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Pork&cow skin &bones: Gelatin is not made from fat but from animal skin & bones; about 44% comes from pig skin, 28% from cow hides & 27% from the bones of cows, pigs and horses. A tiny amount is derived from fish but this is labelled as such- it is produced for those who don't eat mammals. Most capsules in drugs and supplements are made from gelatin but many supps are made from vegcaps derived from cellulose. ...Read more
My son is 10 and has a gelatin, beef, pork allergy? Is there data on likelihood of outgrowing allergy? What are desensitization protocols? Thx
Workup/Mgt: I would suggest avoidance to these foods and then having a CAP test repeated which will provide the level of response called a specific IgE level. This level may be followed over time. Some food allergies wane over time, but I would advise a visit with your pediatrician to discuss further options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
COOK IT: Thoroughly and minimize salt as a spice. ...Read more
Almost certainly: The only issue with pork is a parasite called trichinea which can enter your body from poorly cooked pork and cause muscular pain, dysfunction and heart problems. Most pork is raised in conditions where this infection is extremely rare and it is highly likely that yours did not have the infestation. Despite the anti-government regulation movement, this is a reason why we have FDA inspections. ...Read more
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