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SNIFFLE STUDY - is the flu vaccne safe for egg allergic children

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babybarrister Thu 28-Nov-13 11:38:49

this is study
public.ukcrn.org.uk/Search/StudyDetail.aspx?StudyID=15106

ie basically to see whether or not the nasal spray flu vaccine is safe for egg allergic children

DS will be doing it at St Thomas in the next couple of weeks but if anyone else is interested I understand that it is all over the UK

the contact is Paul Turner at ST Mary's and the details are on the attachment

WheresTheHoneyMummy Thu 28-Nov-13 19:03:34

My DD2 is allergic to eggs and is asthmatic so should probably have the flu vaccine. She also has coeliac disease. We have a hospital appointment next week so going to discuss it with her consultant then.
Will go and read the report now.

babybarrister Thu 28-Nov-13 19:28:17

great - I am all up for DS taking part in as much research as possible to be honest

harverina Thu 05-Dec-13 07:19:48

Is there a general feeling that it is safe then? My gp called a few days ago to ask why we hadn't taken dd for it and just accepted my explanation that she couldn't have it due to her egg allergy. I want her to have it if it is safe

babybarrister Thu 05-Dec-13 14:35:52

this is the study to find out!

pashmina696 Wed 11-Dec-13 12:58:27

Hi there, my son (4) is highly allergic to egg and asthmatic and the advice from his allergist was he needed a low egg vaccine, below a certain ug per ml my GP surgery has several different that were acceptable and he had a needle vaccine not the nasal spray (as per above the nasal spray is being tested currently). speak to the GP surgery as they should all have the same advice.

babybarrister Thu 19-Dec-13 17:08:29

Well ladies, irony of irony today on SNIFFLE study

DS could not take part as ....two SPT for egg showed no reactions so apparently no longer allergic to egg!!!! So weird as SPT in July was v positive as per usual.
only egg allergic children could test out nasal spray so poor bugger ended up having a jab instead! grin

rosehb Fri 17-Jan-14 15:23:30

Wow just seen this news! I think I remember you saying some time ago that your ds had passed food challenge for baked egg? Had he been eating baked egg before this negative SPT?

I ask as this subject was mentioned at the anaphylaxis campaign parent workshop I went to recently (which was great -must find thread to update about it). I think it was some statistic like if you can (and do?) eat baked egg you are 16 times more likely to outgrow egg allergy. Must try to find ref...my scientist brain is itching to know more smile

freefrommum Fri 17-Jan-14 19:07:31

That's interesting rosehb. My DS passed baked egg challenge last summer despite very high SPT result and has been eating baked egg ever since with no problems. I'm really hoping that this will mean that he eventually outgrows the egg allergy altogether.

babybarrister Sat 18-Jan-14 21:33:46

Yes he has been eating lots of baked egg so here's hoping! I could not believe it ....so there is hope re egg!!

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