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Hi,<br><br>
My DD (2.5) is allergic to milk, eggs and all nuts. Since she turned 2 we've been able to give her milk and eggs in baked goods. She's done great and hasn't had any eczema flare ups.<br><br>
About 2 mornings ago she ate pancakes for breakfast with Nucoa on it. She's been eating this margarine for a while now and hasn't ever reacted to it. Not long after breakfast we noticed that she had some sort of rash on her cheeks and arms. It also spread to her torso a little bit. We gave her some Benadryl and after a couple of hours it seemed okay. She said that it wasn't itchy.<br><br>
She also had a little bit on her cheeks again this morning after eating a bagel with the Nucoa.<br><br><br>
The rash almost looked like small pimples and her cheeks were flushed. They didn't look like the hives she's had in the past, or an eczema flare up.<br><br>
Any ideas?<br><br>
And do you think it's possible for her to be developing a soy allergy at this age?
 

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You can develop an allergy at any time.<br>
You can change symptoms.<br>
It's also possible that she may have an intolerance to one food and an allergy to another.
 

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My 4 yo DD has similar allergies (dairy, egg, peanut, nuts, shellfish). I don't know the product you use but she could be reating to the soy, or one of the other ingredients. We have to be careful with Annatto a natural coloring made from a tree seed, as it will give her hives in her elbow (and in large quantities cause severe gastric upset - not a fun night!).<br><br>
Have you done testing?
 

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We did a blood test when she was 3 months old, a skin test when she was 1 and another skin test when she turned 2.<br><br>
The milk allergy has lessened, but the nuts and eggs have remained high. Our allergist said to try giving her milk and eggs in baked goods and she has done really well with that. No flare ups since we started.<br><br>
I'm wondering if we've created a reaction to soy or something else since that's what we've used as a substitute for dairy. *sigh*<br><br>
We just moved to Hawaii so we haven't found her a new allergist yet. We're supposed to test again when she turns 3.
 

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It sounds like it's a reaction to the type of margarine but don't rule out other things like canola/rapeseed oil, which could be in the bagel, could be in the margarine, could be in the pancakes (I'm not familiar w/that type of margarine). The reaction doesn't sound like text book hives, but skin reactions come in different types.<br><br>
Also, we've found that sometimes even when DS is allergic, he doesn't always react - there's a sort of threshold so to speak. He'll reach a point of exposure that's too much for his body - it's not that you created an allergy, it's that the body may have reached a point that it can't handle.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We did a blood test when she was 3 months old, a skin test when she was 1 and another skin test when she turned 2.<br><br>
The milk allergy has lessened, but the nuts and eggs have remained high. Our allergist said to try giving her milk and eggs in baked goods and she has done really well with that. No flare ups since we started.</div>
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It seems odd that if the eggs remained high that they'd tell you to try it. Usually they wait for it to go down THEN have you slowly reintroduce it.
 

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I thought it was a little odd too- trying egg even though it was high. But maybe it wasn't high enough to be considered that dangerous? I have no idea.<br><br>
Her skin is clear today and she drank soy milk at breakfast with no problem. I wonder if it could also be the fake snow she and her mama were using the morning when her skin broke out.<br><br>
Thanks for all of your thoughts. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Allergies are such fun. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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Do you keep a food journal? Sometimes they can have delayed reaction when it comes to things like types of skin reactions and ezcema. DS has had reactions show up a few hours later and in the case of eczema, it doesn't always surface until the next day.<br><br>
Anyway, a food journal can just help you keep track of what your child was exposed to.
 
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