There's not much info out there, except that cinnamon allergy is pretty common. Much of the allergy is contact dermatitis. That's not too bad, you might say. A rash that goes away is one thing, but a rash that turns into peeling and cracking fingertips is quite painful and annoying. And I've traced it to clay... CLAY! I can't throw or I break out!
Anyway, back to cinnamon allergy. S has it and it's getting worse. She's had it since she was at least 1 and she ate a cinnamon bun and got a little rash under her lip. Now, she gets an immediate red rash around her mouth, bright red and puffy lips and probably tongue, though not so bad her speech is affected. We just give her benadryl. It's really annoying when we cook with ready to use stuff, like canned stewed tomatoes or pasta sauce or bread crumbs, and she breaks out even though cinnamon is not listed. What IS listed is "spice" or "spices." They want to keep their recipe secret, but it's aggravating to me. Even The Food Allergy and Anaphalaxis Network doesn't have any info on cinnamon allergy. There should be a list of dangerous foods, of brands, something.
As for the other kid, she seems to be completely over her milk and egg allergies. We're positive on the egg, but we're still taking it easy on the milk. She tried yogurt today and did not like it. She still drinks enriched rice milk and is growing fine, so I'm not going to switch that. I'm just giving her things with milk as an ingredient and baking with milk again. Not doing butter either.
So, I'm cooking more normally, but I'm still watchful for cinnamon (spice!!!), tree nuts (also S) and strawberries. Girls are also sensitive to red dye. If anyone finds anything about cinnamon allergy safe foods, let me know.