DS has outgrown egg allergy

Posted on: Tue, 02/06/2007 - 1:07am
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Does Eggo waffles count towards eating eggs to keep allergy away. Isn't that cooked too? If cookies don't count then why do waffles or pancakes? He will not salad dressing or mayonaisse or straight eggs at all. Spits it all out. Do you think he hasn't outgrown allergy? He doesn't eat sandwiches so I can't sneak mayo. He is VERY finicky! Just going a little crazy trying to get him to eat it. He ate 1/2 of an eggo waffle today. His nose got a little itchy, but that could be from anything. No hives or anything like that. He did show me his tongue, but there was nothing there. What would you think? He eats cookies galore with egg no problems.

Posted on: Tue, 02/06/2007 - 2:46am
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i dont have any experance with an egg allergy, but i think that before you go "nuts" with eggs you should have him retested at the allergist. and if there is no bump with the skin test to go ahead and do a food challenge.
good luck
erin

Posted on: Tue, 02/06/2007 - 2:52am
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Our allergist just spoke on this topic. If your child has an avoidance of a food(liek egg was his example) tand they won't eat it or spit it out when it's in their mouth...read into that. They are spitting it out for a reason, either it is burning their tongue or it's making their mouth itch...check with the allergist before pushing it further. Did they do a challenge in the office after his negative skin/blood tests??? If he is cleared, for certain, then talk to the doc about other possible reasons you son may not eat egg(texture, taste etc...)they can work around texture issues.
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Posted on: Thu, 02/08/2007 - 8:09am
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My ds has pa/eggs. His egg is not as high as the pa. Our allergiest said not to give him raw eggs (scrambled eggs etc..). He does fine with eggo homestyle waffels. This is the only brand and type we have tried. If it works I don't try others until he is old enough to tell me when something is wrong.
Good Luck to you,
Suzette

Posted on: Thu, 02/08/2007 - 8:25am
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The title of your thread is 'DS has outgrown egg allergy' -- I would first ask what brought you to that conclusion? Did you have testing? Did you do an oral challenge?
I have a son who is egg allergic. His numbers are low and it was expected that he would outgrow it by 2 - he didn't. At 4 the doctor gave him a skin test, which came out negative. We then were instructed to do an egg challenge before complete proclamation. Did that. No problems. Then about 1 1/2 weeks after, he began to react again. This time it took one bite of a burger that had egg in it for him to break out in hives and splotches around his mouth. The allergist proclaimed him egg allergic again. The caveat on it though was that he could probably eat eggs that are baked into things. That there is a difference in the way foods are cooked, or prepared, which influences the nature of the egg.
We practice egg free living once again.
I would offer, just like Chanda said, there might be a reason why he is spitting something out. Before feeding your child something, get tested. See your allergist. We will be going back to ours again with Kindergarten coming up. Getting a retest on numbers to see if the exposure that our son had increased his numbers or didn't influence them is something that we know we have to do. We'd like for him to outgrow this, and we hope that we didn't blow it for him.

Posted on: Thu, 02/08/2007 - 11:25am
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I spoke with the allergist again. He was ok with the baked goods and a little weird with the half waffle(never amounted to anything). The nurse said that some kids just don't like the taste of egg if they have avoided it and that they saved his blood and that if he still wouldn't eat it soon that they will do the rast for egg. My son has never reacted to egg (even accidental ingestion) before so the allergist said he was probably not allergic to begin with. I don't know what to do. He is still eating the baked goods and I have not tried anything else on him. Can I ask what your son Cap Rast was? In June my son was 1.2 for egg white and he was neg to egg yolk. SPT was 3mm for egg white and neg for yolk. At Duke he was neg to egg on SPT. My allergist said that they have found if SPT is neg 99% of the time they have outgrown. I am not pushing egg anymore, we try on the weekends when my husband is here in the morning.

Posted on: Thu, 02/08/2007 - 11:35am
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gvmom-forgot to ask - do you still give the baked goods?

Posted on: Thu, 02/08/2007 - 12:18pm
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We don't have eggs, in any form in our home -- baked or otherwise.
Our son's RAST scores when last done were almost non-existent, and his last skin test indicated he was not allergic. Clearly he still is.
What I would say about our egg allergic son is that at every step he has proven to be atypical. I think he has actually perplexed the allergist a bit -- and frankly, it perplexes me too.
Like I said before, we will be headed back to the allergist because we will be in need of sorting things out for Kindergarten. While the allergist said baked things were okay, raw was not. I know for a fact that a few of the kindergarten projects would have my son in contact with raw egg. So, we are headed down a road that we have already started down with our older son and his PA/TNA. And really, when it comes to getting our school to accommodate FA's in a capacity that is meaningful, we will have to have sorted this allergy out a bit more than we have right now.

Posted on: Thu, 02/08/2007 - 10:00pm
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Well, I hope the best for you when you go back to the allergist. I will keep my fingers crossed for your son!

Posted on: Thu, 02/08/2007 - 11:09pm
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Scientifically, doesn't your body look at the raw egg and the cooked egg as a completely different protein? A couple years ago, Dr. Sampson said there's supposed to be a new RAST & SPT for each down the road for each. If that's true, I don't think it matters how much of the baked goods you give if he wan't allergic to the cooked form to begin with, KWIM?
Just a thought..

Posted on: Fri, 02/09/2007 - 1:05am
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I think it is sort of like the hypoallergenic formulas for babies allergic to cow`s milk. The hypoallergenic formulas (Alimentum, Nutramagen) contain broken down milk protein. Some babies that are allergic to cow`s milk can tolerate this broken down milk protein, some cannot (mine could not). I think the cooked egg is pretty much the same thing. Some egg allergic people can tolerate it broken down in baked goods, some cannot. It depends on the person.

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