garlic on RAST. He has never had any and never will. So I can't tell you what kind of reaction he had but I can tell you that he is very allergic.

Barb

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By bethc on Tue, 11-14-06, 15:24

That's interesting. I wonder if garlic powder is just irritating. My DD has gotten red splotches next to her mouth twice in restaurants from eating breads with garlic on them. It was very scary and in a restaurant you wonder if you're looking at cross-contamination that they didn't tell you about, but both times it just went away from wiping it off and not eating any more. I would trust McCormick.

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By Samber on Tue, 11-14-06, 16:03

Quote:Originally posted by bethc:
[b]That's interesting. I wonder if garlic powder is just irritating. My DD has gotten red splotches next to her mouth twice in restaurants from eating breads with garlic on them. It was very scary and in a restaurant you wonder if you're looking at cross-contamination that they didn't tell you about, but both times it just went away from wiping it off and not eating any more. I would trust McCormick. [/b]

Were there hives also? I have seen irritation like from grass or a rash with her sensitive skin, but never hives too,

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By mama2aidan on Tue, 11-14-06, 17:59

I am allergic to garlic.

I do get hives, coughing, tummy pains,and sneezing if I would eat it fresh.

It all makes my skin irritated and blisters it.

My allergist copped the blisters up to the allicin in the garlic.

I avoid it at all costs!

This may be your DD's case.

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By Samber on Tue, 11-14-06, 21:35

Quote:Originally posted by mama2aidan:
[b]I am allergic to garlic.

I do get hives, coughing, tummy pains,and sneezing if I would eat it fresh.

It all makes my skin irritated and blisters it.

My allergist copped the blisters up to the allicin in the garlic.

I avoid it at all costs!

This may be your DD's case.

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I am waiting for the allergist to call back. I did look up allicin. Does this mean you can't have certain anti-biotics or anti-fungals? Did you use to eat it, but can't now and can you eat it as an added ingredient to a main dish {like as a powder spice}?

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By pfmom2 on Wed, 11-15-06, 14:45

Did you use the same toaster? Just a thought, I know you said your daughter had peanut/egg free toast, so was it toasted in a toaster that you use for other type breads? Santa [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] actually got my two children their own toaster last year. There is a store on line that sells liners when you use the same toaster. Allergrygrocer.com

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By Samber on Wed, 11-15-06, 15:31

Here I thought I had it figured out. I have a TIGHT comfort zone and I missed it.
OROWEAT is the bread my husband and I use. It now labels manufactured in the same facility as eggs, tree nuts, soy, wheat, and milk. It's new labeling. They use stringent cleaning, but the rep was quick to say that cross contamination is very possible. Everything on shared lines. So I didn't read the label of my trusted bread. I can't believe I didn't read the label. So now I must wonder if that was the reason. Trace amount of egg on previously toasted toast then her bread put in right after then a reaction. Garlic or trace egg? I keep thinking if it did have cross contamination wouldn't it have been a problem if eaten directly instead of just in the same toaster? What I mean is could there be enough in this situation when the product doesn't have the ingredient used in it? Tomorrow she sees the allergist and I will let him know.
I still can't believe I missed it.

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By bethc on Wed, 11-15-06, 15:38

One of the 2 times, there was one tiny hive in the blotchiness. She does get a mystery hive on her face from time to time.

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By pfmom2 on Wed, 11-15-06, 15:47

Samber, we all learn from past reactions, so don't beat yourself up. The thing is sometimes we never know what caused it.

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By mama2aidan on Wed, 11-15-06, 16:47

Oh, I've done the same thing. Just think of ALL the labels you read everyday. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

I used to be able to eat garlic, but now even trace amounts give me the itchys.

I really hope that she is not allergic to garlic...it is in everything.

take care,
mandi

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By Samber on Wed, 11-15-06, 19:41

Just bought a dedicated toaster for the girls. I guess this gives me some peace of mind since I still have a high anxiety level over cross contam and labeling laws.

Thank you for all of the advice.
Samber

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By Samber on Thu, 11-16-06, 20:58

So we went to the allergist today, he said he could test for garlic or go put some on her skin at home since it was such a mild reaction. He of course wouldn't reccomend this with P or E. I can't understand why it is so hard to figure this out. No she didn't react to garlic powder on her skin. I guess next is to give her her butter again. It's mainly soy. She had a bite of her bread since then with out any problems.
I guess I am just venting since I am honestly scared and very frustrated.
I guess time will tell.

Samber

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By Daisy on Fri, 11-17-06, 01:35

<> to you

Daisy

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By Samber on Mon, 04-02-07, 19:27

Just reraising.
Since the new asthma diagnosis dd was tested for allergens ie dog, grass etc retested for egg and peanut- and we added garlic. Big hive. So how do you avoid garlic? I called 2 companies and they said that they can't disclose the proprietary information on ingredients listed as spices. One company said I needed a doctors written note then they would have to write a request. So now how do I protect her? Garlic seems to be in so many things! And if it just says spices then what? I don't get it. Pepperidge farm said sorry it isn't the top 8 and it's proprietary info. She eats the gold fish all the time.

Samber

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