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Egg allergy advice for my 7m baby

(4 Posts)
Teapig Sat 21-May-16 09:45:24

Hi there, We have been giving our DD egg since he was 5 months on the advice of our allergy consultant at St Mary's - our DD's consultant, baby has shown no sign of allergy or intolerance until today.

I gave DS scrambled egg today and shortly afterwards he developed blotchy red skin, itchy eyes and was very sick so it seems pretty conclusive that despite being ok with egg before he isn't now.

What do we do now? Do we avoid egg altogether or try a small amount of baked or egg? Do I need to take him to the GP for allergy tests?

We discovered DD's allergies around the same age but she had such a serious reaction (ambulance to hospital after having formula for the first time) that we were under a consultant straight away. I don't know what to do as DS has reacted but not so seriously.

Does he need tests to get an allergy care plan? He was fine with baked egg, is it ok to try him on that again or do I avoid egg completely?

I's be really grateful for any advice!

LahLahsBigBand Sat 21-May-16 10:06:40

I know egg allergy is variable. My DS was checked recently with a skin prick test (he's much older than your DC but has been allergic to egg since infancy) and they test for white, yolk and another egg protein (can't remember name, sorry) which does not break down at high temperature. So your DC may just be allergic to the first two but not the third , and therefore able to eat egg products that have reached a high enough temperature IYSWIM? I would give it a break then try egg hats been cooked T high temperature (eg cake) and see if there's a reaction again. Otherwise I'd avoid till you got him tested.

LahLahsBigBand Sat 21-May-16 10:07:49

Egg *thats. Not hats. Never seen an egg hat grin

trixymalixy Sat 21-May-16 10:12:18

I would try and get a referral. If she is ok with baked egg I would continue to give it to her as that's her best hope for outgrowing the allergy. If you don't have piriton I would get some prescribed.

My DD is allergic to egg but fine with baked egg btw.

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