Saturday, February 21, 2009

Immunizations and Food Allergens

If your kids have severe food allergies, don't forget to talk to your pediatrician about the ingredients in their vaccines.
The food related ingredients of lactose, gelatin, egg protein and yeast protein may be available in sufficient quantities to cause reactions in susceptible kids. Rowan had to skip the influenza and MMR vaccine due to her egg allergy. She received the DTaP and Hep-A vaccine, which made her wheeze on the way home.
Next time she gets vaccines, we'll have to stay in the office and have her observed to make sure there are no reactions.

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