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Re: Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine

Lynda ·
Now that the flu is epidemic, more information is being distributed through the media regarding this issue of egg allergy and the flu vaccine. Here is one from National Jewish Health in Denver that came out today. Changing Advice: Egg-Allergic Patients Should Get Flu Vaccine Without Delay
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Re: Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine

maple ·
My dd received the flu shot for the first time this year. She has had severe reactions to miniscule amounts of egg. But she had no reaction to the flu shot! It was quite a relief. Her allergist, who sees many kids with severe egg allergy, said at most he's seen a few kids with minor reactions. The vast majority have not reacted at all.
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Maggie K ·
I had my son tested IgE with an allergist because of his eczema condition. We knew his allergy to milk at age of one, hives right after 1 oz of whole milk. He was bs mostly the first 6 months, then alimentum after. He had regular Similic couple times before 6 months but no reactions. His IgE for milk is 6.29, so I think it confirmed his milk allergy. He is still on alimentum and he is 16 1/2 months. His IgE for egg white is above 50, I had not introduced egg to him yet, but with the MMR (had...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

aost ·
Recent research shows that the flu shot is tolerated by almost everyone with an egg allergy: http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/resourcespre.php?id=163&title=Is_the_flu_vaccine_safe_for_egg_allergy? My son gets his flu shot in divided doses in the allergist's office. He is anaphylactic to even trace amounts of egg and has never had a reaction to the flu shot. Our allergist says that in recent years, the amount of egg protein in the flu shot is almost nothing. Before my son developed...
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Re: Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine

MamaOf6 ·
My son is extremely allergic to egg and gelatin when used in vaccines. When he was 4 years old, he had a severe reaction to his shots. Two months later, he received the flu vaccine (h1n1 as well as reg flu) and had the same reaction within 15 minutes. We saw an allergist who did a skin test proving it was the gelatin and egg. He has heart defects so we tried to do the multi-step flu shot, and he had an immediate reaction. Hives, rapid breathing and pulse, burning inside, lethargy. When he...
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Re: Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine

scadiz ·
I don't feel like this is right, because my little one had a flu shot and he is allergic to eggs and had a severe reaction to it.
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Re: Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
I'm sorry to hear that your children had reactions to the flu vaccine. Other components of the flu vaccine like gelatin can cause allergic reactions in some children. Your allergist can sort that out. And of course, if your child did have a reaction to the vaccine, as the article said, that is a different scenario and you'd have to follow up with an allergist for as well.
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Re: Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine

Belgiumite ·
If it's so safe, why is it recommended that it be given in an allergist's/pediatrician's office? Also, why wouldn't the mist be safe? It sounds like good news but I think I'll still give it a few years for my son in case they change their minds again...
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Re: Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Belgiumite - the flu mist contains live virus; it's a different type of vaccine. The studies the updated recommendations were made on were based on the injectable form of the vaccine. dvk - as a consumer, you make the decisions for your child. However, these guidelines are what the CDC have adopted based on the clinical evidence. Other parents will want this information to initiate a conversation about the flu vaccine with their child's allergist, and that is why we've provided it.
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Re: Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine

aost ·
Our allergist says that they have never had an egg-allergic child react iwith ana to the flu vaccine. They give it in the office to be on the safe side (they have all the rescue meds in the unlikely event there should be a reaction). My son has had it the past three years without any issues whatsoever. My son is ana to trace amounts of egg--he has reacted to cross-contamination. He also has asthma and if he gets the flu, he is at increased risk of hospitalization or even death. We have...
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Re: Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine

Rynda ·
My daughter is allergic to eggs and has never passed a flu vaccine skin test. This year is the first time she's ever had a flu vaccine. She developed a rash (not common with her) several hours later. While this may be a reaction to something else, I'm reluctant to have her vaccinated again unless she outgrows the allergy. Her doctor dismissed my concerns completely. We're looking for a new allergist.
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Re: Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine

kandicejo ·
I'm pleased to see more studies being done on this topic. More information means we can all make more qualified informed decisions.
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Egg Allergic Children Now Have No Barriers to Flu Shot

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Egg Allergic Children Now Have no Barriers to Flu ShotNewest research shows no increased danger  ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILL. (Oct. 1, 2013) – All children should have flu shots, even if they have an egg allergy, and it’s now...
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Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine

KFA Medical Advisors ·
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology released an update on Oct 1, 2013: Egg Allergic Children Now Have No Barriers to Flu Shot  The following is a blog post from KFA's Medical Advisory Team from 2012: 2012 UPDATE...
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FDA Approves New Flu Treatment

KFA News Team ·
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza (flu) in patients 12 years of age and older who have been symptomatic for no more than 48 hours.
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Fish Allergy Alert: Hickory Hollow Beef Jerky

KFA News Team ·
Hickory Hollow Jerky recalls Beef Jerky products due to misbranding and undeclared fish. WASHINGTON, June 12, 2013 - Hickory Hollow Jerky, LLC, a Eufaula, Ala. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,800 pounds of flavored beef jerky products...
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Children With Egg Allergies Can Safely Receive Flu Vaccine, Multi-Center Study Finds

