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#1 of 9 Old 02-14-2012, 07:29 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I know there was part of a thread with some mention of this but it is now locked since it's so old. Our DS is 5 and has always vomited since we first introduced chicken to him but we officially got him tested about 2 yrs ago and reults from a scratch test came back negative. For thise who have children with this allergy how were they tested and what are their reactions to ingesting the chicken.

Our son was given chicken again this past summer since the ped allergist said to wait until he is old enough and can verbalize what he feels to introduce again. He ate a tiny piece and then about an hour later he got really sweaty, lethargic and the feel asleep and the vomiting started. Once he vomited he felt better but still lethargic. 

Would like to hear other stories since when I tell people he can't eat chicken they look at me like I'm crazy!!

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Look into FPIES.  Sounds like a classic case.  Many allergists don't know about it and most GI's don't either.  My DS has FPIES to banana so I know the crazy looks people give!

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Not one of mine, but my good friend's dd is allergic to chicken. They discovered it through nursing, she is that sensitive (baby is about 11 months old now). Just to let you know your ds isn't the only one out there!


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Thanks, having been doing some reading and yes it does sound like this doesn't it?!  When he first had a reaction to chicken we actually called 911 it was so scary, he was so lethargic, looked like he was turning blue, puking bile (by the time they showed up) and he looked horrible! Of course they thought we were crazy but still brought us to emerg where we sat for hours before being seen still while he was puking every 1/2 hour or so. He was exclusively BF till 6/7 mths but when I think back now to when he was an infant and how he would have some bouts of projectile vomiting perhaps this was related to when I had chicken too, I thought it was milk so I cut milk out of my diet back then. 

To date now he is quite picky and has sensitive gag and has very sensitive skin with mild eczema so it makes me wonder if there are other foods that he is sensitive to. He  often looks like he has a distended belly but doesn't really complain about it hurting him. This past Sun he vomited and now has diarrhea  so after reading all this info I'm trying to look back to that day or the evening before to see if maybe something triggered this or if it is just a bug going around!!

I will have to ask our allergist and our family doc if they have heard of this if not then will have them at least make note f it to look and and further educate themselves.

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FPIES shock is pretty scary esp. when you don't know what's going on.  I know with our DS it was the lethargy and "crash" that worried me most but in reality dehydration is the biggest worry.  There is a web board like this called Kids with Food allergies.  They have an area JUST for FPIES.

 

I would print out some basic information to take to the Dr. with you.  We had 5 allergists (yes, FIVE) and it wasn't till #5 that he diagnosed FPIES after I had figured it out for myself.

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I read your link about FPIES, and I loved the website it was on.  Can this happen in adults, too?  (I ask that specifically because I had a very similar reaction after eating rabbit for lunch at a friend's house.)  The article mentioned mild cases briefly, but what does that mean, and can it be harmful anyway to continue eating something that is causing those "mild" reactions?  


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What link?  Do you mean KFA?  If it was an article there, you would have to point me to it!  lol I am on there but admit that I haven't read the FPIES pointers because I am pretty comfortable with what I know about it.  The treatment for FPIES Is just like regular allergies, avoidance so continuing to eat it is not advised.

 


As for it happening to adults?  I have no idea.  I know most kids outgrow it by 3 if not 5 (much like "normal" allergies).  I suppose anything is possible!  

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You know, all these threads run together for me!  I did go to that website and found the FPIES page.  Don't ask me how or when or in what sequence I did things!  It's all one big muddle!  nut.gif

 

Oh, yeah, now I remember.  I googled FPIES and recognized the website. 


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thumb.gif  It's all good!  lol

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