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Re: Peaches n' cream cupcakes

nlar4 ·
They turned out awesome, and the fancy camera really makes it look professional! You can get the recipe here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/rec...es-recipe/index.html
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

livewellnutrition ·
Regarding the MRT and it's usefulness for the treatment of food sensitivities, not food allergies... The absence of a particular type of reference on PubMed does not denote the absence of clinical utility in the treatment of the targeted disease states, especially for newer emerging complementary treatments.The establishment of clinical utility of new complementary treatments usually precedes the appearance of references on Pubmed, often by many years. Dr. Stukus, I will be happy to send you...
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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?

Stfne ·
Lots of great comments here and hope there is room for a question. Can you discuss puddle testing?
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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: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

aost ·
Missy24, sorry to hear that your son had a severe reaction to cashew. Unfortunately you can develop allergies at any time, so in his case he was not allergic before but then became allergic. The article is referring to testing positive to a food but being able to eat it without reaction. Some docs will run a panel to whole list of foods, even if the patient has only reacted to one. This can lead to avoiding more foods than is necessary as there is a high chance of false positives with...
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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?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Unfortunately, we are not in a position where we can offer individualized or specific medical advice regarding your situation with the school.
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

TeddyCan ·
We often mess up between food allergy and food intolerance. Food allergy usually comes on suddenly. Even a small amount of food can trigger an allergic reaction. Food allergy appens every time you eat that particular foo and can be life-threatening too. On the other hand, food intolerance generally comes on graduall and occurs when you eat a lot of that particular food. It is not life-threatening
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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?

K8sMom2002 ·
That's an interesting question, Mehmet ... and one that I can't answer. But I suspect if you post this question onto our main support forum ( click here for our Main Support Forum. ) , you may get other people who have had experience with this. Also, someone wiser than me may be able to move your question over there for you.
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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?

Jen ·
Hi Lune, Welcome to KFA. I would suggest you make an appointment with a board certified allergist to discuss your concerns. They should be able to guide you.
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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?

K8sMom2002 ·
Hi, and welcome, @AGlick0927 ! Hugs on the reactions and the conflicting test results on peanuts. You're definitely in the right place to get support! Your questions are great, and it sounds like you still have some things you might want to discuss with your allergist. Another thing you might want to discuss with your allergist is component testing for both milk and peanuts, if you haven't already done so. Component testing can tell a doctor what particular protein in milk or peanuts a...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Jen ·
@Lune Have you been able to schedule an appointment with an allergist?
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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?

K8sMom2002 ·
Lianne, this sounds like it's been super stressful for you guys! I'm going to create a post for you on our online support community so that more eyes will see this!
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Lianne Godfrey ·
Good morning, That would be great. I am sure there are many families out there with similar stories and worries. Have a great day! Lianne Johannesburg South Africa
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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: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

K8sMom2002 ·
Welcome, Lara707! Please feel free to join us on the Main Support Forum to introduce yourself and share more about your daughter's journey.
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Re: 2013 Spring Pollen Capitals

kandicejo ·
We are in the Louisville area. I've taken much more antihistamines and decongestants this year already. Ugh.
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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: Faces of Food Allergies 2013

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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Re: 2013 Asthma Capital List Names Richmond, VA #1

Abigail's Mommy ·
I'm honored to live in such a distinguished area. I'm glad they gave a shout-out to KFA.
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Re: Multitasking Liam

cheymom ·
He is adorable! Welcome to KFA! We hope you will join us over on the Support Forums. https://community.kidswithfoodallergies.org/forums
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Re: Multitasking Liam

Liz Murphy ·
Thanks! Will do!
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Re: Multitasking Liam

EAH123 ·
He's adorable!!
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Re: Multitasking Liam

Liz Murphy ·
Awe, thanks! He's such a little monkey!
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Re: Multitasking Liam

LILOsmommy ·
Aww! How cute :-)
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

LSK ·
Thank you! What a great resource!
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

janmumx4 ·
Very concise and to the point, thanks ! I cant remember how many times I have said that test results don't indicate severity !
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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?

livewellnutrition ·
I think it's important to differentiate between "food allergy" (IgE mediated) and "food sensitivity". Both are immune mediated reactions, but involve different mediators (chemicals). Both are reactions brought on by food and both can make you very sick, although it is the food allergy that is likely to be life threatening. Even the symptoms brought on by each can be similar. For example, abdominal pain, diarrhea,vomiting,headache,asthma,and eczema can be triggered by a food sensitivity as...
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
We're going to invite Dr. Stukus to reply to some of the questions here. He won't be able to give you medical advice, of course, but he may be able to give out general information about the issues you have brought up. Eczema is a tough one to explain. I will defer that one to Dr. Stukus. Regarding the MRT post, I want to take issue with your last point. One is that if RAST or skin tests are negative a child could still have an immune-mediated non-IgE mediated food allergy as is explained in...
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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?

Lynda ·
For those of you posting about eczema - you are invited to join us in our Asthma, Eczema and GERD forum as well! Just log in as you did to comment on this blog, and scroll down the list of forums to find it. Or you can go there directly by clicking here . We'd love to have you join us!
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

MNetravali ·
This is a well well written article and explains the issues involved in diagnosis of food allergies very well!
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

KFA Medical Advisors ·
I'd like to thank everyone for posting such wonderful comments. I'd like to address two topics that were mentioned so far: 1. Eczema and food allergies can be a very difficult and complicated topic, which may need it's own blog post in the future. While I can't give out specific medical advice in this forum, I am happy to help elaborate a bit more. In general , the majority of children with eczema do not have an external cause of their skin condition. Eczema is a genetic, chronic, skin...
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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?

Lynda ·
Lindsay - right. Good doctor-patient partnerships are key, especially for complicated cases such as eczema. As Dr. Stukus indicates, the evaluation and care for complicated eczema cases needs to be individualized for the child. Thank you for posting your comments!
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

niagrafalls ·
Thank you for the article. Could you provide additional information regarding EE and testing please?
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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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