login
Food Allergy Support is now on Twitter. Follow us @FASupport. You may also follow our Tweets in our new global footer at the bottom of the page here at FAS!

Author Topic: Baked Milk Challenge  (Read 1417 times)

Description: Epic fail

Offline GingerPye

  • Moderator
  • Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 15,095
Baked Milk Challenge
« on: July 24, 2014, 05:04:51 PM »
My DD had a baked milk challenge today at the hospital with our allergist.  We found out she's still allergic.  Boy, is she still allergic.  She ate a tiny bite of a cake baked with milk, and within ONE MINUTE had symptoms that required epinephrine.  Sad, sad day.  She's fine ...... the epinephrine took care of it, along with Zyrtec.

We were all amazed at how quickly it happened.  Almost instantaneous.  She had throat itching and she said it felt like her tongue was starting to swell; her ears began to itch (inside), and she became very nauseous.

Ate a teeny bite and then BOOM.  Epi.  Challenge done.  All within 5 minutes.
 :-/
DD, 21 - MA/EA/PA/env./eczema
DS, 18 - MA/EA/PA/env./asthma/passed baked milk challenge
DH - adult-onset asthma
me - env. allergies, exhaustion, & mental collapse ...

Offline becca

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 11,607
Re: Baked Milk Challenge
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2014, 05:55:00 PM »
 :-[

So sorry that happened.  But better to know she needs to be so very careful of milk headed off to college.  Ugh. 

 :grouphug: :heart:
dd with peanut, tree nut and egg allergy(can do some baked items)

Offline GingerPye

  • Moderator
  • Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 15,095
Re: Baked Milk Challenge
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2014, 05:56:41 PM »
Yes, now we know.  We knew years ago that she was allergic to milk --- but had hoped that with time and growth, she had outgrown or at least would tolerate baked milk. 

Going to try for baked egg in a few weeks.
DD, 21 - MA/EA/PA/env./eczema
DS, 18 - MA/EA/PA/env./asthma/passed baked milk challenge
DH - adult-onset asthma
me - env. allergies, exhaustion, & mental collapse ...

Offline my3guys

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1,693
Re: Baked Milk Challenge
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2014, 06:49:32 AM »
So sorry GP :grouphug: Like becca said, better to confirm that in an allergist's office than off at college.

Offline GoingNuts

  • Moderator
  • Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 8,578
Re: Baked Milk Challenge
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2014, 08:34:52 AM »
Oh GP, I'm so sorry.  Deep inside we all get our hopes up and it's so disappointing to have them dashed.   :console:

How does DD feel about it? 
"Speak out against the madness" - David Crosby
N.E. US

Offline MaryM

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2,033
Re: Baked Milk Challenge
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2014, 11:47:12 AM »
Oh no, GP.  I just saw this.  I'm so, so sorry.   I know how disappointed you must be feeling. :grouphug: I'm glad your DD is ok. 
« Last Edit: July 25, 2014, 11:57:57 AM by MaryM »

Offline joanna5

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1,027
Re: Baked Milk Challenge
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2014, 02:04:22 PM »
Oh, no.  I'm so sorry.  That just freaking sucks. 
David (10/04): Allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, and mustard
Allison (9/06): NKA
Ryan (3/11): Allergic to milk and eggs

Offline GingerPye

  • Moderator
  • Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 15,095
Re: Baked Milk Challenge
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2014, 04:33:14 PM »
It does suck.  DD is okay about it; sad, but resigned to it, I guess.  She did really well during the whole thing -- very mature about it.  So, it is Business as Usual.  Hoping that the baked egg challenge goes better.

It's just that after so many years, with just a few reactions and nothing that required epi over the years, I started to doubt the allergy test results. 
DD, 21 - MA/EA/PA/env./eczema
DS, 18 - MA/EA/PA/env./asthma/passed baked milk challenge
DH - adult-onset asthma
me - env. allergies, exhaustion, & mental collapse ...

Offline Macabre

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 29,459
  • Don't Blink!
Re: Baked Milk Challenge
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2014, 10:11:12 AM »
Oh GP I'm so sorry. :heart:

I'm sooooooo glad you were able to convince the doctor to do it this summer. Good information to have. :grouphug:
Me: Sesame, shellfish, chamomile, sage
DS: Peanuts