Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Kaaj | 2009-06-22


Formulae and Allergies

Hi doc
Hope you can help. I have quite a few questions for you today.
My son is 14 months old. Has asthma and ezcema. Takes two pumps, singulair and deselex. He is Is allergic to dog dander, egg albumen and chicken feathers. He is currently on Nan HA 2 and being raised vegetarian. He is underweight but no pead has said that its a problem as he has always been underweight.
1. I would like to move him to a third formula. What do you suggest?
What is the difference between Nan 3 and S26 3
2. What does an allergy to chicken feathers mean? Does it imply that he should never eat chicken?
3. What does an allergy to egg albumen mean?

Expert's Reply



You cannot change to either of the formulas you mention here as your son is presently on a low allergy formula.He does not appear to be allergic to cow's milk on testing, but was he tested for milk allergy?Please let me know and please refer to your question number when you write in again. Your son is allergic to chicken feathers only and not to chicken as such.He can eat chicken. Allergy to egg albumin is an allergy to the white part of eggs, but your son must be regarded as being allergic to all parts of the egg as such at this stage.

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