Owtgrowing an allergy

Posted on: Thu, 05/03/2007 - 12:02pm
M. Mariano's picture
Joined: 04/30/2007 - 09:00

I know, I know.... Jason thinks I'm too hopeful. I am accepting these allergies for life BUT- I do want to know if anyone has known of Ige levels of dairy and Egg to be 21 and how did these #s progress over the years? Do they ever get worse? Did you know anyone with this high of number to grow out of the allergy? Thanks! - Mindy

Posted on: Fri, 05/04/2007 - 4:55am
SydNoahsmom's picture
Joined: 03/01/2007 - 09:00

Thought I would take a stab at this- it kind of got lost in the shuffle I think. My DD's food allergies are PA, TNA, EA, SA.
My DD tested positive to eggs and peanuts by scratch test at 2 1/2 y.o. She was 4+ to both of these. She wasn't Rast tested until 1 year later- therefore we don't know what her rast levels would have been at the beginning. 1 year post diagnosis her egg level was 12.9 (egg white), 5.15 (egg yolk) and peanut >100. This is all she was tested for with regards to food.
Fast forward 1 year (within the last month)... her egg was 7.11 (white) and 2.39 (yolk). Peanut remains >100. Tested positive for all tree nuts she was tested for (mostly low #'s .39- 4.04) in addition to soy- (10.1).
We are hopeful she'll outgrow the egg- although at this time she is anaphylactic to any ingested egg (even baked goods). So with our personal experience her #'s have not gotten worse although she is only 4 1/2 now and we haven't been doing this for 'that long' relatively speaking.
I think there is always the hope of outgrowing. We try to go with the expect the worst and hope for the best philosophy... that doesn't mean I wasn't upset when she came back + to tree nuts and soy. The whole process is a continuation of learning and everyone is different.
We have accepted the PA and have little hope of outgrowing that one- we just modify our lives accordingly.
Hope is what keeps a lot of people going- it's not a bad thing- you will adjust in time- it is all new right now.
Take Care and good luck!
Mom to:
Sydney 4 1/2 Allergic to: Egg, Peanut, Tree Nuts, soy, environmental/seasonal and asthma
Noah 2 1/2 allergic to Penicillin

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