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2-yr old son diagnosed with level 2 PA....questions?
My almost 2-yr old son was diagnosed yesterday with Level 2 peanut allergies. We had a blood test done for a runny nose and a cough that he has had off and on for at least a year. I assumed it was from dust or pets. However, the PA is the only thing that came back positive on the test. BTW, he has never eaten any peanut butter or peanuts before.
I have been reading up on this tonight and have gotten so much more info than the doctors told me. The Dr took it lightly saying it was just a moderate allergy and not to let him have PB for one more year and test again. My questions are:
Should I get rid of everything in the house that contains peanuts (including ice cream) even if he won't be eating it?
Is it impolite to ask playgroups & friends to not have peanut products out when at their home?
Is there anyone whose child had started with just a runny nose and turned into something much worse? Or just Level 2?
And, lastly we are vegetarians and eat a lot of soy products and I have read a lot of mixed results on whether to feed soy. Any input?
Thanks in advance for any helpful information and sharing your stories.
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