Hi,My son (and I myself) was diagnosed 15 years ago with whey and soy protein allergy. We followed a very strict diet for many years. Needless, to say, we were very healthy for many years too. About 5 years ago we slowly re-introduced milk products into our diet, the occasional pizza or yogurts. It went well for a couple of years. Now my son is 18 years and training to become a professional ballet dancer. (Sometimes up to 8 hours a day). His trainer is worried about his external look, saying he looks too skinny (and wondering if the mother is feeding her son well...). Then suddenly last week he had a few days when his whole body was covered in legions. Acute urticaria was the diagnosis. All whey consumption stopped. Also the medication he was put onto. He is good again. We will leave out Diery product for a while. I was wondering if there is a certain supplement (like amino acid tablets bbc) to support his heavy training? Or will the use of extra amino acids also be dangerous? Thanks.
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 17
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Thanks for your question.
Whey protein intolerance is commonly seen with dairy allergies as well.
Can your son tolerate other forms of protein like chicken, steak, fish, lentils?
I am under the impression that he can tolerate these other protein sources. We suddenly eat much more fish however (to boost his protein intake).
He also consumes a lot of omega 3 fish oil tablets everyday.
So he can increase intake of these proteins.
Also he can have brown rice protein powder which is also easily absorbable.
Any protein energy drink without whey and soy, should be tolerable emphasizing on the above sources of proteins.
Lentils, legumes, beans are also good sources of plant proteins.
Peas are also good source of protein.
If he tolerates eggs, then egg protein is another great source.
Thanks. I am aware of all the "greens" that will support his diet. I was wondering if he has developed a sudden allergy for eggs... since he has them now every morning for breakfast. I thought that might have been the trigger for the urticaria.
The other question: the amino acid tablets: is it recommendable to use those with savety?
Amino acid tablets can be used as long as they do not contain whey or soy protein.
If the urticaria returns with the eggs again, then this should be tested by the allergy test for confirmation.