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    Default How many of you are, or were, parents of food allergic kids?

    Including non-IgE mediated allergies (like EOS or FPIES etc). I'm just curious of how many of us there are here.

    DD is allergic to dairy (confirmed) and has milk protein induced enterocolitis. Peanut and tree nut highly suspect, fish possibly. We avoid all of these, as well as shellfish, like it's an allergy as well. Seeds we watch carefully, but it's not an allergy. She was diagnosed at 10 months. DD outgrew her egg allergy at 23 months.

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    Default RE: How many of you are, or were, parents of food allergic kids?

    I dont have any with food allergies but my oldest is allergic to dogs,feathers, everything that is green or grows, molds and cockroaches ( that was part of the testing)

    Basically the only thing the kid didnt react to on both arms was cats and dust mites.
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    Default RE: How many of you are, or were, parents of food allergic kids?

    My DS does not have a food allergy per se but he does have an allergy to certain red dyes. We had an inkling earlier but when he was given the pink liquid Amoxicillin he would bounce off the walls unlike anything I had ever seen. He does this with certain red candies, gum or anything with a particular red dye. We haven't figured out which one so we just try to avoid most.

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    Default RE: How many of you are, or were, parents of food allergic kids?

    DS is allergic to dairy (milk protein) and egg. We found out the hard way about the dariy at 10 months when the ped. recommended I give him some yogurt to help with the antibiotics he was on. We were minutes away from a call to 911 if it wasn't for my neighbor and her Benedryl!

    He was tested at 1 year for about 40 different food and environmental allergies. The only things he tested positive for were the dairy and egg.

    It gives me hope that your DD grew out of her egg allergy at 23 months!


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    Default RE: How many of you are, or were, parents of food allergic kids?

    schuyler tested postive for eggs. he grew out of it by age 2. it was gastrointestinal, so not scary.

    dylan tested postive for:
    milk
    eggs
    corn
    onion
    wheat

    milk makes him vomit. so still not scary, just pitiful!! he is able to eat everything on the list as an ingredient. i bet he could eat the things straight now, we just haven't challenged him on them yet. i am holding off on the milk for longer, because vomiting is pretty awful for a little guy and he is thriving on soy milk.

    he did have a violent outbreak of hives just over a year old. we never determined the cause. he has eaten everything he had that day/few days since then and had eaten everything before, as well. i think it must have been an insect. the dr said whatever it was, it WILL cause major respiratory issues the next time he is exposed. our epi pens just expired, so i guess we will get more, even though he has never had hives since.
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    Default RE: How many of you are, or were, parents of food allergic kids?

    Joshua (age 3) is allergic to dairy, eggs, and peanuts. He hasn't outgrown anything yet. : (

    He gets hives--luckily, no airway problems. But we carry and epi-pen jut in case.
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    Default RE: How many of you are, or were, parents of food allergic kids?

    Anyone else want to vote, since the boards went down soon after I posted. Hmmm, hope it wasn't me.

    DD vomited 3 hrs last night, but sporatically. So not sure if it was the new food we tried (Back to Nature Graham Sticks - dairy xcontam maybe?) or the flu. No fever, just cranky. She's now hungry (4 1/2 hrs after last episode) so can the flu go away that fast? Waiting for the allergist to call back.
    DD 7 - outgrew dairy allergy 6/13/11 - She had FPIES http://bit.ly/WhatIsFPIES

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    Default RE: How many of you are, or were, parents of food allergic kids?

    I don't know if you have an answer yet, but Amelia actually has had a flu like that at least once so it's totally possible that it was just some virus. Just watch carefully if she eats the same thing again.

    ETA: I finally got a chance to post on kidswithfoodallergies.org so you can look for it there.

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    Dd is allergic to eggs. I gave her some at 15 months and she touched them and her entire body turned bright red and broke out into hives (she never even took one bite). She has continually tested positive for eggs and negative for everything else. Our first allergist told us to stay away from peanuts, tree nuts, and fish (in addition to the eggs of course) until she was 5, but we have since moved and our new allergist has said it's ok to introduce the other foods. So far we have done everything but peanuts. We have only tried a couple different kinds of fish b/c she insists she doesn't want any. I see her point-after so long of telling her not to eat that food, that she couldn't eat that food, now we are telling her to go ahead and have it-kind of confusing. The nuts were easier because I put them into cookies!

    The only other thing she has reacted to that we could link for sure was balsamic vinegar-that really had the allergist puzzled. We just don't use it anymore, although I did buy some recently and it's still sitting unopened in the pantry.
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    DD1 is less allergic than dd2 but we cut everything out for the three of us (I'm still nursing dd2).

    Our list is: dairy, egg, soy, corn, nuts, cane sugar, wheat and all grains except rice, pineapple, pear, plum, nectarine, citrus, mushrooms, melons except watermelon, mangos, papayas, seeds

    dd2 can't have raw tomato, cucumber, or more than a little yam or a few cherries, but dd1 and I eat them when she's napping.

    While I know we eat so much healthier than we would without the allergies, somedays I just get so tired of cooking :-)

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