Background: I have a 3.5 year old daughter who was very intolerant to dairy (GI symptoms) until 2-2.5 years.
I now have a 8 month old son, as well. After our experience with our daughter, the first months we paid close attention to his behavior but saw no signs of intestinal distress in him related to food.
However, a couple of months ago he broke out in eczema on the back of his upper arms and his legs. The only differences I could figure were the first occurance of cold weather and my eating scrambled eggs two days in a row (after not having eaten them since he was born). I decided to lay off the eggs, just in case, but didn't really think it was connected.
This week, I once again ate scrambled eggs for two breakfasts. And, again, the eczema is back. So.... hmm.
This sort of (possible) reaction is new to me, so I'd appreciate your thoughts. Is this reaction mild enough that I should have the occassional egg to slowly introduce his body to it? Should I avoid giving him eggs directly? (Although I vaguely remember giving him a taste at some point in the past, and there was no immediate reaction.) There's no point in an allergy test at this age, right?