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Egg ladder after oral challenge
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Posted 18 March 2019 - 07:35 PM
We had our baked egg challenge today. About half way through he got about 5 hives around his face. He also got itchy and was sneezing. The pediatric specialist considered it a pass and has now instructed us to work our way through the egg ladder introducing the next food on the list every week. If he has a reaction then to wait 2 or 3 weeks before trying it again.
It seems strange to me that the hives (or itchiness) are not considered an issue and that we would be encouraged to add it into his diet. She seemed to be of the opinion that any less than 10 hives is not an issue.
With the fact that he had a reaction, albeit very mild, it seems like it's moving through the ladder very fast. It also seems very quick to try again after a reaction.
My other concern is that we are booked in for the baked milk challenge next week. If he happens to pass that also and I need to start the ladder with that too it may be quite challenging especially if he has a reaction or he gets eczema again.
Any advice or reassurances?🌺
Posted 18 March 2019 - 07:48 PM
How old is your son? If he is growing out of his egg allergy then you could wait a bit longer, do the dairy ladder and come back to it?
Edited by babycuddler, 18 March 2019 - 07:48 PM.
Posted 19 March 2019 - 11:06 AM
He is 22 months. I guess I will just need to wait and see how the dairy challenge goes; he may not pass it anyway so I may not even need to worry about 2 ladders at once.
Posted 19 March 2019 - 11:50 AM
I wouldnt imagine you would do both at once as you wouldn't know what you are reacting to. We are doing the dairy ladder then the soy ladder after that. We always pause when sick or teething as it makes it hard to tell what's what.
My daughter is non-ige cmpa
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