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Jul 03, 2008
lmenendez
Mom (Laura) of 2 girls both with reflux: oldest, Larysa, born 11/14/03 has tons of allergy problems and reflux; youngest, Lauren, born 11/10/06 has Colic/Reflux since 2 1/2 weeks. Tried Zantac, Levsin and Mylanta all were no help. Was adding cereal to formula with every feeding. Tried Soy, Nutramigen and LactoFree formulas those were no help either. Currently on 30 mg of Prevacid / day and Carafate (as needed) 2 ml 4x/day. She is on regluar cow's whole milk and table foods. Picture: Taken 8-24-08.
Food Allergies... sorry its long
We have received all of Larysa’s IgE blood tests and some of the IgG blood tests results back.

On a scale of 1 to 6 (6 being worse) she has the following results: Egg Whites is 5, Wheat is 4, Milk is 2, Tomato is 2, and Peanuts is 2 (this peanut result was the IgE result we are still waiting for IgG for Peanuts). We will hopefully have the rest of the IgG results by Monday. The rest of the IgG tests we are waiting on are: soy, peanuts, cocoa, citrus, lemon, peaches, strawberries, and bananas.

In Larysa’s case the IgG tests are the more reliable than the IgE tests because she tends to have the delayed-onset food allergies which involve the immunoglobulin IgG.

The symptoms from delayed-onset food allergies can range from skin disorders like eczema, inflammatory problems, urinary and gastrointestinal problems, headaches, fatigue, joint and muscle pain and even behavior problems. Larysa has had ongoing problems with sinus inflammation, eczema, GERD (reflux/heartburn), headaches and fatigue at times. The doctor even says some of her behavior problems at times can be in relation to these allergies because when your body is down and not feeling 100% it changes you emotionally.

The doctor wants us to completely eliminate any egg products and to monitor what she takes in of wheat (trial and error to find out if her issue is with just whole grain wheat or if it includes processed bleached wheat as well).

He has written a new script for Prevacid for her (we had run out and he didn't want to write a new script until some of the tests results came back). Of course, in this 1 1/2 weeks that have passed since she has been off of the Prevacid she has been complaining of headaches, stomach hurting and not eating as well as she was while on it.

I have bought "EnerG Egg Replacer" that is used for cooking and baking to replace eggs. I used it in making a cake and it turned out great.

Is there anyone out there with egg allergies and experience with going egg free? I could use some advice or information. I know to watch out for custards, certain pies, pancakes. I've also learned to really read food labels but I'm concerned about things that I can’t read labels for like when we go to restaurants, etc. Is there anything else that I can be missing that has eggs in it that wouldn't be well known or obvious?
Jul 03, 2008
mdbarbagallo
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
I have Sebastian crawling aorund at my feet this second,b ut I can hlep you out with this tonight for sure. Our house is 100% egg free and has been for five months. my sister's houseis 100% egg free and has been for six years. It's really not bad at ALL...it's just a bit of adjustment. Now I won't even order eggs when I am out (without the baby, of course) because I am repulsed...and I used to eat them EVERY day!
Jul 03, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
This tempts me to have Morgan tested again. She has eczema and some behavior issues, def. fatigue...What do you think? As a baby she was pos for dog, dust, and pollen. No foods.

I'm sure you'll get a handle on it pretty quick. I hope none of the others come back positive.

Jul 03, 2008
mdbarbagallo
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
Hi again. God, your poor kid. Allergies drive me batty. Sebastian, too, has igE and delayed-onset allergies, so his menu is limited! I have pretty much decided that I will NOT be allowing him to eat restaurant food any time soon (I mean when he is old enough I won't!). I worked in a bunch while in college and grad school, and every single one of them was a cross-contamination nightmare. I will do what my sister does for my little niece and just take his food along from home. When you do let her eat in a restaurant, consider having her avoid grill items. They don't clean the grill thoroughly throughout the day, and you don't want to have her eat a burger that was cooked in the same spot as a egg-laden French dip or something. Also make sure places cook their fries in something other than peanut oil (Chick-fil-a uses peanut oil and washes all meat in milk first)...you probably already know this, though!!! Movie popcorn can have eggs in it, too.

