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This is really stumping us. Tonight, DW made zucchini bread and DS got to lick the beater. Almost instantly, he started breaking out in hives around his mouth and shortly thereafter his nose started running, he started sneezing and his eyes got red and started watering.

The only thing we can think of that he could possibly be allergic to are the eggs used in the batter. But, he eats eggs like crazy. Scrambled eggs is one of his favorites. Then, about two or three days ago, we made peanut butter cookies and he ate some of the batter of that and didn't have any reaction.

Could he possibly be allergic to raw egg and not cooked egg, or could it be a combination of ingredients, like zucchini and eggs, or the cloves or cinnamon that is causing him to react like this?

We gave him an antihistemine and he's doing better, but it shocked us, especially since right now we are four days from pay day, funds are almost nonexistent and we don't have health insurance.

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Yes, you can be egg allergic and be able to eat baked goods. My nephew can eat baked goods (cookies, cakes, etc), but no raw eggs (no licking the spoon), no scrambled eggs. He can take the flu shot just fine.

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My dd is like this. Eats boiled eggs like crazy with no symptoms. But give her some raw egg and she eventually throws it up some hours later until her stomach is emptied. The last episode was from cookie batter also, which I didn't realize she was sneaking!
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What's really strange is that we did a cheek test (DS is allergic to dairy as well and a little dab on his cheek will cause a few hives to break out ... though that is waning) so, anyway, we put some egg white and yolk on his cheek ... he broke out. Then today, just to make sure, after going shopping, we put some more egg white and yolk on his cheek and he didn't break out. So ... DS is only allergic to the cage-free organic eggs! Great :

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Our allergist said that our mildly allergic DS could safely eat baked goods with eggs but to definately stay away from anything with raw egg.

Also, DS didn't always react when eating eggs (sometimes he had bumps around his mouth after eating scrambled, sometimes he didn't). So, your guy may be allergic to just the organic, or he just may not react everytime. I'm not sure why it happens.

How old is your DS? Ours had his reactions between 12 and 18 months (they were so mild and variable that we didn't think to check it out for awhile). We took him off eggs then and a year later he was mostly grown out of it. Just before his 3rd birthday, he was tested again and he did not react.

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How old is your DS? Ours had his reactions between 12 and 18 months (they were so mild and variable that we didn't think to check it out for awhile). We took him off eggs then and a year later he was mostly grown out of it. Just before his 3rd birthday, he was tested again and he did not react.
He's 20mo and he's been allergic to dairy since he was born, but that has been subsiding. For example, DW used to not be able to drink or eat anything with dairy in it because DS would get it in the breastmilk. Now, that's not a problem. DW can eat baked goods with some types of dairy in it, just can't drink milk or eat cheese or something like that straight. Though he isn't allergic to raw cheese (which we can get at a natural foods store nearby). So, I assume he's growing out of it. I guess it'll be the same with eggs.

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