231441 tn?1333892766

baby egg allergy?


does this sound like allergy reaction. My baby is now 6 1/2 months.

We started solids just the past 2 weeks. First time we tried egg yolk no problem.  Second time, she threw up after about an hour - and was quite unwell/ subdued for a while.  I didn't connect it with the egg.  Thought maybe from the travel, or something.  We tried egg yolk a week later.  She threw up violently within a few minutes of the first spoon.

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egg allergy may be caused by even milk powder, dairy whitener or tea bags
Dr A K Govil
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231441 tn?1333892766

thank you very much for your advice.

We only tried a little bit of egg yolk, less than 1/2 tsp (mixed with breast milk) as we were advised it is a nutritious first food.  Anyway, we will wait for some months and then try a very small amount again.

She is eating very small amounts of mashed vegetables (pumpkin, carrot, peas, with a little meat added with no apparent problems). Other than this she is exclusively breastfed. We will delay dairy, grains and possible problem foods.

My family seem to have a lot of allergy, with some of her cousins having problems with bananas, high amine, high salicilate foods, among others - and me and my sisters having problems with other foods (asthma induced by concentrated tomato products), coeliac issues. So I will try to be more cautious with her foods.
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351246 tn?1379682132
Welcome to the forum!
Generally allergy to egg is due to the white portion and not due to the yolk. However you have started egg pretty early. The yolk is too heavy for your little one to digest now. Wait till she is eight months plus. Then also introduce a boiled egg’s yolk, just a small bite to start with. Once she is comfortable with the taste and the item, slowly you can increase the portions to a whole egg yolk at a time.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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