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milk and eggs allergy eczema and asthma

my 3 yr old has been sick since she was 2 mts old. at that time she got diagnosed with eczema. her pediatrician said not to worry that since i have asthma it came with the family history. she was formula feed and never showed problems except for the eczema and once in a while she had the runs or tummy aches( i really dint think mucb of it neither did her doctor) when she turn 1 i of course went to whole milk, but i noticed she staered to get worse in her tummy and eventually she herself started to hate milk. so at around 16 mts i stop giving her milk. now with eggs she had no sighs excpet she would reject them. she would not even take a bite and if she did she stared to act funny. her old pediatricain never did an allergy test on her( allergies run on my family) now am in florida and the pediatrican she has here, is also an expwert on allergies( my dd is alwyas sick and so is ds one allergy atack after another tummy problems

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Asked by piwife at 2:37 PM on Apr. 20, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • cont stuff like athta. but it was never major and it didnt happen all the time she got eggs or milk, last week she had an asthma attack so her doctor decided to do a blook allergy test. today i found out she has a slight allergy to eggs and milk. so does thta mean she cant have anything that contains this products? am still wiating on ds results. she also has a severe allergy to dust mites

    Answer by piwife at 2:39 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • You are going to have to find a ped allergy dr.
    I had these allergies while growing up and was on soy milk for the longest time or a low fat non-dairy creamer (yuke on both...LOL)
    Since allergies run in your family, it will not be hard to start removing these items out of her diet now... find a non-dairy type milk, try that for a bit and in small amounts to see if she reacts to it...
    Dairy is a very common allergy in a lot of ppl, so she can most likely out grow it as I did and many others have, but for now find a good ped allergist and have her tested, and start keeping dairy away or subbing it for awhile...
    Good Luck...

    Answer by gmasboy at 2:43 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • fyi, you do not need a milk substitute. your daughter can get her vitamin d from the sun...plenty of that in FL! she can get her calcium from green veggies...the body will prcess calcium from foods easier than it can from milk too. she can get her good fats form nuts, seeds avocados and fish! i would go ahead and cut out processed foods with dairy.
    good luck!

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 3:06 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • we are only in florida visting(dh is in the marines) we bought a house in nc and thats where we are moving in june. she hates veggies(she will only eat carrots) i do buy her v8 juice. but i was wondering since she has the allergy and the doctor said it was very small., when i buy groceries do i have to make sure it has no eggs or milk ingredients?

    Answer by piwife at 3:13 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • If her allergy is slight you may be able to give her things with egg or dairy in them, you will just have to do trial and error. Does your child still have the eczema? If she does it would be best to cut out all dairy and egg for at least a month or two and see if that clears things up. My DD has both egg and dairy allergy, as well as wheat and soy. It is hard to find things she can eat, but the wheat she can usually tolerate, however even one sugar cookie made with eggs will make her very sick. I am hoping she will outgrow this at some point. Your daughter's allergy may have been more severe when she was younger and that is why she had such bad eczema and why she rejected milk and eggs, so she may already be starting to outgrow it. You can get soy milk, rice milk, etc, and also calcium and vitamin fortified juices, etc. to help get her nutrients, or add a vitamin.

    Answer by MaryMW at 4:42 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

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