fish food

Posted on: Sat, 10/30/2004 - 2:24pm
mama2aidan's picture
Joined: 07/09/2004 - 09:00

We have a little betta fish that Aidan got from my SIL. He is allergic to fish, cats, dogs, seafood, peanuts, eggs, pork, and strawberries. My SIL thought since you really don't touch a fish & since he can't have any animals that we would be safe. HA! Are we ever? I went to feed "fishie" and my son wants to feed him. Well I guess the label reader in me is so embedded because I read it before giving it to him. The feed was shrimp & fish meal. AAAgh!! So I proceeded to tell him he was allergic to the feed & he replied, "Gosh mommy, I'm allergic to fishie's food TOO!" Boy, did it break my heart. [img][/img] I guess my SIL was wrong about it being safe. Thanks for listening.


Posted on: Sat, 10/30/2004 - 3:14pm
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

[img][/img] Poor guy. We recently got fish too and although my kids don't have any known seafood/fish allergy it makes me a bit nervous when dd feeds them. On that note though, when we were at sea world last summer all 3 of them fed fish (by hand) to the dolphins so at least I know they aren't contact allergic.

Posted on: Sun, 10/31/2004 - 10:38am
Naturemom's picture
Joined: 09/30/2004 - 09:00

My son uses a plastic spoon to scoop some fish food into the tank, then he places the spoon into a plastic cup near the fish food. He has been fine doing it this way (he is pretty careful and he washes hands afterward). He really wanted a pet, and we were told to avoid furry pets. I'm not sure if a younger child would have the dexterity to do this without spilling.
Take care,

Posted on: Sun, 10/31/2004 - 12:25pm
mama2aidan's picture
Joined: 07/09/2004 - 09:00

Thanks so much to both of you. That is such a good idea about the spoon. I'll be sure to use it. Thanks again!!! [img][/img]

Posted on: Tue, 03/06/2007 - 10:32am
Mrsdocrse's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

you said it started when he took the lid off the fish tank? is he allergic to mold?or dust? maybe ther is residue of mold ect on the cover or in the filter of the fish tank?
If he has handles the fish food before and nothing happened maybe it is the tank?
just a thought.

Posted on: Tue, 03/06/2007 - 12:41pm
mommamia8's picture
Joined: 11/13/2005 - 09:00

I am pretty sure "vegetable protein" can include peanut. I have it on our peanut list to watch out for hydrolyzed vegetable protein.
A quick scan on google and it looks like it could be from alot of sources...peanut, sunflower, soy, etc.
Is he allergic to anything else beside peanut?

Posted on: Wed, 03/07/2007 - 7:58am
pdaisey's picture
Joined: 10/11/2000 - 09:00

Well I emailed Wilko who sent me this reply:
'Dear Rebecca
Thank you for your email and enquiry. I have spoken to the supplier who have advised me that the product itself does not contain nuts. However the factory in which this product is produced does also manufacturer other food products. Therefore it is not possible to state categorically that no trace of peanut is present. I hope this information will be of some help to you.
Kind regards
Customer services'
I would not expect him to have such a strong reaction to may contain without eating it so I am thinking that maybe it is the shellfish. He is allergic to dust and moulds but this was a definite reaction to opening the fish food.
I am now thinking of getting more tests done but the next appointment is months away!

Posted on: Wed, 03/07/2007 - 10:20am
Daisy's picture
Joined: 01/16/2006 - 09:00

Will your Pediatrican order the seafood RAST? You could have the results, and be able to discuss them at the Allergy appt. [i]I always like to get tested *before* I have my Allergist's appt so I can discuss the results then and there.[/i]
Take care,

Posted on: Thu, 03/08/2007 - 2:47am
solarflare's picture
Joined: 02/07/2002 - 09:00

Jason is also shellfish allergic, and has reacted on contact to fish food.
We suspect that Allison is also allergic to shellfish because she reacted with hives all over her body the one time she touched the fish food.
Cheryl, mom to Jason (9 MFA including peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish and egg)
Joey (7 NKA)
Allison (4 milk allergic, suspect shellfish, avoiding PN/TN for now)
Ryan (1) nka *knock on wood*

Posted on: Thu, 03/08/2007 - 3:08am
momll70's picture
Joined: 09/26/2006 - 09:00

I would think shellfish allergy. Is there a way you can get him tested. I'm glad you found out that it was the fish food.


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