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DS Allergic reaction to egg/milk/cheese? Anyone else have this experience?

(6 Posts)
sleepywombat Fri 15-Feb-13 05:02:54

dried fruit, oranges, broccoli, dark leafy greens, quinoa, beans, molasses, oats

These are actually better sources of calcium than milk because they also contain magnesium & thus better absorbed by the body. Rates of osteoporosis are higher in Western countries where more dairy is consumed.

You could probably hide sesame or chia seeds in cereal/bread/biscuits/stews etc?

I haven't eaten dairy since I was 10 & no probs with calcium levels. My ds2, 13 mo, also has been dairy/soy/egg free since 5 mo & his levels are high. I'm worried about his kidneys though, now, because he's getting all his calcium through meat & bone broth (long story, multiple intolerances meant special diet)!

SerendipityAlways Thu 14-Feb-13 17:50:23

Eragon - Not London based, so I think I will be developing a telephone relationship with Consultants secretary over the next few weeks! 5 month waiting list currently, all cases seen on their urgency basis.

eragon Thu 14-Feb-13 14:00:31

if you have been referred to a london hospital the waiting time is only 8 to 10 weeks now.
if yr appointment is local have they given you a time frame?

for both you can ring and ask if you can take any cancelled appointments?

SerendipityAlways Thu 14-Feb-13 12:23:46

Eragon - thanks for your reply! Yes I have been referred to a Paediatric Consultant who specialises in allergies, big waiting list tho so really hoping I get to see him soon! I've since spotted the allergies secton on MN so have re-posted there and also found some very relevant threads, so thanks! DS had a very high egg and milk ige count on the Rast test, which I know is a very basic type of blood test. I 'm hoping that the eventual apt. with the consultant will specify the exact nature of DS's problem. Rast test showed no nut allergy whatsoever.

But in the meantime, I'm very worred about depriving a growing lad of 10 of his essential calcium requirements. The fortified OJ is a very good suggestion, as he loves that! GP did not feel DS needed an auto injector as reaction was considered moderate on the scale and DS did not display any breathlessness issues. Its such a worry.

eragon Wed 13-Feb-13 18:35:23

There is a allergy section on mumsnet, does your child have a milk ige allergy which the rast tests for, and a true soya intolerance? or is it allergy?
if he is not allergic to peanut or tree nuts, almond milk has calcium, which can be used in cooking, if not keen on taste. for instance as hot chocolate, or custard.
tropicana has a calcuim fortified orange juice , and there are supplements out there he can have daily.
bagals are soya and milk free, which you know by now, bread is very difficult to find soya free. we have a bread machine to help when I run out of bagels.

however, more importantly you have, i hope been reffered to a allergy clinic, and you can ask gp to reffer you to a dietian who may be able to help you with food choices and diet.
Have you been prescribed an auto injector? and if so are you confidant about using it and when?

SerendipityAlways Wed 13-Feb-13 12:10:21

My 10 yr old DS developed terrible itchy hives all over his body just before Christmas. We treated them with an anti-histamine and when they hadnt gone within a couple of weeks (they kept disappearing and then re-appearing) got blood tests done for allergies. The basic RAST blood test showed a high intolerance to egg and milk (which also means cheese, yogurts etc). DS had a moderate allergic reaction then 2 weeks ago, after accidentally having some cheese, body covered in hives, lips stated to swell up alarmingly,which resutled in a trip to A/E and a steroid.

Since totally removing these products from his diet, and taking twice daily doses of anti-histamine, the hives have disappeared and thankfully we've had no further lip swelling incidents. He also has a soya intolerance and I'm now at my wits end as to how to supplement his diet with calcium etc. (He doesnt eat sardines, nuts or seeds!!!) We are currently trying to get him to an allergy consultant to get to the bottom of this, and just wondering if there are any other parents out there who've had similar experiences, or who could offer come advice? I am presuming its OK to give a child of this age calcium and Vitamin D supplements.

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