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Posted on: Sat, 11/04/2006 - 9:27am
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Glad to hear your little guys did and is doing fine!

Posted on: Sun, 11/05/2006 - 2:39am
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Hmmmm... I have 2 children with egg allergies and had 2 allergists and the pediatrician tell us NOBODY in the house could get the flu shot, or we had to stay away from them for 2 days, even though I have asthma! My GP backed them all up.
Has anyone who got a flu shot had a problem with their egg-allergic child during the couple of days following the shot?
Wendi

Posted on: Sun, 11/05/2006 - 3:08am
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My dd had an anaphylactic reaction to egg requiring epi, and I was told to be sure to get the flu shot each year because dd could not have it (due to history of anaphylaxis to egg rather than just egg allergy). So I got the flu shot every year for 7 years and dd did not have any problem. Avoiding flu shot because your child is egg allergic or ana to egg doesn`t make sense. The egg protein isn`t going to somehow get from you to your child.

Posted on: Sun, 11/05/2006 - 3:24am
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I agree--- the only contraindication I am aware of is with FluMist (which is a modified live vaccine...) not being suitable for anyone who is asthmatic OR for caregivers of high-risk patients. If you are a caregiver for someone with AIDS or another immune system deficiency, then you are not supposed to get [i]any[/i] live vaccinations, as you may briefly shed virus.
But I have ALWAYS gotten flu shots (though every so often I end up taking Benadryl for a week afterwards, as I have an 'outgrown' egg allergy). My daughter has an anaphylactic egg allergy as well, and has [i]never[/i] been vaccinated for influenza. [i]Us[/i] being vaccinated is the only protection she has. Totally nonsensical to think that this would present some kind of problem to her w/r to her egg allergy. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img] Are you sure you didn't misunderstand? I mean, if your child is in contact with other people, he or she is almost certainly contacting people who have recently been vaccinated, right?

Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2006 - 5:56am
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that is actually how i found out about my daughter even having an egg allergy. she had never even been given egg before. she broke out in aggressive hives about 15 min after her flu shot. then was tested for egg allergy. i would suggest to never get flu shot if you are allergic to egg.
samber
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Posted on: Tue, 11/07/2006 - 12:06am
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It's different for every child, of course, but my daughter had a mild allergy to egg whites (facial hives with ingestion), but was always given the flu shot anyway due to asthma. Although she no longer has an egg allergy, her reaction to the shot is now as it always was - slight cold symptoms, sometimes low grade fever. I always have her get it on a Fraiday so she doesn't miss any school. The doctors always feel the reaction is better than the flu would be on a child with asthma.

Posted on: Fri, 11/10/2006 - 6:44am
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My son is ana to eggs and yesterday at Mt. Sinai they did a SPT for the two variations of the vaccine they have. He didn't react so they proceeded to inject some of each vaccine right under the skin and waited for a reaction. He reacted to the Fluzone (US vaccine for kids) but not the Fluvinex (I think that's what it was- it's approved for kids in Europe but not yet in the US). They gave him the vaccine and had us wait in the office for 1/2 hr. He didn't react. They told me that the European version has a lower concentration of egg than the Fluzone. You might want to check with your allergist and get the SPT for both.

Posted on: Fri, 11/10/2006 - 6:48am
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DS (allergic to pn, tn, eggs) got his flu shot today in 2 doses...no problems.
Melissa

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