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Yay! Oral challenge passed!

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AcademicMum Mon 07-Sep-09 22:18:27

I just wanted to brag really. DS1 has had a reaction to egg for as long as I can remember. Today they gave him an oral challenge and he managed 4 teaspoons of scrambled egg with NO REACTION!!!! Yay! Just in time for his first day at school tomorrow. This is such a relief. grin grin grin grin grin

Weta Tue 08-Sep-09 08:24:39

That's fantastic news, and great it's in time for starting school!!

AcademicMum Tue 08-Sep-09 08:31:46

Thanks. DS1 is just starting to relise the huge amounts of foods he can now have because they contain egg. Unfortunately our convenient excuse for not letting him have certain things has gone too grin.

AcademicMum Tue 08-Sep-09 14:52:03

Hello????? Anyone??????? <<AcademicMum listens to the echos of an empty room>>

Weta Tue 08-Sep-09 15:08:24

It'll be interesting to see if he starts putting on loads of weight!! Bring on the cakes, pancakes, etc... does he actually like the taste of eggs? DS1 used to be allergic to egg white (according to blood test) and grew out of it around 2, but still doesn't really like them.

He still has a bad dairy allergy though, so I'm very jealous of you getting clear of yours - and such a relief for you with starting school.

AcademicMum Tue 08-Sep-09 15:23:26

He seemed to quite like them and at least he can join in with his friend's birthday cakes etc now (provided they don't have nuts in...).

We still have a dairy allergy to contend with in ds2 though, but it gives me hope that if ds1 has outgrown his egg allergy, ds2 will do the same with dairy (hopeful).

BlueBumedFly Tue 08-Sep-09 20:32:23

YAY Academic Mum, I am so very happy for you. Fantastic news. Is he nut allergic too? Did you hear my SDD just had her 32 nut oral challenge and she is fine (having been previously anaphylactic)?

Good news for our kids, one day they might be able to get a real hold on allergies, fingers crossed eh?!

BlueBumedFly Tue 08-Sep-09 20:35:23

Just another question, do you or your DH have any allergies or autoimmune issues like psoriasis etc? I only ask as my SDD is (was) allergic to nuts, soya, and HDM, was intol to eggs at an early age but fine now and gets v snuffly with too much dairy. SDD1 used to be intolerant to cheese but is fine now and we are just working out stuff with DD3 (she is intolerant to pasta and wheat based products (weatabix, shreddies really wheaty things), she hates eggs, cheese and creamy things.

We have her nut test in a month and I am terrified!! Anyway, DH has psoriasis and I am looking for links in other families.

AcademicMum Tue 08-Sep-09 20:46:10

Unfortunately he is also allergic to nuts (both peanuts and tree nuts), beans, peas and kiwi fruit. It's realy excellent though that your SDD has got over a nut allergy. There is some hope!

Both my DP and I have hayfever and I have mild eczema, but my BIL is anaphylactic for peanuts and I suspect I may have been allergic to eggs as a baby as my mum told me they made me sick, so she just didn't give them to me until I was older (when I hated them anyway). Ironically none of my BIL's children have allergies envy.

BlueBumedFly Tue 08-Sep-09 21:03:32

AcademicMum, so its legumes he cannot take plus kiwi. Hope is out there, SDD was severely allergy (anaphylactic) to peanuts and allergic to tree nuts. In the process of her desensitization to peanuts her tree nut allergy completely went. Zero, zip, gone.

If you grew of of your egg allergy there is a hope then, especially as your DS has grown out of his. Will they continue to monitor his nut allergies? You never do know.......

AcademicMum Tue 08-Sep-09 22:13:30

So far as I know they don't seem to be doing too much to monitor the other allergies. His consultant may be medically very good, but is a complete nightmare when trying to actually get him to do anything (grumble, grumble). He's RAST grade either 4 or 5 for his other allergies, but thankfully he only seems to have a problem with ingestion rather than contact so I'm basically just crossing my fingers and hoping for the best!

BlueBumedFly Tue 08-Sep-09 22:21:46

Good luck on that one then, I would push for another test once he has recovered from the Egg challenge, he might be one of the lucky ones and grow out of them.

ilovemydogandmrobama Wed 09-Sep-09 12:03:20

Wow -- that's great and hope for us all grin

DS has been referred to a gastroenterologist at Children's Hospital as he hasn't been gaining weight sad.

LuluSkipToMyLou Wed 09-Sep-09 13:12:43

Sorry to hijack, but BBF, I have psoriasis, so does DD, and DS has severe milk/egg/nut allergies plus asthma. I didn't realise psoriasis is an autoimmune disease... interesting...

BlueBumedFly Wed 09-Sep-09 13:38:21

LuLu - you are the first person I have found to admit to this link too.

Yup, its an autoimmune, its all about our immune system mistakenly confusing what is "self" with what is "other." Instead of protecting your body, the immune system produces cells and chemicals that attack your own body, causing damage and disease.

I was first really drawn to the link as my husband has children from a previous marriage and both his second child (from first marriage) and third child (from our marriage) followed the EXACT same pathway as babies, cradle cap, eczema, egg intolerance. DD3 seems to be a lot less severe than SDD2 and I am hoping and praying that she will not be allergic to nuts when we have her tested on the 12 October. My heart is in my mouth obviously!

Its all about IgE apparently, as a psoriasis suffer has a raised IgE which can lead to allergies, it can run in families, hence the passing down from parent to child. I think I have that right! I am going to do more desk research on it. My DH is actually getting worse and is seeing a specialist soon as they are worried about psoriatic arthritis so I am going to ask them about the children and allergies at the same time.

DesperateHousewifeToo Wed 09-Sep-09 13:54:54

Academicmum, That's great newsgrin

ds had his egg challenge and passed at easter this year.

It has been a revelation to himgrin. We had a project of trying something new each week. It is great that he is now willing to try anything as it is all still so new.

He had meringue, sausage rolls, fresh pasta, ben and jerry's icecream, quiche, mousse, chocolate eclairs, pies, real custard... all for the very first time.

He didn't like many of them, mind you!

This year he will be able to choose a birthday cake from a shop for the first time too grin

He still has a severe nut allergy but that is so much easier to deal with in a way as people understand it more.

Enjoy your voyage of discoverygrin. It's great fun.

BBF glad the peanut challenge still going well.

For the record grin. I have no allergies, skin conditions. Dh has asthma, dry skin and is verry sneezy.

Ds(7yrs) is still peanut, hazlenut, house dust, horse, cat, dog allergic

dd (4yrs) has no allergies.

AcademicMum Wed 09-Sep-09 14:23:17

Thanks all.

Ilove, sorry to hear your ds has not been gaining weight. DS2 has also had constant weight problems and is still a tiny 8.9kg at 16 months. I get the impression this is a common problem in dairy allergic children? Good luck with the gastroenterologist.

ilovemydogandmrobama Sat 12-Sep-09 11:33:57

Thanks making me feel better.... We love our Paediatrician, but we sort of collided with each other as he was on the ward when DS was an inpatient. DS had seen about 5 doctors that day and all sorts of scary tests were being done, and I grabbed this one and said DS really needed continuity of care.

Oh, and asked the dietician and Neocate Nutra will be available in the UK later in the year. It's a complete food like Neocate Advance.

This gastroenterologist specializes in allergies and intolerances...

tatt Sat 12-Sep-09 21:54:38

academicmum - congratulations. Life must be a lot easier.

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