Ok so last night for dinner my 1 year old had some spinach and she loved it! Which is great. Later on my husband was eating eggs and gave her some of those (her doc gave us the ok to give her eggs). About 10 last night she threw them both up and had a couple of hives on her face and head. Her eyes looked a little puffy but Im not sure if that was from an allergy or from crying. Anyway, Im wondering if maybe she is allergic to the spinach? I know alot of babies are allergic to eggs, so I want to assume thats what it is. But I am wondering if I should stay away from both for a while? Also, is there something I should keep in the house for these situations? What do you do when its worse than a couple hives? Thanks guys!
It's most likely the eggs. My son is allergic to eggs and dairy. I had a huge post about what will most likely happen in diagnosing your daughter's allergies but it got eaten somehow. The most important part is for you to avoid giving your daughter all foods containing eggs and take her to the pediatrician ASAP. Tell the ped. about what happened during the reaction. You will most likely be referred to an allergist and start with testing, which consists of a skin test where they put a very tiny amount of the allergen on her back to see if she's allergic. They might have to do a blood test to confirm. You'll probably have to keep Benadryl around and the ped. or the allergist will give you the recommended dosage according to her weight and you *may* be prescribed an Epi-Pen. If you adhere to the allergist's recommendations and don't feed her eggs, though, it's very unlikely that you'll have to use it if you're prescribed one. You should also avoid the flu shot because it's cultured in egg embryo. One piece of good news is that egg allergy is often outgrown around age 3. *hugs* Good luck with this. It's hard knowing what to do when your child is first diagnosed but it gets easier to manage over time. Food allergies can be very serious but also easily managed, especially at a year old, because you can easily control what she eats.
I called my ped. and she said her reaction was pretty mild. She said to stay away from both foods for a few weeks and reintroduce them seperately. She agreed that it is probably the eggs. She also told me to get some benedryl. I guess depending on if she has a reaction next time with determine if they will do allergy testing. I didnt know that about the flu shot! She had one about 4 days before the egg incident happened and ran a fever for 3 days! I wont get it again. Thanks!
My daughter is allergic to eggs. We found out by my husband giving it to her before the age of one. She ate them fine. Woke up covered in a rash on her back. Very red and bad looking. I brought her to the Dr. They suggested benadryl to stop the rash and swelling. So keep benadryl in the house liquid kind. When she turned one yr old i had her Dr. test her for food allergies egg was done it turns out she was still allergic to it. Now she turned two still came back with allergy to eggs. It's done through a blood test. Next time they draw blood tell them to test for eggs. Bye