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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:30 pm 
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Hi all,

Just looking for some insight into a possible new allergy for my son. He's severly allergic to dairy and sesame seeds. We gave him Renee's cesear dressing the other day which is dairy free and sesame seed free (I called to confirm). But he got some small hives on his face after eating it. We tried it again with him and same thing.

I'm going to call his allergist to try and get him tested but not sure what for and in the meantime thought I'd see from you all what you thought. The only suspecting ingredients from what we can see would be possible mustard seeds? or the anchovies? We have avoided fish as we have suspected from another couple instances that there might be an allergy there but never have known whether it was maybe just reactions from traces of his known allergens. However, we tried tuna today on his arm to see if he would react (he's contact sesitive to his other allergens) but nothing happend.

So, can you have a fish allergy but only to certain types? Given the sesame seed allergy is mustard seeds in that family or allergenic??? Any thoughts would be welcome.

Thanks! :)


Jodi :)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:01 am 
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Yes to both questions. I would avoid both until the allergist determines which it was.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:23 pm 
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My vote would be mustard seeds. My daughter is allergic to mustard, and she refuses sesame seeds even though she doesn't seem to be allergic to them. They bother her, she claims. So there's some cross reaction here.

I'm allergic to anchovies but not to fish at all. I eat fish often, but anchovies will make me way sick.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:56 pm 
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Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated. I did manage to get Zachary into the allergist today and turns out he is allergic to fish. Stronger reaction to the fresh fish than salt water fish interesting enough didn't know there would be a difference with that sort of thing. Neither reactions though were as severe as what we saw happen with his dairy and sesame seed allergy testing so I'm taking that as a positive note out of the situation, although the allergist warned me that it may not necessarily mean that his fish allergy would not result in a severe reaction like his other allergies so we are suppose to avoid all fish. One more thing to add to the growing list of foods to avoid! Anyways, with regards to the mustard seed the allergist didn't have a test for this so we are suppose to just be careful with any products with mustard and watch for any reactions, and then if so come back to see him.

It's so sad that our children have to go through this. I'm cheering on for a cure to allergies!


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