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Allergies and/or Asthma

A place for parents with allergic or asthmatic kids (or allergic/asthmatic parents!) to share stories, share new info and just vent about the struggles of keeping up with allergies and/or asthma!

Website: http://allergiesandorasthma
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Latest Activity: Aug 22, 2012

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Started by Amber Gilbert. Last reply by Ashley Dill Aug 22, 2012. 9 Replies

My house is a dairy free, egg free, peanut free home. (Along with many other allergies)  Zachary is allergic to eggs. Brennon is allergic to milk protein, eggs, mustard, red food coloring, &…Continue

Another allergy test....

Started by Ashley Dill Aug 22, 2012. 0 Replies

Please keep my little girl in your thoughts and prayers today and tomorrow! She just turned 3 on August 20, and we are having her re-tested tomorrow morning. Right now, she is allergic to all dairy…Continue


Started by Jennifer Remeta. Last reply by Ashley Dill Mar 15, 2011. 1 Reply

I am so frustrated!  Alex has been flare up free for over 6 months.  He has been able to stop all meds except his daily preventative inhaler.  But sure enough, 3 days ago he came down with an ear…Continue

How Long Have You Been Dealing With Allergies or Asthma?

Started by Jennifer Remeta Aug 3, 2010. 0 Replies

For us, we've been dealing with allergy/asthma issues since Alex was about 9 months old.  He's now 4 and a half, and it's been quite a roller coaster!  He has a severe dust mite allergy, and a…Continue

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Comment by Ashley Dill on August 8, 2011 at 9:34am
Hi Claudia! Welcome to the group! My daughter doesn't have  a nut allergy, but she is allergic to ALL dairy products, and anything that has dairy products in them. I completely understand what you're going through! I have to read the labels on everything we buy. What I've found more frustrating is restaurants. We always have to ask what they cook their vegetables, chicken, everything in because if it was cooked in butter, she can't have it. When did your five year old's allergies start? McKennon's started from birth, and she was tested at about a year old. She will be 2 at the end of this month. But I want to have her retested when she's 3. I'm praying that this will be something that she grows out of, but you never know. I just feel so bad when other kids are enjoying cookies or ice cream, and she's left out of all of the fun :(
Comment by Claudia Hutchins on August 6, 2011 at 11:35pm
Hi! I have a five year old who is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts, as well as pollen, dust, and dog hair. The food allergy is the biggest problem. It is crazy how many food labels say something about nuts on them! Things you would never expect to be a problem say something about including nuts or processed on equipment that also makes nut products or in the same facility. Is anyone else dealing with a child with a nut allergy?
Comment by Ashley Dill on December 6, 2010 at 9:28am
Hey Marsha! I feel your pain. McKennon is allergic to eggs as well as milk. Although it's the allergy to milk that is severe for her. The egg allergy isn't quite as bad. The dr. told us that she may be able to tolerate things with eggs in them, just not eggs alone. But I've been too scared to test it. I didn't know about the applesauce. I'll try that when baking! We also have to carry the epipen, but thankfully haven't had to use it. I'm just praying that one day she may grow out of it!
Comment by Jennifer Remeta on December 6, 2010 at 8:23am
Welcome Marsha! So sorry to hear about the severe egg allergy, I hate that feeling of double checking everything on a menu you find and still wondering if someone might be wrong! You have to be constantly on high alert! The good news is our Alex had a pretty severe egg allergy when he was younger (we found out at about 18 months). He's 4 now and has outgrown it completely. Now eggs are one of his favorite things to eat! Have you looked online for allergy information for certain restaurants? I know most of them have websites and many of the websites will have warnings about what meals contain what possible allergens. That helped us a lot when we were dealing with food allergies.
Comment by Marsha on December 4, 2010 at 6:47pm
Hey guys! I am Marsha and I have two children. My daughter is 4 and my son is fifteen months and we recently found out that he is highly allergic to eggs. We carry an EpiPen everywhere. It has been a huge learning experience. We have to check all the food allergy menus when we go out to eat and take our own food when we don't know what others will be serving. My daughter only has a mild allergy to milk and is able to tolerate it when cooked in food. Tha egg allergy is servere but I have learned that you can use applesauce in place of eggs when baking. It has worked out very well so far. I just know there is a lot that he will miss out on if he doesn't grow out of it!
Comment by Jennifer Remeta on November 22, 2010 at 6:54pm
Ashley, he is doing great thanks for asking! We had some concern over a possible milk allergy when he was younger, and found out that he did great on Almond Milk (you can get it at most grocery stores now) and he loved it. We tried soy milk first but he hated the taste and wouldn't even drink the chocolate soy milk. Alex also had a mild egg allergy when he was 2 but seems to have grown out of it. Of note with the egg allergy, make sure your pediatrician knows because some vaccines are created in some type of egg base. Sounds weird I know, but I know for a fact the flu shot is one of those. Alex got his first flu shot and his arm swelled up and looked like a softball! The doctor later said oh, yeah, probably a reaction to the egg base . It wasn't a big deal once we realized that, we just had to give him Benadryl about an hour before any vaccines and we never had another problem. I still give him the benadryl to this day even though he now can eat eggs just fine. Good luck with the milk allergy, it must feel good to at least have a solid answer!
Comment by Ashley Dill on November 22, 2010 at 2:59pm
Hey Jennifer! We survived the test! It actually wasn't too bad. Unfortunately, she's allergic to milk and eggs. He thinks she may outgrow the egg allergy because it's not as severe. He said she may be able to withstand foods that have eggs in them; she just can't sit down and have some scrambled eggs. But the milk allergy is extremely severe. She can't have anything with any trace of milk. And we are going to have to begin carrying the EpiPen. Hopefully we will never have to use it. How is your little boy doing?
Comment by Jennifer Remeta on November 18, 2010 at 3:03pm
Ashley, keep me posted! I hope its only a few things too! I'm not familiar with Dr. Wagner, but if they specialize in pediatric allergies that's awesome. We went through two before we found one that had just as many pediatric patients and finally got our answers to what was causing some of the problems. Let us know what you hear, dealing with these allergies can be so frustrating sometimes!
Comment by Ashley Dill on November 18, 2010 at 2:18pm
McKennon goes to see the allergy specialist tomorrow. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she's only allergic to a few things.
Comment by Ashley Dill on November 10, 2010 at 3:34pm
Hi Jennifer! Her pediatrician is referring her to Dr. Wagner's office. I'm not sure if we'll actually be seeing him or one of his associates. I know they specialize in pediatric allergies. So far, she is allergic to milk and cheese. She usually begins vomiting and breaks out in hives. Once, with mac and cheese, her throat began to close up, so that ended with us in the ER. But this past weekend she had some goldfish, not the cheese kind, just saltine goldfish. Her face became very swollen, but her throat didn't close up. This finally convinced the pediatrician to refer us to an allergy specialist. So far no asthma, but my mother and sister had severe ashthma as children. My mother completely outgrew it, but my sister still struggles with it. Hopefully, it will just be the food allergies. I'm praying she grows out of this. So glad I have someone to tak to about this! No other children in my family have had to deal with this.

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