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Re: Oct 17 Food Allergy in Asthmatic Children (Free Webinar)

SavaayMOM ·
May I post information about this webinar on my blog and share the information with the foodallergyNY group to which I subscribe? Thank you.
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
Congrats to this Red Sox player, whose mom had this to say about him: "My little Red Sox Player! He faces allergies with bravery and determination. Michael would rather miss out on something than cause anyone around him to have to avoid a food they love. He's selfless and caring and our Super allergy Super Star! " Michael is the winner of a prize package from Go Veggie and a KFA t-shirt! Congrats, Michael!
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Re: How to Make Your Own Allergy-Friendly Seed Butter to Replace Peanut Butter

Former Member ·
I have tried to make my own sunflower seed butter in my food processor, but even after a looong time in the processor and a fair amount of canola, I still get a "paste" so thick you can slice it! What am I doing wrong? Do I just need a better processor? We haven't retried pumpkin seeds yet - she got hives from it about a year ago when we first tried it. I'll probably wait until pumpkins start showing up in stores so I can get truly uncontaminated seeds. Thanks!
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Re: How to Make Your Own Allergy-Friendly Seed Butter to Replace Peanut Butter

kandicejo ·
I haven't made my own but we buy Sunbutter. I find it is quite thick and has a drier, more grainy consistency than peanut butter.
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Re: Gluten-Free, Milk-Free, Egg-Free Sweet Potato Bread

HealthyMama ·
This is the bread my son depends on...I've been making it for over 2 years now. We use applesauce to replace the egg, so I guess we could call ours applesauce bread!? Going to try it with sweet potatoes. Sounds yummy!
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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kim W ·
Unfortunately, our insurance won't cover auvi-Q. It is interesting, however, since we pay 90% of our prescriptions. I did find out through an Auvi-Q rep that pharmacies set their own price. I had the pharmacist check on the pricing since we pay most of the price anyway, but it was about $39 more. It is sold to the pharmacies as the same price as the Epi-pens. My husband is self imployed - thus the expensive insurance.
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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Esther Mallon ·
well im just finding out that my two youngest one s has got a milk and peach allery and one of them also have asthsm too and I don't even have a pen in the house at all wht do I doi also have a food allergy to and we can afford one either and I ask my insurance they don't knw if they cover it
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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kathy P ·
Hi Esther - I know that Auvi-Q and Epi Pen both have discounts at the moment to cover the cost of a prescription. You can see the link Lynda posted about regarding the Auvi-Q. And here is the info on EpiPen .
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Re: The Perfect Allergy-Friendly Cake and Raspberry Compote Recipe (with Video)

Pedro Carlos Alves ·
I put my comment because of post's title: «The Perfect Allergy-Friendly Cake and Raspberry Compote Recipe» The word «perfect» is the problem. You surely know that anyone reading that it will assume there's nothing wrong with it, hence it's «healthy». Which is not! The reply confirmed it! «No one said GF is healthy.» Shouldn't be? Shouldn't we promote GF healthy eating?! «Everything is in moderation.» Unhealthy in moderation? I do find the above arguments curious...
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Re: Gluten-Free, Milk-Free, Egg-Free Sweet Potato Bread

Will Way ·
I tried this bread and my family loved it. My older son who doesn't have any food allergies ate 2 slices with butter and wanted more. My husband didn't think it tasted like gluten free bread at all! Thanks for this recipe. I was using egg replacer before and it didn't have much flavor. I like the extra vitamins that we are getting by using sweet potato too. ��
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Re: New Report Shows Most States Fall Behind on Asthma and Allergy School Policies

SavaayMOM ·
Thank you for creating this report and keeping track of how each of the states are working towards supporting our children who have food allergies and asthma. I have added a link to your report on the blogs I am writing on the GreenwichPatch and the NewRochellePatch. My goal is to create more connections and awareness within my community in Westchester, NY for families who live with food allergies. The links to my blogs are http://greenwich.patch.com/blo...eness-in-westchester and...
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Re: Gluten-Free, Milk-Free, Egg-Free Sweet Potato Bread

JGreenwood ·
I need to check and see if my kids can even have yeast but I was wondering if anyone has tried this with a different flour mix, my kids cannot have rice, which is in the King Arthur mix. Sounds so good and we would love to have a non soy bread or cracker!,,
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Re: We are Grateful for You!

