Around 7 months we found out Charlie was allergic to eggs. Our nanny had given her a tiny (size of a dime) piece of scrambled egg (with our permission of course) and she had an allergic reaction. She started out itching like crazy, then her face became swollen with hives. The hives and rash continued down her arms and hands. When I got the call at work, I sped home as fast I could because we didn't have any benadryl at home. I was praying the whole way home that our nanny wouldn't call me saying she had to take her to the ER because her airway was becoming obstructed or something like that. Luckily, the situation wasn't worse and everything seemed fine after an hour or so.
At Charlie's 9 month appointment, the pediatrician suggested we get her blood drawn to confirm the egg allergy. After going through this and receiving the confirmation, we made an appointment with a pediatric allergist.
The allergist suggested doing some other testing, because you know, odds are she is allergic to something else he said. We tested for nuts, seeds, soy, and the flu vaccination.
As you can see, Charlie is also allergic to nuts (especially cashews). Yes, I'm now a peanut butter mom. You know the ones that ask if peanut butter is in every single thing...or the ones that prohibit their child from eating anything baked at another home just in case there was cross contamination with nuts. The allergist said she will most likely grow out of the egg allergy (and can probably eat pasta, baked goods, etc.) and has a 20 percent change of growing out of the peanut allergy. So here's to positive thinking!