Our directory is intended as a resource for people with peanut and nut allergies. It contains foods, helpful products, and much more.
- What is a Peanut Allergy
- Foods to Avoid
- The Allergic Reaction
- Recognizing and Treating Anaphylaxis
- Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
- Medical ID Bracelets
- Support Groups
Peanut Free and Nut Free
Other Food Allergies
New to all this...
My son is almost 5 months old & he's been plagued with eczema since around 2 months old. It started at his scalp/face & has since spread to his entire body. He recently had a RAST (not a CapRAST) done & came back positive for wheat & peanuts. According to Labcorp's test/scale, his scores were .36 for peanut (class 2) & .60 for wheat (class 3). The doc said that since he's so young & his immune system's still developing, that these results weren't 100% reliable. But I've since (for a little over a week now) cut out all wheat & peanuts from my diet (I'm nursing)...which has been hard since I'm a carb & peanut butter-aholic. :|
I guess I'm looking for any hope that my son will outgrow these allergies. Not sure how long it takes to see results, but so far I haven't seen any improvement in his skin as a result of the new diet. He did look a whole lot better (not 100% though) after 2 uses of "Desonide," the steroid cream the doc gave us. The 1st perscription the doc recommended (Dermasmooth) had peanut oil in it & I didn't want to take a chance!
On another note, I'm finding conflicting RAST scales online though & am confused. If anyone can shed some light on any of this, I'd be very grateful!!