Denise McCormick ·
Dear Lynda & Kids with Food Allergies Organizatio- As a family with a 10 year old daughter with PA/TNA, you cannot know how VERY grateful WE are to YOU for all you do to keep us informed & feeling like we have SOMEWHERE to turn for support & guidance. The work you do is invaluable...cannot be measured...SOOOOOO incredibly important & SO reassuring to all who live with food allergies everyday. PLEASE keep up the good work that you do, and if there is ever ANYTHING we can do to...
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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Lynda ·
There will be 4 epinephrine auto injectors on the US market by the end of June - Adrenaclick, Auvi-Q, EpiPen and a generic of Adrenaclick.
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Re: Dustless Chalk May Cause Health Woes in Milk-Allergic Kids

josephine ·
This is so true. When Christian was a few years old he went into an attack at the doctor's office. Yep, I said the doctor's office. She had a chalk and board that the kids could use while waiting for her in the room. I was so relieved when he went to school that they now use the dry erase boards and smart boards. I use to go crazy with my milk allergies when I went to school. No one ever linked the chalk to milk allergies. We have come a long way. Oh, by the way, our doctor no longer has the...
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Re: Replacing Lost Nutrients Due to Food Allergies

JW ·
Thank you for this article! I've always suspected that my 8 year old son's food allergy to dairy, eggs and nuts had something to do with his small size and this article helped affirm my suspicions. I've often been told by family that I'm a "helicopter mom" when it comes to making sure he eats and eats good. I do it because I know he has to make up with foods that will give him the equivalent or if not similar nutrients from foods he's allergic to. And with his high metabolism, it doesn't...
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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

blake201 ·
I got a prescription for Auvi-Q and tried to have it filled but my insurance refused it—they said I had to pay full price ($200+). So for now we are sticking with Epi-Pens.
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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

amdeitz ·
My son's allergist gave us a voucher/coupon in case our insurance did not cover it - $25.00 for the first 2. Luckily, our insurance covered it, but it is still more expensive than Epi Pens. However, the smaller size (my son is just starting to carry) and the automated instructions are worth the extra expense for us. Ask your allergist if he/she has any coupons to spare!
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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?

Missy24 ·
My son ate cashews by the handful with absolutely no reaction and then went into anaphylactic shock after eating one. How does that fit into this? This stated that if you can eat something without reaction you aren't allergic. He reacted to walnuts which now that we've had testing are still high but lower than both peanuts and cashews.
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Re: Celebrating Thanksgiving – Focus on the Day, Not on the Food

Robyn Pollock Peterson ·
Good Morning! I'm a Mom of 2, ages 3.5 and 18 months. In our household we have an anaphylactic dairy allergy and a corn allergy. I am the one with the anaphylaxis and I've lived WELL with this allergy all my life. I'd just like to say that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and if there is extended family and friends who will cooperate with your food allergies, you can have a safe and delicious Thanksgiving. It's about trust... and about education... and possibly about providing recipes and...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

lovebugsco ·
Dr. Stukus - Thank you for sharing this information. I agree with much of what you had to say and wanted to know if you would ever recommend the "Gold Standard" for accommodations in school? I have two children with close to 40 ER visits between them for allergic reactions. One has had RAST scores over 100 to Peanuts since infancy - he is 12. The other has RAST over 100 to Dairy and Eggs since infancy - she is 8. They both had systemic reactions to skin testing done last summer. They were...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Mehmet ·
Can somebody be okay eating a food but not be okay touching it? My daughter (5 years old) successfully passed two oral food challenges for hazelnuts, which included eating increasing amounts of hazelnuts and also a spoon full of Nutella (this was given after she had eaten her last dose of hazelnuts). There were no symptoms or problems at all. So I (and our allergist) think it's safe to assume that she is no longer allergic to hazelnuts and we are obviously very grateful for that. However,...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Katie D ·
Welcome Mehmet! May I ask when you did two food challenges? Just curious... Does she have any other allergies? The redness and the lips "hurting" would have me think that she could possibly still be allergic to it. How much is she eating at home? As Cynthia mentioned, be sure to visit us in our Main Support Forum where others can chime in as well with their experiences.
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Lune ·
So as far as I remember I suffered with bad eczema rashes since I was little and my parents somehow managed to keep it at bay. No nuts, dairy and limited amount of citrus acidic and sugar food, I have had no issues with eczema for more than ten years and thought it went away--- I was wrong. I recently started having bad eczema flare upd around my face. Eyelids, under eyes, chins and around mouth. It's swelling, itchy and bumpy and I have no idea what is causing it. I have been eating nuts,...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

