Need help with egg allergy!

Posted on: Mon, 09/08/2008 - 3:30am
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As many of you know, my dd passed her peanut challenge at the end of July. Getting ready for school this year has been very surreal. I still can't get over the feeling that we are "contaminated" now that we allow peanut and tree nut products in our home. She is doing well! And truth be told we are enjoying it, it just feels strange. I do wonder how long does this feeling will last.

Anyway, on with the question. We still do deal with dd's egg, pork, turkey and my husbands chicken allergy. So we are still "in" it. My dd is 4 and starting preschool tomorrow and according to MI law, preschools now have to a healthy snack menu. Some of the things are veggies and dips, fruits, 100% juice, whole wheat crackers and whole grain cereal.

I know I need to rule out deli meats (pork, turkey) and dips that contain egg, but my question is: Do any of you know of any crackers or cereals out there that actually do contain egg? I can't think of any, but I hate surprises like that!

If you know of any let me know!
Thank you!

Kara

Posted on: Mon, 09/08/2008 - 3:37am
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I know that you can buy egg matzo crackers (they are a Jewish cracker). Also, Tam Tams are like little mini egg matzos. My kids love those. I don't think they are that popular but for some reason my mother also had matzos in the house (we're not Jewish) but she always loved them and still does to this day.

Posted on: Mon, 09/08/2008 - 9:02pm
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Okay, I've never heard of those or seen those! But I'm guessing they are not whole wheat so I won't have to worry about those.
Thanks for your reply!
K

Posted on: Mon, 09/08/2008 - 11:39pm
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We deal with egg allergy also. I have not run into any crackers or cereal with egg. There are breads/bagels/muffins with egg though but I'm sure you already thought of that. My ds#3 can tolerate egg that is in baked goods. He is only allergic to the whites. My ds#4 is allergic to the yolk and cannot tolerate that in anything even if it is baked. I wish they were both allergic to the same part of the egg :-)

Posted on: Tue, 09/09/2008 - 5:03am
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thank you for your reply. I haven't found any crackers or cereals yet either. I did think of breads and bagels and muffins, but those are not an option on the menu. After doing this for a couple of years I've gotten comfortable with the products we use and come in contact with on a regular basis, I just all of the sudden got this funny feeling of "what if". Normal, I know. Just want to cover all possibilities.
My daughter is allergic to both the whites and the yolk. She tolerates nothing. Curiously, did your doctor tell you anything aobut the difference in the allergy, ie, is it still as likely that your ds with egg yolk allergy will out grow it??
Kara

Posted on: Tue, 09/09/2008 - 9:44pm
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My allergist seemed confident that DS with egg yolk (he also showed a slight + on SPT for the white) allergy will outgrow also. These allergy things are so confusing. My first 2 sons have no allergies and DH and I have no allergies so I thought ds#3 was a fluke with the food allergies. When ds#4 tested + to dairy and egg I wondered if DH and I both carried some deeply buried resessive food allergy gene. No one in either of our families has any FA.

Posted on: Wed, 09/10/2008 - 3:41am
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Interesting! I have seasonal allergies and drug allergies. My husband has seasonal plus some environmental, chicken and has dermatographism. DD #1 has severe eczema, dd #2 is the only one with FA's so far. Ds (#3 child) has reflux and seasonals and so far dd #4 is clear! She is 22 months but has never had eggs, peanuts, or tree nuts.
Allergies definitely are confusing. The allergist is actually amazed that none of the kids have asthma. Especially dd #1. She was very surprised because of her history. But she is 6 now so the allergist said it should not ever be a problem! Yea!
Kara

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