Passed Food Challenge!! Egg

Posted on: Wed, 08/29/2007 - 5:20am
cgroth's picture
Joined: 01/25/2006 - 09:00

This is not a peanut issue, but I know many of you also deal with egg allergies. DD had a food challenge today and passed! Now she is just allergic to peanuts and milk. We are very excited!!

Posted on: Wed, 08/29/2007 - 5:47am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

That is awesome news!
How old is your daughter? And what were her previous RAST scores? Did you do complete avoidance or did you allow in baked goods, etc? We are also dealing with egg allergy. His first RAST at age 4 was 4.33 and it is still the same at age 6. His SPT has remained the same too. I am just wondering if my son has a chance to outgrow.
DS - pa, tna, ea, sesame, shrimp and environmental

Posted on: Wed, 08/29/2007 - 8:45am
doofusclo's picture
Joined: 12/03/2006 - 09:00

Wow that is so cool for you and your family. I am really happy for you all.

Posted on: Wed, 08/29/2007 - 9:02am
booandbrimom's picture
Joined: 08/23/2000 - 09:00

That's wonderful - always so nice to see someone outgrow an allergy. Souffles for everyone!

Posted on: Wed, 08/29/2007 - 9:05am
PurpleCat's picture
Joined: 01/28/2006 - 09:00

Congratulations!!!!! Such good news!
Now a laugh for you. We recently bought a new gas grill with a side burner. Hubby and I were outside the last 2 nights after the kids went to bed. We cooked EGGS using camping dishes from our dating days. Yum! We ate a great dinner outside while the bugs ate us. It was so worth it! Haven't had eggs in years. What a picture we must have been! We joked (maybe not joking) that we'll be out in the snow this winter eating eggs too!

Posted on: Wed, 08/29/2007 - 9:09am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

I never dream of what I would be able to cook, or even feed her, if DD outgrew her PA.... but [i]eggs.[/i] Oh yeah.
Merengues..... Lemon custard tarts..... Challah.
Have something amazing (and eggy) for our family tonight, will ya? [img][/img]

Posted on: Wed, 08/29/2007 - 9:11am
ceross's picture
Joined: 01/27/2004 - 09:00

Congrats. That's wonderful news. I dream of the day that DD might outgrow egg. I'm like Corvallis Mom: I think of what I could cook and bake. Oh to be able to bake madelines again.

Posted on: Wed, 08/29/2007 - 10:16am
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Joined: 01/25/2006 - 09:00

Thanks everyone! For the background info: DD is 2.5, will be 3 in january. We found out about her allergy at 12 months. She never had an actual egg, just exposure through breast milk and pasta. Her only egg reactions that I know of were from pasta - screaming and scraping her tongue with her fingers (I think her mouth was burning), also hives.
We avoided all eggs, even in baked goods until today! She had spaghetti (Barilla pasta) and chocolate chip cookies made with eggs tonight. She was in heaven and it was so fun. I hope I'm not being too excited, I'm sorry some of you are still dealing with this and I really do not mean to be insensitive...
It is really great to be able to add something else to her diet though! I'm going to have fun making new foods for her.
Edited to add RAST - I think the first one was around 4 or so and the second one around 1-2. This time it was zero. Her first skin test was I think at 2 or 3+, this time no reaction.
[This message has been edited by cgroth (edited August 29, 2007).]

Posted on: Wed, 08/29/2007 - 11:24am
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Joined: 02/26/2006 - 09:00

oh im so happy! when my son passed the food chalenge for dairy i cried tears of joy!
this is great news! [img][/img]

Posted on: Thu, 08/30/2007 - 12:05am
Carefulmom's picture
Joined: 01/03/2002 - 09:00

That is so exciting! Dd passed her egg challenge at age 9. I had forgotten how good mayonaisse tasted until I was able to have it again. Just wondering, where have you found milk free chocolate chips? I have searched and searched and never been able to find any.

Posted on: Thu, 08/30/2007 - 12:08am
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Joined: 12/22/2005 - 09:00

Awesome news!!

Posted on: Thu, 08/30/2007 - 12:59am
cgroth's picture
Joined: 01/25/2006 - 09:00

Carefulmom - we use Enjoy Life chocolate chips. They are dairy free and are really good!

