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Help with Egg Allergy ASAP
jennvent09 posted:
I recently found out the hard way that my 9 month old son is allergic to eggs we got tested after his visit to the er I have made his own baby food since he was 4 months old but now he is getting bored with the same old food It is hard for me to introduce new food to him with this new allergy since there are so many things with eggs in them or made in a factory with eggs and he also has acid reflux which elimates acidic fruits and veggies until he is a little older I am kind of at a point as to not knowing what to make him anymore He is really only eating cheerios toast pumpkin and sometimes I can sneak in a bite or two of a fruit or veggie Ive tried tofu doesnt like it Ive tried chickpeas doesnt like it Ive called his doctor for food ideas and they say what I eat he can eat well not true anymore with the whole egg allergy So can anyone help me? Please I am very desperately seeking help Thanks for taking the time to read this
mrswhitecastle responded:
Hello! I'm sorry you are having to go through all of this -- it is so scary and overwhelming, especially at first. And especially hard since you had to end up in the ER.

Have you seen an allergist yet? If not, I would schedule an appointment as soon as possible. I know that general pediatricians like to help, but they just aren't as knowledgeable as a specialist.

At 9 months, I know my daughters' diets weren't all that varied. I remember their favorites: sweet potatoes, peaches, pears, carrots, peas, yogurt, cottage cheese, applesauce, oatmeal, etc. I'm not sure if any of those would be too acidic, though. I think your best course of action right now would be to continue making your own baby food.

My girls also both had pretty bad acid reflux. Is your son on meds for that?

Give yourself some time for the diagnosis to sink in. It takes awhile for it to all seem manageable, but you'll get there. I hope you are able to stick around here, too. It has been a great resource and encouragement for me here.
Emily (7 - allergic to tree nuts) Elizabeth (5)
crunk05177 responded:
My son has an egg allergy that we discovered when he was about 15 months old. He always refused scrambled eggs when I would try and give them to him. One day I decided to make french toast and was SO excited he was FINALLY eating an egg product, until he broke out in hives all around his face. He obviously had been refusing them as an infant bc they made him feel funny.

I would bring your child to an allergist because he MAY be able to tolerate baked in egg products (cookies, cakes, etc.). Up until recently, my son could not. There are SO many substitutes out there. We would bakes cakes and cupcakes with sprite instead of the eggs, pancakes with bananas rather than eggs, cookies with applesauce, etc. The brand Vans also makes waffles without eggs if you like to keep frozen waffles in the house. It is hard at first but there are so many ways around it. The hardest part for us has been staying away from IHop lol.

I have heard that egg and peanut allergies go hand in hand. My son has both. Before giving any peanut products, I don't think it would be a bad idea to have him tested for it.

Good luck and hope you stick around.
jennvent09 replied to mrswhitecastle's response:
thanks for responding, we havent seen an allergist yet, his doctor didnt say we had too. they took his blood at the doctors office and tested him for the basics, eggs, milk, wheat, fish, peanut butter, etc and the only red flag that came back positive was eggs and they advised me to stay away from anything with eggs or egg ingredients, helpful not really peace of mind to know thats all hes allergic to right now yes but hes still so little i know that could change, hes just getting so bored with all those foods, ya know the basics, sweet pot, applesauce, peaches, pears, carrots, he refuses cottage cheese, oatmeal, tofu, beans, so im trying to introduce new foods or soups and such but i feel everywhere i look there is an egg ingredient or made in a factory where there is eggs. it is so frustrating. maybe i should see an allergist maybe they can give me a list of foods or something, idk, exploring on the internet gives me a headache, theres just too much overwhelming information its hard to know whats true and whats not true
jennvent09 replied to crunk05177's response:
thanks for responding, your sons must have been a smart baby! to know that he didnt like eggs for a reason. but a friend of mine suggested that he might be allergic to either a raw egg or baked eggs or something like that like you suggested, alls i know is that when he got tested and eggs came back positive the doctor, his peditricain, told me to stay away from everything eggs and all foods that have eggs in them, and hes just getting so bored with the basic foods i feel bad for him, how much longer can he keep eating cheerios and toast??? but i will look into the Vans waffles today actually we are venturing out, thanks for the idea
crunk05177 replied to jennvent09's response:
Good luck! They are a bit pricey and don't taste the best but with syrup, my son ate them every day for awhile! I really recommend looking into egg free recipes as well....we would make chicken cutlets with yogurt or water rather than eggs, I felt the same way you did but we have been dealing with it for about 2 years now and we have survived so far lol. Hotdogs cut up into tiny pieces of course, hamburgers, meatloaf with no eggs, theres so much out there they can still eat. My son LOVED those yogurt drop things from Gerber. It will get better and get easier....I promise!!
seeit2 responded:
Also, if you click on the "tips" link to the rest you will find lots of recipes and tips for cooking egg-free.

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