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Children With Egg Allergies Can Safely Receive Flu Vaccine, Multi-Center Study Finds"The new study, published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, is good news for children who've had severe egg allergies, given the prevalence of the...
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Asthma and Food Allergy Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a free educational webinar on October 17, 2013 featuring guest speaker David Stukus, Director of the Specialty Asthma Clinic, Nationwide Children's Hospital, and a member of KFA's Medical Advisory Team. Dr. Stukus...
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Chef Luca's Refreshing Gazpacho Soup Recipe

KFA Food Bloggers ·
# ChallengeChefLuca   Chef Luca's Gazpacho Soup Recipe   Milk-Free • Soy-Free • Egg-Free • Wheat-Free Peanut-Free • Tree Nut-Free • Shellfish-Free • Fish-Free Every summer, when the Texas heat makes us look for...
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Common Allergy Myths Debunked

Kids With Food Allergies ·
ACAAI Annual Meeting November 2013 — KFA Medical Advisor, Dr. David Stukus, tackled common allergy myths at a workshop at the ACAAI annual meeting. 10 topics that are common offenders of misinformation:Egg Allergy and Flu Vaccine, MMR...
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How to Make Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Easter Bunnies

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Easter is coming! It’s time to decide what the Easter Bunny will bring your little ones! Of course, we all know that as parents of children with food allergies, this is no easy feat, what with all the allergen warnings on those darn bunnies. Depending on the allergies you manage, it can be next to impossible to find safe chocolate at your local store. There are plenty of wonderful companies that sell allergy-friendly chocolate online. When you spend your money there, you are supporting some...
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How to Make Dairy-Free White Chocolate

KFA Food Bloggers ·
If you’ve ever shopped for white chocolate, you may have noticed that it’s not particularly allergy friendly. Most of it carries nut cross-contact warnings, and it always contains both milk and soy. The few dairy-free white chocolates out there still contain soy. Not even Enjoy Life sells a top 8 free white chocolate. When I started thinking about this blog post, I wanted to bring white chocolate to the top 8 free community. TOP 8 FREE WHITE CHOCOLATE Ingredients 4 ounces food grade cocoa...
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Update on Egg Allergy and the Flu Vaccine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Much has changed about the perceived safety of influenza vaccine in egg allergic individuals. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Allergy and College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology no longer...
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Food Allergy Facts and Myths Presented by Dr. Dave Stukus

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) , a division of the  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America , hosted a webinar featuring David Stukus, MD.     Link to video on YouTube   We thank Dr. Stukus, a board-certified...
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Three-Injection Immunotherapy for Grass Pollen Well Tolerated in Teens

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Three ultrasound guided lymph node injections safe in teens   (Press Release)   Houston, TX – Researchers have new evidence that grass-pollen allergies can be safely treated using American extracts injected into a lymph node...
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Q&A: What Does Omalizumab Mean for Oral Immunotherapy Treatment for Multiple Food Allergies?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Oral immunotherapy (OIT) is a proposed method to treat food allergy. It is currently in late-stage clinical trials (peanut specifically). It is expected to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) soon. There have been many clinical trials for specific food OIT alone and with medicines, such as omalizumab, as reported in this study.
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Impax Provides Update on Generic Epinephrine Auto-Injector

Kids With Food Allergies ·
"Our epinephrine auto-injector represents a proven, low-cost treatment for patients in the U.S. who require the use of epinephrine products."
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Kmart® Pharmacy Lowers Cost of Generic Epinephrine Auto-injector Pens

KFA News Team ·
[Press Release] Kmart® Pharmacy Lowers Cost of Generic Epinephrine Auto-injector Pens SOURCE Kmart $0 Copays Attainable for Commercially Insured Patients HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. , April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the massive increase in the cost of epinephrine auto-injector pens, Kmart Pharmacy lowered the cost of the generic version of Adrenaclick (epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector) as low as $0 for commercially insured patients* and $199.99 for cash paying patients per...
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Best Treatments for Allergies? Some Doctors Don’t Even Know

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Study shows allergy myths are alive and well   ATLANTA, GA (November 7, 2014) – People who suffer from allergies want to keep up-to-date on the latest information regarding treatment, but it’s not always easy. Some doctors don’t...
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More Evidence Flu Shot is Safe for the Egg-Allergic

Kids With Food Allergies ·
With flu season approaching, a new study offers more reassurance that kids with egg allergies can be safely vaccinated against the virus. The flu shots are currently listed as contraindicated for those with egg allergy, so it is best to discuss...
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Why I Vaccinated My Egg-Allergic Child with Flu Vaccine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Jessica Martin, Food Allergy Sleuth blogger, scientist, and mom of two young boys, explains the recent reversal on recommendations for the flu vaccine, how it has been found to be safe for those with egg allergy, and her experience as a nerve-wracked...
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

leetles ·
My child's food allergy reaction may scare your child when my child cannot breath, has to get a big shot, have CPR done, and has to be taken away in an ambulance.
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Re: Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) Can Affect a Child's Mental Health