Posted on: Thu, 08/30/2007 - 3:05am
CarsonsMom's picture
Joined: 02/11/2001 - 09:00

Im so happy for you.
My son who is 8 years old was just tested again and unfortunatly still positive (4.62).
Carefulmom, hearing that your daughter outgrew her egg allergy at age 9 still gives me a little hope that he might outgrow the egg allergy.

Posted on: Thu, 08/30/2007 - 3:16am
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Joined: 02/20/2005 - 09:00

Congratulations on your DD outgrowing her egg allergy. That is such wonderful news and I am very happy for your family!!

Posted on: Thu, 08/30/2007 - 11:43pm
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Joined: 01/03/2002 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by cgroth:
[b]Carefulmom - we use Enjoy Life chocolate chips. They are dairy free and are really good! [/b]
Where do you find Enjoy Life? I really need to find these. I would love to make the Tollhouse recipe.

Posted on: Fri, 08/31/2007 - 4:14am
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Joined: 01/25/2006 - 09:00

Carefulmom - we buy the chocolate chips at our local Wild Oats (health food store). I know the company also has a web site you could order from.
The company is free of all the top allergens. DD also likes their snack bars. Hope this helps!

Posted on: Fri, 08/31/2007 - 10:55am
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Posted on: Sun, 09/02/2007 - 6:45am
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Joined: 08/24/2005 - 09:00

I debated whether or not to post, risking being perceived as a wet blanket or not.
Our younger son, EA, has incredibly low rast -- almost zero really. No reaction to skin test.
Last year, our first allergist gave us the go ahead for an oral challenge. Which DS passed on the initial day. Ate lots of egg in the first few days following. About a week later he began reacting again.
This year, we wanted some more answers about a lot of stuff for him in particular. We went this summer to a more "hoitey toitey" institution. Tested again the same. Almost zero rast. No reaction for skin. Given the go ahead for oral challenge. This time the caveat that if he reacted again, that was it, cut and dry, allergic... epipen Jr., the works. No hemming and hawing.
We have just finished the oral challenge phase. He, once again, was able to eat egg initially, and, once again, is reacting to egg after time has passed.
In some ways it is a relief, as far as having a more definitive for going forward. But it is disappointing because it ... well... it is what it is.
And, really, my only real reason in posting to you is to caution you to not write off the possibility that your child is reacting to egg if they have a reaction in a week or two.
My son is only allergic to eggs, at least food wise. You have other FA's, so if it ends up being an egg reaction, you might think that it is peanut or milk that is the culprit down the line when it still could be the egg.
My hope for you is that your DD has many more fun food experiences to come with eggs. I just know that it has been difficult for us to find information about recurrent reactions in this realm, and knowing that it is possible.... atypical to the model..... can make it easier if it happens to you.
Cheers to you though..... raising a nice big tablespoon of real mayo in your direction!

Posted on: Sun, 09/02/2007 - 9:00am
KaraLH's picture
Joined: 10/11/2006 - 09:00

Wow- congratulations!!!
This is my dream. But dd's blood work was still 12.8 two weeks ago and 20.8 a year ago. 4+ on spt. I think we have a ways to go with the egg thing.
Like someone said earlier- enjoy something really eggy for us too!!!

Posted on: Sun, 09/02/2007 - 11:28am
Momcat's picture
Joined: 03/15/2005 - 09:00

Enjoy your eggs! I miss omelet [img][/img]
I think it will still be awhile for us. DS' RAST is Class III for eggs and his SPT was 4+.
Thanks for posting! It gives me hope he will outgrow.
Mom to 8 yr old PA/TNA daughter and 4 yr old son who is allergic to eggs.

Posted on: Mon, 09/03/2007 - 8:33am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

It's really nice to know that some children do outgrow these allergies. My one year old son was just diagnosed with egg, milk, peanut and wheat allergies. These message boards have been very helpful as prior to this I have had no experience with food allergies. Thanks to all

Posted on: Mon, 09/03/2007 - 10:42am
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Joined: 01/25/2006 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by gvmom:
[B]I debated whether or not to post, risking being perceived as a wet blanket or not./B]
Thanks for the heads up. If she starts reacting I'll keep eggs in mind. I'm so sorry your son started reacting again, that is disappointing.

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