Posted in Food allergies, Parenting

Bring Out The Cheese!

Last Thursday, we went for Little Dude’s follow-up appointment with his pediatric allergist.  It was freezing cold and there was oddles of traffic so I’m super happy we took the train and subway to go to the hospital.

We first sat down with the doctor who asked how things were going allergy-wise.  She was thrilled when I told her that we had successfully introduced milk in baking and cooking.  I also talked about the insane reaction that Little Dude had after taking Amoxil a couple of months ago.  Then, after some more waiting in the toy-filled waiting room, we went back in to see the nurse who would conduct the scratch test.  This time, she skipped the synthesized dairy altogether and used a drop of fresh milk right off the bat.  I was really eager to see how it would go, because last time, the test spot started reacting before we were even out of the nurse’s office.

Well, it turns out that we would be receiving good news.

1.  Despite the fact that Charles did react again to the fresh milk, his reaction was so small that the allergist gave us the green light to try hard cheeses with Charles.  She went on to say that if the hard cheeses were ok, that we could then try softer ones and even yogurt!

2.  Because Charles’ reaction was smaller than the control spot, the allergist is pretty confident that Little Dude’s dairy allergy will be history by the time he’s 3.  We will have a follow-up appointment in 6 months to keep monitoring his progress.

3.  It turns out that the little guy isn’t allergic to penicillin.  Though he had an immune reaction, it wasn’t an allergic reaction.  It was a serum-sickness-like reaction to either a virus or the Amoxil.  Since there’s no way to know which it was, I was told to avoid the Amoxil, but told that other forms of penicillin should be fine.

Perhaps, by his 3rd birthday, Charles will be able to have some buttercream icing or whipped cream on his cake!

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Thirty-something year old discovering the joys and bumps of motherhood.

9 thoughts on “Bring Out The Cheese!

  1. Heureux de voir que Charles va bien et que ses allergies s’estompent. Toutefois quand tu dis :”but told that other forms of penicillin should be fine.” pour ma part c’est “should” qui me chicote un peu. Enfin je suis certain que la maman va gérer la situation de façon le plus sécuritaire possible. Pour ce qui est du:”fameux cheese cake de Papi Lou” ça va me faire plaisir dans faire :D.

    xxx

    1. Le “should” ramène seulement à la possibilité qu’il pourrait avoir une réaction semblable à un autre antibio incluant la pénicilline . Mais elle m’a rassuré qu’il n’était pas allergique à la pénicilline en général.

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