At home, I make box cake mixes (like Betty Crocker) using ginger ale, extra flour, and baking powder instead of eggs. You can't tell the difference. I know she can't have wheat, but if you ever want cake to eat while she's asleep but don't want to bring eggs in the house, it's easy...

Bisquick, too, has wheat, but it works extremely well with egg replacer (which doesn't work as well when used to replace more than two eggs).

You probably know to avoid flu shorts, too.

I have other ideas, but they are escaping me right now. I"ll post as they come to me!

By the way, how did you test for igG allergies?
Jul 03, 2008
abbysmom
Andrea: Mom to 3 crazy girls!
Jackie (3/01)
Payton (9/03)
Abby (4/06) Prevacid 7.5mg (evening), MSPI, goats milk (currently trying to wean off Prevacid)
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I have to agree that food allergies can def cause behavior problems. When my brother was in Kindergarden he was having some behavoir problems and his teacher suggested that my mother have him tested for food allergies. He had a bunch that we didn't even know about. He took desensitization drops for awhile and grew out of them.
Jul 03, 2008
mollybeth
Cooper was born 12/19/07. Birth weight: 7lbs10oz. Weight as of 2/11: 8lbs9oz. 6/23: 14lbs12oz! Struggling again 12mo: 18lbs. Breast Fed exclusively, on strict elimination diet until Dec 08. MSPI as well as other food intolerances Diagnosed w/ GER at 5 days following barium swallow. Choking with apnea spells. Ftt. dx w/ Laryngomalacia following brochoscopy 1/29. Aspiration. apnea monitor until 5mo. pH probe 1/29 showed severe reflux. Sandifers Syndrome. lbrady and tackycardia. echo and EKG 2/18: Came back normal! Swallow study 2/29: some NG reflux. Unexplained seizure 4/1. Negative CF sweat test 4/4! EGD 11/19: reflux damage in esophagus. pH probe 11/19, reflux improved. Safe foods: pears, apples, peas, rice, small amounts of chicken, potatoes, and carrots.
Currently drinking Elecare vanilla 30cal/oz and breastmilk.
Meds: Nexium 10mg 2x daily. Carafate as needed, miralaxx as needed, probiotics daily
Don't have any advice, just wanted to say sorry. Hope you can get it all figured out soon.
Jul 04, 2008
blueleopard
Pictured: G'mom w/3 kids. I'm mom to 1 angel Melissa (dec'd 11/92 - hypoplastic left-heart syn.)
2 healthy daughters (knock wood) Cory (16), Kim (11) & Eric (4) diagnosed with e.e. (scoped 8/08), GERD & severe food/seasonal allergies, asthma. Cried non-stop first 17 mths. of life Found out he is allergic to cow's milk, soy, eggs, and peanuts. Takes Prevacid, Neocate One Plus & Flovent.
My son probably has some delayed reaction type allergies (lots of on/off behavior issues, etc.), but we know for sure of his egg, soy, dairy, & peanut allergies. I would recommend looking at kidswithfoodallergies.org. They have a list of all the "other" names for egg, which is really helpful. I find it's much easier (in our case) to make his food from scratch. Even then, you have to read some labels (for instance - make sure brown rice doesn't contain anything sneaky - you would be surprised). We make a lot of things ahead of time (brown rice with chicken cooked in olive oil, grean beans, & sweet pot.) then freeze & thaw out one at a time. A bread machine is great too, because most bread/rolls contain eggs. We, too, are putting Eric back on Prevacid after a very long break. He is having symptoms & has to be rescoped in August to check for ee & swallowing disorders. Good Luck, Ellen
Jul 04, 2008
sarajouadi
Lots of replacements for eggs. We have been egg free/nut free for 3 years. Now milk free for 1 month for ds w/ confirmed rast test. Type in egg replacement in google. I used applesauce the most for baking. YOu can use a vinegar/baking soda solution also (you can't taste the vinegar after you cook it) Good luck and its not really too bad.
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doctor first!