K8sMom2002 ·
Hugs, Gabriele ... this is really a tough situation. Three possibilities come to mind. Two are a bit more doable, and the other is a long shot, but still a possibility. Improving your indoor air quality ... here's a blog post that can give you some tips on that. It IS doable -- encasements for mattresses and pillows, air purifiers and air filters can all help. AAFA’s Certification Program Expands to Improve Air Quality and Reduce Your Exposure to Allergens Applying for disability through...
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Re: Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) Can Affect a Child's Mental Health

Gabriele ·
Thank you very much for your help!!!
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Re: Update on Egg Allergy and the Flu Vaccine

LSK ·
Thanks for the update! Our kids' allergist has given the ok for our kids to get their flu shots at our allergists office (and stay there for 30 min after).
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Re: Common Allergy Myths Debunked

Abigail's Mommy ·
Great article! I have heard the myth about shellfish allergy cross reacting with radiocontrast iodine; but a couple years ago, an anesthesiologist assured me that it's not true. I'm glad to see it restated by an allergist.
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Re: The Flu Vaccine Is Safe for People With an Egg Allergy

Deb Cip ·
We continue to be told that the flu vaccine is perfectly safe for those with egg allergies, yet they must go to a medical facility to receive it. If it were just as safe my child could get the shot with me at CVS.
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Re: The Flu Vaccine Is Safe for People With an Egg Allergy

Kathy P ·
@Deb Cip - the AAP, AAAAI and ACAAI have removed the increased precautions ( like vaccine testing, extra observation or being done in an allergist’s office). The CDC is has relaxed their recommendation to remove some extra precautions, but are still recommending a medical facility able to treat an allergic reaction. It's always best to discuss with your own doctor to get their recommendation based on your child's history.
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Re: The Flu Vaccine Is Safe for People With an Egg Allergy

Deb Cip ·
Kathy P. Thank you for taking the time to respond. I appreciate it. Again, common sense is simple. If we must go to a medical facility because there is a risk of allergic reaction for my child with egg allergies, there is still a risk posed to him that is not there for those of us without egg allergies. It really is very simple. I'm pro vaccine but this is clearly a push for everyone to receive the flu vaccination
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Re: The Flu Vaccine Is Safe for People With an Egg Allergy

Melanie Carver ·
Hi To give additional context, the CDC has not updated several publications yet on vaccinations. That doesn't necessarily mean they don't agree - they just may move slower. For the past 6 years, we have seen this to be the case specifically with this egg allergy / flu vaccine issue. The health organizations update their recommendations first based on current research, and the CDC follows within a year or two. All major allergy organizations and the American Academy of Pediatrics all agree...
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Re: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Crockpot Lasagna Recipe

Jen ·
Did you mean to post the flu shot question in the recipe thread or the research thread?
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Survey: Impacts of COVID-19 and the Flu on People With Allergies and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
In March 2020, the World Health Organization classified COVID-19 as a global pandemic. This fall and winter, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes flu viruses and the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 will spread at the same time. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) * wants to hear about the experiences, perceptions and needs of people with allergies and asthma as they relate to COVID-19 and the flu. We hope to better serve the allergy and asthma...
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Asthma and Allergy Myths, Busted! Food Allergy Edition

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dr. M. Itch had joined us to bust some food allergy myths as part of his Asthma and Allergy Myths, Busted! series. For part 3, he tackles food allergy misconceptions. If you missed our other videos on the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's (AAFA) blog, take some time to check those videos out too: Part 1: Face Masks, Inhalers, and Climate Change Part 2: Home Allergy Tests, Caffeine, Adult Asthma, and Food Allergies and COVID-19 Vaccines Part 3: Food Allergies: Milk Allergies, Babies...
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AAFA Launches Ask the Allergist Knowledge Base

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has launched our new Ask the Allergist knowledge base . Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is the food allergy division of AAFA. For more than 20 years, AAFA’s board-certified allergists have answered your allergy and asthma questions through our Ask the Allergist service. Now we have compiled the most common questions people have submitted, along with their responses, into a searchable knowledge base. It includes questions and answers on food...
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The Flu Vaccine Is Safe for People With an Egg Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
It is safe for ALL people (6 months and older) with an egg allergy to get a flu vaccine every year. This is true no matter how severe your egg allergy was in the past. This includes people who have had anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction) to egg. Five organizations recommend that people get the flu vaccine every year, even if they have an egg allergy. These organizations are: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) American Academy...
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People With Food Allergies Can Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Updates as of Dec. 13, 2021: We have updated this blog post to reflect the most recent recommendations from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As more information becomes available, we will continue to update our community. The COVID-19 vaccine is an important part of reducing the spread of the coronavirus , ending the pandemic, and protecting ourselves and other people. It can reduce your chance of severe COVID-19,...
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