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30 Sep 2011

shd I try eggs again
Hi Paed

My 8 yr old used to projectile-vomit as a baby, after eating eggs. So I quickly stopped that one. but I read that kids sometimes outgrow egg allergies. However I am so worried I will put her thru unnecessray trauma if I try even a tiny bit of egg with her. Back in the day it would cause such forceful vomiting, and within 30 seconds of ingestion. Should I just play it safe and never offer her eggs again? It is such a healthy food though, hence my indecision. I just feel she is missing out on so much. Probably I feel this way because I am such an egg fanatic. By the way she is also allergic to a certain type of apple, Golden Delicious, and that one only. She also very forcefully vomits within seconds of biting. Is there a similar compound in eggs and certain apples?
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childhood diseases

01 Jan 0001

Your daughter should not be given any egg until she has been tested for egg allergy by a paediatrician, preferably a paediatric allergist.If the test is completely negative you will be able to give her egg. Many children do outgrow egg allergy,but some do not and you need to be very careful about giving her any egg until you are sure that she is no longer allergic. Her allergy to apples is well known. She appears to have the common form of apple allergy that is to green appleas only. This is due to 'salicylate' allergy with the natural salicylate being present in green apples. She will also be allergic to aspirin so should never take Disprin or any other aspirin product.
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