life-long egg allergy

Posted on: Sat, 06/28/2003 - 4:11am
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We were hoping that allergy would be outgrown but have learned that it will not-knew the others won't be. Anyone else dealing with this?

Posted on: Sat, 06/28/2003 - 1:34pm
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Don't lose hope, my egg allergy has diminished to the point that only raw eggs bother me any more. I began to see a dramatic difference in severity in my twenties.

Posted on: Sat, 06/28/2003 - 10:29pm
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Thanks,
I would love for it to happen. Child hasn't even smelled egg cooking in five plus years but is still tests very very very allergic. Is less allergic to yolk than white but the yolk score is still higher than when first tested by that allergist six years ago.
I'm still trying to find new safe recipies though child doesn't like much of what I make.
TakeCare,
Blair

Posted on: Sat, 06/28/2003 - 10:49pm
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I was diagnosed with egg allergy at 6 months old. When I was 7 I had a food challenge and vomitted everything up 2 hours later. The doc told me I could have a small amount of egg yolks and a small amount of egg whites when cooked in something (like cakes but not french toast). every time i woulkd try plain eggs i would get really sick (i stopped trying after the 3rd or 4 th try hen we knew I was still allergic). about 2 years ago (age 16) i was retested and was fine. so there is hope that your child will still out grow the egg allergy. Also, have you tried egg replacer? it is a mixtures of different flours and levening agents that take the place of egg in cooked foods like cakes or cookies. you can get in most good health food stores.

Posted on: Sun, 06/29/2003 - 12:23pm
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I also could tolerate well-cooked (ie cake) egg before I could tolerate other eggs. I think egg protein is somewhat easily broken down with heat. I have several egg free recipes that work well for us (DS is currently egg allergic) including cake, cookies and waffles. We don't use the egg replacer but have found that in waffles gelatin works fine. I've heard good things about the egg replacer but DS is also allergic to corn and the replacer has corn in it. You can e-mail me if you want to try any of my recipes.
Rebekah

Posted on: Mon, 06/30/2003 - 8:22pm
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Thanks so much for your replies, the doctor up to recently was hoping it could be outgrown by college age-but with such high scores now thinks thats very unlikely. I just started using that egg substite from health food store as child outgrew allergy to one of a ingred. several years ago. I have never used the geletan subsitute and am interested in knowing measurements per egg for that(child hasn't had any jello for about 5 years-re some fruit allergies just outgrown last year I still need to check re treenut cross-contam.
Thaks again,
Blair

Posted on: Tue, 07/01/2003 - 1:50pm
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I use one packet Knox gelatin mixed with 2 Tbsp. water per egg.
Rebekah

Posted on: Wed, 07/02/2003 - 11:31am
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Rebekahc,
thanks I'll try it.
Blair

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