Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: Alet | 2009-07-03

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Peanut and egg allergy

My 11 month daugter was admitted twice for pneumonia the past month and 1 day later for rota virus. Just befor she was discharged the peadiatrician asked for an allergy test and it came back that she is allergic to peanuts and egg.

What kind of milk must I put her on. Some health workers said that I must start her on cowsmilk because she is not allergis to milk. What other food must be avoid. What is the sighns om an allergic reaction. The peanut test came back as moderate high.
Then I cant get her back to her old routine from sleeping and waking during the night. She wakes up at least 3 times during the night and struggle to fall asleep again. Is there anything i can do to help her sleep better. Thank you

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

It is very common for babies to have their routine upset like this after a hospital admission. It takes a while but your baby will settle down again. Your baby is not allergic to cow's milk, so she can have any milk formula now and you can change to a growing up formula such as Nido when she is 12 months.
Do not give her any peanut products or egg as you mention that the allergy counts were high. These foods may cause a rash around the mouth and an itchy rash which may involve the whole body. Later on reactions may be worse and more dangerous with swelling of the tongue and mouth and difficulty in breathing. These tests should be repeated at 3 years to see if your little girl is still allergic to peanut and egg at that stage.

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Posted by: ANON | 2009-07-03

Alet you absolutely have to avoid anything with nuts and egss, you have to check every single label of anything she eats as most things (including chocolate contain nuts).. The severety of the allergic reaction will vary, it can be as mild as hives, or as bad as full anaphlactic shock which can rapidly lead to death. Sometimes the first time is just hives and the next one is death.

Dont give cows milk to your daughter until she is at least 1 years old and make sure anyone who looks afte her understands she is allergic and to not give her anything other than what you packed.


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