Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A little bit of hope!

At Brody's last check-up with the allergist, we discussed the possibility of Brody being able to tolerate baked-in egg given the fact that his RAST numbers for egg have been consistently dropping over the past few years. Studies have shown that many egg allergic individuals are able to consume foods containing extensively heated egg. The reason for this is that the higher temperatures used for these baked goods destroy the egg proteins enough that the allergic antibodies are not able to recognize them.

So we are very excited to announce that in April of this year Brody will be undergoing an in-office food challenge for baked-in egg. And if he passes that test with flying colors, he may also test for raw egg! I have a very good feeling that the baked-in egg challenge will go very smoothly with no reactions. The thought of once again being able to bake cakes, muffins, and cookies with eggs as an ingredient actually makes me giddy! Please send us good vibes for the April challenge!!!

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