Outgrowing Egg Allergy

Posted on: Sat, 10/09/1999 - 9:06pm
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My son is allergic to peanut/egg/dairy. I have read and my doctor has told me that the chances are he will outgrow the egg and dairy, but to this day I don't think I've met anyone who has trully outgrown either of these. I hear things like "my child has started outgrowing their egg/milk allergy. They can tolerate it baked into a product, but not raw." I was wondering if any of you out there know of anyone who had one of these allergies who now can drink a glass of milk or eat an omelet.

Posted on: Sun, 10/10/1999 - 12:12am
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Even though this is completely off the subject of peanut allergy, I will reply to your question because I myself outgrew an egg allergy. I don't know why you have never heard of anyone outgrowing an egg or milk allergy, because I think it is quite common for a child to outgrow... - maybe it depends upon the severity of the allergy...
Take Care
Astrid,
Mom in Reston,VA

Posted on: Sun, 10/10/1999 - 8:09am
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Astrid,
Thanks - I needed to hear this. I apologize that this is not a peanut question but I know alot of people who read these boards deal with multiple allergies and are knowledgeable. I wasn't sure where else to find a non-theoretical answer. The people I know who haven't outgrown allergies do have severe (anaphylactic) reactions. Some days I just need to find hope that one day feeding my children won't be such a challenge.

Posted on: Sun, 10/10/1999 - 11:18am
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My daughter completely outgrew an egg and milk allergy. She eats both with absolutely no problem. She eats scrambled eggs and drinks tons of milk. She is five years old.

Posted on: Sun, 10/10/1999 - 11:54am
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My son outgrew his milk allergy at the age of four. He now drinks milk every day along with all dairy products. When he was one he had hives, redness, and swelling of the mouth the first time he tried milk on his cereal.
At the age of two we tried eggs and he had swelling and redness around his mouth. Since then we also found out the hard way that he was also allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, and penicillin. At the age of 6 he still tested positive by skin test for eggs, peanuts, and tree nuts. However his cap rast blood test showed very low numbers for eggs. (Unfortunately the numbers for peanut and tree nut were extremely high.) He went to a food allergy clinic in Sept. and passed the egg challenge with flying colors. He has been eating eggs in all forms for over a month with no problems.
So here is one child who "outgrew" egg and dairy allergy and eats omelets and drinks milk. I'm sure there are many others who have also outgrown these food allergies. Take care and I hope your son is as fortunate to lose at least these allergies. Everyday life gets a little easier.

Posted on: Tue, 10/12/1999 - 2:57pm
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My son was diagnosed with peanut and egg allergy at 9 months. He continued to test severly allergic to both until late last year just before he turned 4 years old. The skin test for the egg indicated he had outgrown the egg allergy. Soon after that we spent a day in hospital to challenge the egg and had NO REACTION AT ALL. He now eats all forms of egg - raw (like in mayo) and cooked with no problems! Unfortunately, as expected, the peanut allergy continues.....

Posted on: Fri, 10/22/1999 - 4:10am
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I've heard that if an allergy is severe enough to cause anaphylaxis, it probably won't be outgrown. The less severe the allergy, the more likely it will be outgrown.

Posted on: Fri, 10/22/1999 - 6:12am
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Thanks for all the replies. It is nice to hear that egg and dairy can be trully outgrown. My older son is also milk-allergic (still at age 4), and he is expected to one day outgrow his as well. I dream of the day when I can give my kids grilled cheese sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, scrambled eggs - all those kids favorites.

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