K8sMom2002 ·
Hi, Lune! Since you're having symptoms when you eat food, I agree with Jen -- a board certified food allergist is definitely someone to consult. You may also want to touch base with a dermatologist as well. Why not post this question to our Main Support Forum so you can get more feedback from other folks in a similar situation? If you're on desktop view, just follow the link above, and click on the big green POST. On mobile, click the three horizontal lines in the upper left hand corner, and...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

AGlick0927 ·
Hello! My 2.5 year old daughter has tested positive to peanuts, tree nuts, egg and dairy on a skin test (2 different times) She has had reactions to both egg and dairy, however she has never ingested any nuts. We just received the results of her first ever blood test and it confirmed egg and dairy, however it came back negative to all nuts! We will be scheduling an in office peanut challenge. My question is, since I know that false negatives are more rare than false positives, should I feel...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Lianne Godfrey ·
Hi There, I would really appreciate your guidance. My boy who is now over 3 years has had 3 reactions to eating hake. The 1st one happened when he was 6 months old and the 2 times after happened when he was just over 1 year. His symptoms occur about 2 hours after ingestion, vomiting severely for a few hours, lethargic and non-responsive until it is all out his system. The last episode he did have runny tummy the day after. On all 3 occasions we took him to emergency to be monitored. They...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Lara707 ·
I realize your post is from 2012 but in reading the comments trying to find a solution for my daughter's situation, I had to write in the event you were still having issues. Please google PANDAS in regards to your daughter's violent behavior after having Strep throat. There is a direct link. It has been in the news a lot recently. https://www.webmd.com/children...-scary-kids-disorder
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Re: Milk Allergy Alert: NuGO Bars

Amazon421 ·
I had an anaphalactic reaction after eating one of these bars for breakfast last year. I lost consciousness while on the phone to my mother and was taken to the ER via ambulance after she called a neighbor. I assumed it was something else I must have come into contact with (although it was the only thing I had eaten that morning). I stupidly continued to eat the bars, getting sick every time (although not as bad). I thought it must have been one of the other ingredients, since it was milk...
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Re: New Dairy-Free White Cheddar Puffs and Popcorn from Earth Balance

SOC Allergy Mom ·
We found these yesterday at our local Whole Foods. We just tried them and give them two thumbs up. My daughter is so excited to have her own popcorn!
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Jennifer Roberge ·
Thank you for this very detailed explanation. However, I'm not sure I agree with this statement "if your child can eat a food without developing any symptoms, then they are unlikely to be allergic to that food." My son has tested negative to pretty much every allergy skin prick and blood test - only positive to hazelnuts one time and walnuts another time, both in skin prick tests. He suffered from severe eczema, head to toe, and we were looking for answers. There was no particular food that...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Melissst ·
Wow, that's great information thank you. I'm just wondering what you suggest since we fall into the category of my son being tested for allergies at a young age due to his eczema; however, he never tried any of the food before. Now we have an Epi pen for him as he was diagnosed with anaphylactic allergies. Thank you!
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

njlisa ·
My daughter is now 13 and has always had belly issues. She had skin and RAST testing done as a toddler with no indications of food allergies. At 11 her belly isues worsened and RAST testing was redone with nujmerous positive results. We did skin testing and she was found to be allergic to milk, egg yolk, and fish. She has what you term a Non-IgE mediated reaction. Oncethe foods were fully eliminated from her diet her belly issues went away, she was no longer bloated and felt much better.
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

