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G has had yet another egg reaction.
My fault completly. Being absent minded and just taken some thing for granted and he broke out in an instant rash but this time also with laboured breathing... scary.
Hubby and i were speaking about it after. As it was chicken nugget that did it - it would most likely be in the coating. But he did point out that nuggets are made from pretty much anything but "chicken" - iykwim...! And being that they are a mix, it might have been something in the meat too.
Should we avoid processed chicken with him as well?
Where were they from? maybe there was egg in the coating DD is allerigic to egg she is anaphlaxtic sorry i really can't spell,she can eat maccas nuggets :barf: but the ones fron our local take away use egg in the coating!
Try processed chicken with antihistamines on hand and see if there's an issue.
Or try nuggets again in two stages - one being just the coating and two being just the "meat".
CM - they were homebrand... G doesnt react to Maccas either - but to KFC's....
Seek... Good idea :) 2 stage nuggets. But i spose it could and would be different for every processed chicken... being processed - you are never really sure whats in it.
Is it really that hard to avoid... I mean, we have to avoid eggs and nuts already...
Oh, another thing CM - did your DDs reaction build up to ani - therestofthespellingicanthinkof - or bang on the first try...? G's reactions have got worse each time, tonights was the first with breahting difficulties tho... Think its worth a Dr visit after the weekend?
if his reactions are getting worse, I would suggest a trip to the doctor for a referral to an allergy specialist :)
Our GP warned us that reactions could/would get worse each time round (after the second one actually - when it was confirmed)... Rash doesnt really worry me, it was the panting that got to me tonight...
He didnt tell us anything about referral to a specialist tho. I did ask about a broad range allergy test (after 2 intollerances, 2 full reactions, and another reaction since) - and he told us that he was too young for that... - push harder me thinks.... Thanks seek :)
Yeah, push harder, I know bubbies only 6 months old who've had the tests done
Will do. Thanks again Seek... :)
We have a family history of nut allergy so we had DD tested for peanuts before she ever had them. Speak to your GP and they can give you a referal to a pead who is an allergist. They will do skin ***** testing and also blood testing.
It is quite common for the reaction to get worse over time. Pead told me that once your body has an exprosure to something it doesn't like it starts to build antibodies. The longer the time between exposures the more antibodies you build up and the worse the potential reaction.
My neph could eat peanuts until he was 2.5 then he progressively got worse reactions until he became anaphylactic and after no nuts for 8 years and several reactions where epi was administered he has grown out of it. He was touch reactive also.
As far as nuggets go i would avoid that brand in the future because you know he reacts to them.
My son is anaphylactic to egg and nut.
He loves chicken nuggets. I've found two frozen variety that he can eat safely:
Dinosnacks (dinosaur shaped nuggets) and the other is Tempura chicken crackles. I'm sorry, I don't know the brands.
Also potato Smilies are egg free, but I've found a lot of the others have egg.
He can eat McDonalds chicken nuggets, but not KFC - they definitely use egg in their nuggets (you can look at their websites - they have allergen sheets with all ingredients). Also, if we are in a small takeaway, always ask them to look at the ingredients for the chicken nuggets. Most of them will have ingredient listings from their supplier. If in doubt, just get chips, no nuggets.
To make your own, you can use milk instead of egg - flour, milk, crumbs. They come out lovely.
Also the inghams lite chicken nuggets are good, and the chicken is more like real chicken :p
thanks guys :)
Mona - We got the allergy sheet from KFC - we now know pretty much that he cant eat anything from there... Thanks for the heads up on the others. Its all a learning curve with allergies for us.
DD is allergic to eggs, nuts and milk and we avoid everything processed. Even if it's not in the actual ingredients (egg isn't always called egg, it has other names) usually things say 'may contain traces of...' and we avoid those too.
Your doctor is right....the allergy can get worse each time if you continue to expose G to it. The best way for him to grow out of it is to avoid it altogether. It takes a little bit of extra work but it is totally worth it and if he was panting from the reaction then next time his throat could completely close up.
You should ask for a referral to see an allergy specialist.....that way you'll be given all the information you need and you'll also know if he is allergic to anything else.
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