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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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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

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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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Lynda ·
I would say that EE and testing is another complicated topic best addressed with its own blog post in the future and the issue of behavioral reactions to foods is another one outside the scope of what this blog post was intended to cover. Both would best be addressed in a future blog post as well. Thanks for your suggestions!
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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: 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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Re: Allergy-Friendly Stuffing Recipes for Thanksgiving

Daniellerholm ·
Thank you so much for this. Will try it before the big day
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Re: Allergy-Friendly Stuffing Recipes for Thanksgiving

Kids With Food Allergies ·
I updated the error on the photos so they should be visible to all, now. Danielle, you're welcome---we hope you like the recipes!
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

Lynda ·
Maggie - I would say discussion about egg free flu shots is outside the scope of this particular blog post - but I can tell you we will be doing a blog post in the near future about egg allergy and flu vaccine, so that should provide some more insight on this issue. Stay tuned! Deidre - negative test results are usually accurate, but in a small percentage of cases, children can react with negative test results. That is why it's important to get evaluated by an allergist, since they are most...
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Re: Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

DeirdreRiley ·
Yes, we've been seeing allergists since she was 6 or 9 months old. We have moved a couple of times and had to switch allergists and it can be confusing, some say lip swelling alone is anaphylaxis, what she had with banana and mustard, and some say it's not. It's hard when allergist's don't agree.
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies: Food Allergy Awareness 2013

Melanie Carver ·
I think we all want to gobble him up.
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies: Food Allergy Awareness 2013

Kathy P ·
Too cute!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies: Food Allergy Awareness 2013

EAH123 ·
What a cutie!!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies: Food Allergy Awareness 2013

kandicejo ·
Awesome!! This looks like a baby ad
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Re: Faces of Food Allergy- Aiden

Momofthree ·
Love his hair!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergy- Aiden

Mum23 ·
<3 Adorable!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergy- Aiden

EAH123 ·
Love the smile & his hair.
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Re: Faces of Food Allergy- Aiden

Starkled ·
So cute!!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies 2013

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Today's first random drawing winner will receive a gift package from Applegate: We will be drawing today's winner at 5 pm Pacific!
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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Re: My little bookworm Kinley Marie

Mum23 ·
What a happy kiddo!
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