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possible milk/egg/dairy allergy 10 yr old DS?

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SerendipityAlways Wed 13-Feb-13 17:34:30

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.

Maz007 Wed 13-Feb-13 22:06:56

My only experience was with DS as a toddler, but he was prescribed a calcium syrup supplement as he was allergic to milk protein and he was such a rubbish eater that we had no hope of getting enough calcium into him otherwise. We could not have used over the counter supplements because they tended to be derived from milk products (this might have changed as this was a couple if years ago now). If it takes a while to see the allergist might your GP refer to a dietician for advice on this?

I'm sure you've tried all the usual suspects... but in our family, broccoli, houmous, spinach etc help add bits of calcium in, as well as food made using non-dairy milks like oatly or kara - rice pudding, white sauces, blancmange, custard....

Hope you get some help soon.

SerendipityAlways Wed 13-Feb-13 22:33:36

Thanks Maz007 - some good information there!

OHforDUCKScake Wed 13-Feb-13 22:34:17

The darker the veg, the higher the calcium.
Oat milk with extra calcium.

Dont give him too much calcium, thats not good either.

You need to see a dietician. Once you get your head round it all it wont seem so daunting.

See the 'egg and dairy free finds' thread on here, its amazing. Because a LOT of things have milk hidden in. Biscuits, crisps, breads, even creams.

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