Posted by: Tammy | 2009/10/16


refer to post 1879

hi there

THe egg allergy count was 92 and the milk was 89.

We also did full blood counts, immune system counts and infection count. The infection count was less than 1 and everything else was completely normal

I have been giving her celestamine since Sunday - 5ml a day and its all cleared up really well, including the green gunk coming from every hole in hear head.

The pead has now instructed me to stop the celestamine and has put her on Zyrtec drops - 5 drops 2ce daily

Does that seem bout right?

Expert's Reply



Celestamine is a powerful and long acting cortisone medicine called betamethasone which has the potential to suppress your baby's adrenal glands. With Celestamine the betamethasone is combined with an old fashioned antihistamine called Polaramine or chlorphenaramine which is not permitted for children under 2 years.
Your baby's egg and milk allergy levels are rather high and it would be a good idea to try her on a milk free diet. This includes the absolute avoidance of all dairy products including yoghurt. Do not give her any egg.Read all food labels carefully.
Starting her on Zyrtec is a good idea and the dose seems right.

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Posted by: Tammy | 2009/10/16

Hi Doc

here are her blood counts

Milk - KU/L 1.75 - Class 2
Milk - Goats - Rf300
Milk - Casein - f78
Milk - Whey - Rf236

Egg Albumin KU/L - 1.42 - Class 2
Egg yolk - f75
Chicken Feathers - e85
Egg - Lysozyme Rk208

hope that is the info you asked for

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