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Old 06-15-11, 10:06 PM
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Well, this didn't go quite as I had thought. The "normal panel" of allergy testing doesn't include peanuts or strawberries! WTH? So they just "assumed" he was allergic to peanuts because of the rash around the mouth and the eyes!! Well, I would certainly like to know HOW allergic he is them, or if it was something else.

He is also allergic to egg whites, and has a "severe" allergy to cats.

It was very frustrating because the nurse who called was one step away from saying "Don't give him peanuts and eggwhites you moron!" Isn't there so much more to it? When I asked her further, she said that he really shouldn't have anything containing egg whites either. Well, doesn't everything have egg in it? He has had baked goods many times and not had a reaction but I thought each exposure leads to a worse reaction, so how do I know if he really can tolerate those things or not?

So, I liked the allergist we went to see for Matthew. I should have just gone straight there in the first place. I think we'll call for an appointment tomorrow. I know this isn't the end of the world but I want to hadle it correctly!
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Old 06-16-11, 12:45 AM
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I think you'll find better results with the allergist.

Alex is allergic to eggs, dairy, & nuts (except almonds). HOWEVER, we're able to give him certain baked goods and our allergist told us to do that on a trial and error basis. Baking eggs changes the chemical properties and kids with egg allergies respond well to baked goods.

So don't fret. If he's been eating baked goods without issue, he's probably fine.
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How frustrating! Didn't they think to add a peanut allergy test to the mix?
I am sure the allergist will be able to shed some light on the subject. my nephew had a milk protein allergy along with eggs and a few others and they just keep trying things as he gets older and keep testing his blood to see if he still makes the antibodies. The doc said to initially avoid all eggs, but to add baked goods and things with eggs a little at a time to make sure they could trace where the reactions came from.
Just remember that the flu shot is made with egg product, so he may have to avoid that if you are a flu shot family.
Good luck! Hopefully the allergist will have more specific info for you.
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Old 06-16-11, 11:00 AM
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How frustrating. DH suggested getting an allergy test done w/ the girls. How do you go about finding one?
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Old 06-16-11, 10:30 PM
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Danielle: we asked the pediatrician for a recommendation to an allergist.
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