silvie25: Crash Into Me: SteelCity44:
We've done whole scrambled eggs for awhile. The first few times he had them, we made sure it was early in the day on a day we could watch for any type of reaction, but most reactions to eggs are gastrointestinal and will be discovered in the diaper any way. If you're still a little nervous, you can try a little egg white at first.
Hmm, where did you get that information from? Ten seconds after my DD started shoving eggs in her mouth she had hives all over her face and hands.
I think that's a one off. I like to think that most kids won't have egg allergies. But they need to have the one year waiting period in place for safety. Do you have a history of dairy allergies?
What's a one off? The skin reaction or the diaper issue? Most food allergies (aside from MSPI) are typically seen as a skin reaction upon the first few introductions to the food. In all honesty, my pedi suggests not pushing off food introductions. She recommends the sooner, the better. I asked about eggs & PB at DD's 9 month appointment, got the okay, and tried eggs a couple of days later. Due to the egg allergy, I held off on PB. Sure enough, DD reacted to PB as well.
Another poster said that most reactions to eggs present as gastrointestinal issues, but I don't think that's true. Vomiting, diarrhea, etc. are symptoms just like hives, itchy mouth/throat, etc.