severe reaction-

Posted on: Sat, 05/20/2000 - 12:27am
cheri's picture
Joined: 05/20/2000 - 09:00

My daughter has eczema and is allergic to peanuts and eggwhites. She had a reaction to eggs when she was 13mths old and a week later she was at Chuck-E-Cheese and ate a piece of pizza crust and had a severe reaction ended up in the ER and needed 2 epi injections and an injection of antihistamine. She was then skin tested and found to be allergic to peanuts as well as egg whites. The scary part is I do not know what caused her reaction that day at chuck-e-cheese. She is not allergic to wheat. Evidently there was some cross contamination. Does anyone have a theory on what could have caused this almost deadly reaction? I am thrilled to find this website because I didn't even realize she should be avoiding ice cream and other things. Has anyother parent had a child that
eventually grew out of the eggwhite allergy?

Posted on: Sat, 05/20/2000 - 12:31am
PattyR's picture
Joined: 04/12/2002 - 09:00

My son used to be allergic to eggs and is no longer. He has also outgrown a dairy allergy. He is now 8 and was diagnosed at 12 mos. These allergic reactions were never quite as severe as the peanut reaction. He could always tolerate these things when they were cooked but not raw.

Posted on: Sat, 05/20/2000 - 12:46am
Linda-Jo's picture
Joined: 07/30/1999 - 09:00

Since your daughter is allergic to egg whites, she may also be allergic to dairy products, which means the cheese on the pizza could have given her a reaction. I know the CECs in our area (Massachusetts) do not use any pnut products on their pizza because my PA daughter eats there and I've asked them several times. Does she have any problems when she eats milk, yogurt or ice cream?

Posted on: Sat, 05/20/2000 - 2:05am
rilira's picture
Joined: 11/11/1999 - 09:00

My daughter outgrew her egg allergy. Our CEC does not use any PN products but I have not let my daughter go there very much. One time we were meeting friends and I called ahead to ask about the ingredients. Well the person was very vague and sure she had seen peanut oil on something in the kitchen. Needless to say we didn't go that day.They have since gotten new management and this guy is very good. He will go into the kitchen and copy the labels off of everything and let me see it. My big problem with the place is the play area,the games and the tables. There is just junk everywhere. Kids taking food into the ball pit. I esp. get nervous because of all the birthday parties. All the goody bags with candy bars or the people who bring their own cake.i am not convinced of the mostly teenage employees hygiene habits either. To put it mildly, I just don't care for that place.

Posted on: Sat, 05/20/2000 - 7:35am
Lisa M's picture
Joined: 03/07/1999 - 09:00

I agree that it might be peanut contamination in the play areas. We've never had a problem there, but don't go often anymore. The place is fun for kids but drives me crazy.

Posted on: Sat, 05/20/2000 - 8:07am
Christine's picture
Joined: 02/03/1999 - 09:00

My son is five years old and along with PA, is extremely allergic to egg whites, and has a milder reaction to egg yolks. Based on the skin prick test his sensitivity to egg yolk seems to be diminishing while the egg white reaction is just terrible. We eat at CEC often and have had no problems. I just cannot imagine what could have given your child such a reaction. I've always heard that most egg allergies are outgrown but my son is almost 6 and is showing no signs of outgrowing this allergy. Since the egg yolk allergy is diminishing the allergist has indicated we can feed him some foods with trace amounts of eggs. We have done this very successfully so far.

Posted on: Sat, 05/20/2000 - 4:42pm
tania.n's picture
Joined: 04/10/2000 - 09:00

HI,my daughter was diagnosed with pa,milk and egg whites.She has outgrown her milk and her egg white and I'm praying for a good result for the pa in october.She did have a reation to those hazelnuts{mild} which she had been tested negitive for though.Mabye a false alarm but we hope for the best.
You just never know with these allergies they can stay or not.
I would like to say that I have never had an experience like yourself ,she has never had to use the epipen .The only reaction she got was hives at 10 months ,and then I got her tested.I could not imagine the pain and anguish of seeing your child have an attack....all the best and stay safe.

Posted on: Wed, 05/24/2000 - 2:04pm
Jessica's picture
Joined: 03/23/1999 - 09:00

My peanut and egg allergic son had a reaction to pizza, but not at CUC. I later found out the pizza place also makes a peanut butter dessert pizza! Yuk. So it probably was cross contamination. To those of you who's children outgrew an egg allergy. At what age did they outgrow the allergy? My son is 2 1/2 and I am wondering when to have him retested.

Posted on: Wed, 05/24/2000 - 2:28pm
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I have a friend whose daughter was allergic to egg, peanut, and milk. I believe she was also allergic to one other food but I don't remember what. She experienced anaphylactic shock from milk but was never exposed to peanuts. Her skin prick test showed a "mild" allergy to peanut. She outgrew the egg and the other one but has so far, at the age of 5, not outgrown the milk and peanut. Well, she returned today for another skin prick test and was negative for peanut and milk. She is now only allergic to mold and pollen. It was very shocking to all of us but still gives me some hope even though I try not to get my hopes up too much.

Posted on: Thu, 05/25/2000 - 5:29am
ihatepeanuts's picture
Joined: 04/08/2000 - 09:00

I really appreciate this website. I feel
like I learn something new everyday. My son
will be 5 in a few weeks. At age 1 he was
tested and found to be allergic to peanuts,
wheat, eggs and dairy. He has outgrown the
wheat and is tolerating some dairy. I have
always thought our allergist was so nice and
a good doctor. But by reading posts on this
website I find that we have never been told
any "numbers" for how allergic he is to these
foods. I don't know if he is allergic to
the egg white or the egg yolk or to both.
We were told that peanut *and* egg are
usually never outgrown. So many here say
their child or someone they know has outgrown
egg! This is wonderful! I hope this will
happen with my son. The allergist also said
my son was slightly allergic to beef and
pork but not enough to take it out of his
diet since his diet was already going to be
restricted. He eats beef a lot and occasionsally pork with absolutely no problems. We go back to this allergist every
summer for a follow-up. Basically to just
ask any questions and to report how he is
doing. I never even knew that there were
these numbers (3, 4+...) to ask about. We
will definitely be asking next time and also
we hope to have him retested to see if there
is any more improvement. I feel like I learn
so much here. Thanks to everyone!

Posted on: Thu, 05/25/2000 - 7:11am
morgansmom's picture
Joined: 04/29/2000 - 09:00

Wow! That's awesome! My daughter is the same as your friend Naomi. She is anaphylactic to milk, has never touched peanuts but has shown to be allergic to it also. She's also allergic to eggs and soy.
That would be awesome wouldn't it?

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