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    Hi,. Has anyone discovered their little ones have an allergy to eggs?

    Our 1 yr old has developed an egg allergy,.. After eating egg she projectile vomits, screams for about 40minutes then passes out cold,...only to wake up 20minutes later vomiting again and covered in a red spotty rash,.. she is feverish and miserable,... Needless to say, she has only ever had egg once! Pretty scary.,..

  • #2
    Know how you feel

    My son is highly allergic to Milk and Egg .... same reactions to both. Projectile, pass out cold, wake up excema type rash and projectile for the rest of the arvo.

    It is the scariest thing I have experienced so far and hopefully nothing will scare me so much again.

    Tell me, did you get her immunisation at 12 months yet?? If not make sure you mention to the doc the allergy as I had to take CIaran to the hospital in case he went into shock with it. Soemthing about the base being an egg white derivative. Ciaran had NO reaction (and neither did my daughter) and supposably the risk is VERY minimal 9may even have been stamped out since) but that's what was advised.

    Good Luck

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    • #3
      Hi, my son was diagnosed with an egg and dust mite allergy at 7 months after we got him pric tested on the advice of a mothercraft nurse. Thankfully I hadnt introduced egg at that point so he has never had a severe reaction. He had his 12 month immun. last month and only got a mild eczema rash.
      Sometimes I feel sorry for the poor mite as his on such a rigid diet but then I thank god its nothing more serious, right and the diet really has helped eliminate his eczema.
      We go back to the allergy clinic next month and he'll be pric tested again to see how his going, they say it's likely he'll grow out of the egg one, dust mites look like there here to stay. But a friend of mine recently told me theres an injection you can get to help minimise allergies so I'm going to look into it ASAP

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      • #4
        Hi Eleanor,..

        Isn't it the most frightening thing in the world?! Scarlett has already had her 12month vaccs,..and had no reaction to them at all,...so I guess that was lucky,.. Next Dr's visit we will be sure to mention the egg thing though,. We went to RPA as soon as the rash came out and they told us to buy some Phenergan (a mild antihistamine), which takes the itch and hotness out of the rash and also makes the little ones sleepy,.... hmmm,..not too sure whether I want to start dosing my daughter up though,...

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        • #5
          Antihistamine

          I was like you Really didn't want to have to dose my kids (as both are highly allergic) and really didn't want them to be on such rigid diets. Unfortunately though that was the reality of it. WHen Ciaran went to his first birthday party not organised by me I was a nervous wreck. I watched EVERYTHING he put near his mouth. Looking back it was HILARIOUS.

          I learnt that the small amount of antihistimine (we were given Polaramine) would give him enough relief from the effects that he could perform as a NORMAL child in a way. I mean he can have a chip that contains milk and after a small dose of medicine (which I constantly had in my bag) and he could see out the rest of the party without passing out or getting TOO much of the excema.

          Of late however the Polaramine no longer works as effectively ... ie: no longer dries the runny nose or anything else. We now have to shop around the antihistimine range for one that will help with common cold symptoms.

          I don't believe I used too much as they grew up but when it came down to it I allowed my kids to BE kids and if that meant giving them a small dose of medicine so as not to make a big deal of things with their peers then so be it.

          AS for the strict diet .... well we live off spagetti, savoury mince and any streak and veg. My favourite meal (bascaiola) is OFF The menu as for pasta bakes as well so if anyone has a milk free alternative to these recipes PLEASE help me?????

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          • #6
            can i just bump this old thread , as my DD seems to have very simmilar reactions to egg, rash(around mouth), & vomit ,was wondering how all your babies are going now , i have yet to have her tested ,my GP is of the old school & tends to think that they grow out of excema, time to get a referal me thinks .

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Toffee apple View Post
              can i just bump this old thread , as my DD seems to have very simmilar reactions to egg, rash(around mouth), & vomit ,was wondering how all your babies are going now , i have yet to have her tested ,my GP is of the old school & tends to think that they grow out of excema, time to get a referal me thinks .
              Hey
              My DD has eczema and our GP referred us to see a Paediatric dermatologist who told us to get skin prik tests done. DD is allergic to eggs (white and yolk).

              We have an appointment to see an Allergy specialist in April.

              Definately get a referral to see a specialist (either allergy or dermatalogist) and if your GP doesn't give one, see another one. Just a note that waiting times for each specialist and the tests can be minimum 3 months. Yes bubs can grow out of eczema but you do need to know how to prevent it and treat it, it doesn't go away by itself. It can get soo bad that many bubs are hospitalised and fully bandaged up. Poor things.(doh to your doctor)
              Last edited by Bibs; 08-01-2007, 08:44. Reason: found answer to my question on another thread

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              • #8
                I think my DD has a milk (perhaps soy) allergy as she has reflux. I changed her from cow to soy formula, and the reflux has reduced, but is still there. She is also on Losec, but I'm scared to take her off that, as she is refusing the bottle, and before she started on the Losec, she would start screaming in pain after only drinking 30ml. Is is more possible that she would also be alergic to egg? I haven't tried her on it yet, was going to give her some today, but being Sunday, didn't want to wait at emergency at hosp is anything bad DID happen. She has never had hives, or passing out with the cow/soy formula????

                Whatcha think - should I try her on it? If so, should I have an antihistamine handy & how much would I give her is if she did have a reaction?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tisme View Post
                  AS for the strict diet .... well we live off spagetti, savoury mince and any streak and veg. My favourite meal (bascaiola) is OFF The menu as for pasta bakes as well so if anyone has a milk free alternative to these recipes PLEASE help me?????

                  Have you tried using Neocate Advance instead of milk/cream??? Not sure if it'll work, just a thought...

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