SW Missouri ·
What advice to you give to parents of children with eczema/asthma who may have false positives from IgE testing? My daughter's IgE numbers are off the charts, and we've been avoiding likely allergens. The only food she's (accidently) ingested that we've avoided based on likely food allergy is cow's milk (to which she had an immediate negative reaction). We've consulted 2 allergists, and both have reommended avoiding the foods she's likely allergic to until she is 5 or 6 at which time they...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

MulanMommy ·
Jennifer: AGREED!!! DS was tested low score on WHEAT & SOY both skin test and blood test, we never took it seriously only avoided wheat by itself (wheat bread) and soy by itself (tofu, soybean..etc) but since birth he had eczema and stuffy nose throughout the year. We thought it's more related to seasonal/weather, but his skin problem and congestion issue lasted through summer-winter, hot OR cold seasons; we also thought it's environmental (dust mite) so we changed to special pillows/...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Jennifer Roberge ·
Hi MulanMommy - It's incredible what food can do to the body - good or bad. In our son's case, he now has severe reactions, borderline anaphylaxis, with dairy, soy, gluten, corn, and tree nuts. He can not even have one bite - or a trace. Still also triggers eczema. He used to be very sensitive to tomatoes, red pepper, and cantelope, but now that his eczema is under control, he can eat these things every few days, but as you said, never more than two days in a row. The same with coconut. So...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

lindsayanne0 ·
Originally Posted by Jennifer Roberge: Thank you for this very detailed explanation. However, I'm not sure I agree with this statement "if your child can eat a food without developing any symptoms, then they are unlikely to be allergic to that food." My son has tested negative to pretty much every allergy skin prick and blood test - only positive to hazelnuts one time and walnuts another time, both in skin prick tests. He suffered from severe eczema, head to toe, and we were looking for...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

camnicemm ·
Any thoughts or direction on behavioral issues due to food? My now 6 year old daughter never had any stomach issues, eczema, or anything else, but she became absolutely uncontrollable (threatening to kill me, punching, kicking)after a strep infection back in February. I figured something had to have happened and had the doctor do all the gluten related bloodwork since it was just not her and her oldest brother is GFCF. Sure enough, it came back positive. The allergist put her on an...
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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: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

DeirdreRiley ·
My daughter actually tested negative several times to some things as a baby despite reacting to them and then went on to test positive with low numbers. With egg for example her IgE was about 1.2, but she failed the in office food challenge with the initial dose of egg powder before the real food. She also tests positve with 1.92 and 1.98 to mustard and banana but just a tiny pin prick amount of her first taste of mustard her lip swelled up like a duck, and with 1/4 of a banana the same. Her...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

gale1965 ·
My daughter (now 16 years old) was diagnosed at age 2 and had two subsequent positive skin tests to peanuts and tree nuts, but has never had a reaction at all other than her first (to walnut) at about 1 yr old. So I was hoping that the peanut positive was a false positive all along. We had component testing done recently, using the Uknow peanut test through Phadia (Thermo Fisher Scientific) which we were told was more comprehensive and accurate and the results show a severe peanut allergy.
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Re: 3 Tricks to Managing Food Allergies at Halloween

sahnya ·
Since so many Halloween candies contain allergens for my children we've started a new family tradition for the holiday. Rather than handing out any candy or treats to the 200 or so kids who come to our neighborhood we leave our house and have a nice night out. Our kids can choose a restaurant then we go to a movie. I buy and/or make them some quality non-allergenic treats that they can enjoy and add some to their lunches for the following week. They love it. I love that I can go through the...
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

janmumx4 ·
Hi Christine and I live in the UK so not much help with you question, but Wanted to tell you to hang in there and Someone will get back to you.We potentially have a no of members having difficulty getting online on the East coast of the US right now with the storm, but we do have members in Canada too who may be able to advise you Meanwhile have you looked at our starter guide yet ? There's a link at the end of my siggy
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Re: Sandy Relief Efforts for those Managing Food Allergies

kriton94 ·
Hi Lynda, Today my daughter and I donated several tree nut allergy free and organic items to the American Red Cross. While I am sure there will be many donations, kids with allergies may not be able to consume. Kristina Portilla
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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

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

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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