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August 26th, 2010, 08:32 PM
Join Date: May 2010
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Some of you guys might remember me...I used to post as mom2nate....I took some time off the internet sites but now I need your guys' help!

So for the last 2 years we have thought (after a false positive skin test) that Nate was allergic to peanuts. Well, to make a long story short we took him to a new allergist in a bigger city and he ordered IgG4 blood tests. So come to find out the little guy is not allergic to peanuts. But, and that's a BIG butt he is flipping allergic to cow's milk and chicken eggs! Holy guacamole! So this explains the eczema, the ear infections, the nasal stuffiness, the sinus problems.....I am really frustrated that one of the 2 million doctors I've taken him to didn't suspect a milk allergy. He's been to several including a dermatologist! UGH!

So anyways, the allergy doc told us he can eat these things if they are cooked and/or incorporated into the food. Like cake mixes, brownies, and the nurse that I talked to later said even mac & cheese if I use an alternative milk. In his (docs) exact words just not the "raw" product....

Have any of you guys heard of this approach? He said that cooking it changes the protein. Which confuses me b/c you cook scrambled eggs....

So basically I was hoping for some insight and help! Thanks!
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August 27th, 2010, 06:32 AM
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I have heard that before with eggs. My oldest DS I very allergic to milk and eggs and our allergist told us to completely avoid them even in baked goods. I would guess it depends on the severity of the allergy.
Ruth - Mommy to S (miscarried at 10 weeks), W (9yrs), J (8 yrs), E (6yrs), F (4yrs), D (3yrs), &C (passed away 6 1/2 hrs after birth) & expecting another sweet baby March 2018

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August 27th, 2010, 11:24 AM
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I've heard of it before too. I agree with Ruth that it depends on the severity of the allergy. From what you've mentioned so far, his allergies do not seem particularly severe. I mean, yes it's bad that he has the eczema, infections and the sinus problems, but he's not getting the hives, swelling and vomiting that my son has. Which is why I could not even give my son eggs in any form.

I'm glad that they've found what he's really allergic to after 2 long years and you can take the steps in helping him with all the health issues you've had to deal with so far!

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August 30th, 2010, 08:53 PM
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Yeah, I've heard of it too. They told me at one point that I ought to be able to use products with soybean oil in them since its broken down so much. But Toby is too allergic to soy for that to be true...just done through trial and error. I'm glad you came back, I was wondering where you've been! I have been very MIA lately too.

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