Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Update on Milk

I recently posted that our daughter's milk allergy appears to be gone.  She has been eating pretty much everything now.  It's such a strange feeling not washing my hands 50 times in an hour period because I have milk or cheese or butter or anything.  She's been out to eat quite a few times, too.  I still get nervous, very nervous.  But overall she isn't having any problems with milk.  We'll be going to the allergist later this summer.  I really don't know what  we will discuss, but follow-up is good.

7 comments:

  1. Wow, amazing news. I am so very very happy for you and your child!
    Allergy Mum

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  2. That IS amazing!! How long did she have the allergy? My daughter is currently 14 months and Im still struggling

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  3. Our daughter had her milk allergy from birth to just before she turned 4 years old. She is now almost 5 1/2 and no milk allergy at all. Too bad she doesn't like the taste of milk, and we still buy expensive soy milk. But she does love cheese and yogurt!

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  4. What was her rast scores each year? My 15 month old is a 5 out of 6 so allergist doesn't expect him to outgrow it until terns or never. However the few times he has had milk he got a rash on his face for several minutes. I worry sometime he could have a much more severe reaction. Thank you.

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  5. That should say "teens" not terns. Stupid auto correct!

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  6. I'm sorry I don't have her results from her blood tests. We only did them once or twice during the time she had a milk allergy. The blood tests tell whether there will be a reaction, but no the severity. Since I knew she was allergic we didn't have to do a blood test to determine it. With food allergies, I find that the reaction from eating the food is the most accurate indicator of the allergy. For now, be patient and give it time. It was a total shock to me how she went from being allergic to not having any reaction at all. But I also waited more than four years for that to take place.

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    1. I completely understand all the concerns as well as know exactly the extent of all the extra work that is involved when one has a child who suffers several food allergies. We discovered my son's allergies at a tiny age of 7weeks. He was allergic to milk, soy, eggs, dairy, peanut. And he also had mild asthma. Shopping, and cooking, became all day events. And trying to politely explain to other parents, even some family members, just how so very important it was to read all ingredients before feeding him anything was sometimes not very pleasant. There is just no way to understand until you have a child of your own who suffers from food allergies. Thankfully my son started growing out of his allergies when he was around 5 yrsold and at age 8 he finally out grew his dairy allergy. He is 13 now and still has a peanut allergy. We pray he will be rid of this allergy some day soon, especially since this is the scary allergy. Thank God he has never had an an anyphylactic reaction. We learned early about the allergy and have always been extremely vigilant. Thankfully he is at the age now that he will not eat anything unless he first knows its ingredients. But hold tight, moms, most people do outgrow most food allergies, with the exception of nut and shell fish allergies. Be strong. Your children need you. God bless you all!!

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