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
Can you smell it?
My 3yo is PA. Today we went to a birthday party at a commercial birthday party place. As we were signing in I could smell peanut/butter. It was so odd. I just stopped and looked around slowly...wide eyed. The lady checking us in asked me something and I said "I smell peanut butter" and she nodded. She was eating it right then. sigh. She had just stamped DS with a party symbol on his hand. He was fine...we were fine....besides being appauled that people eat while at work when they are working with the public (this happened to me with a checker at Trader Joe's too) but anyway....my question to you adults with PA is......can you smell it?
My sense of smell alerted me to potential danger for him....but will he be able to do the same for himself someday? He has never successfully eaten any peanut butter.
And if you can smell it....does it smell sweet or rancid? To me it smells good and makes me feel warm and fuzzy - although that is fading fast.