Class 2 Allergy
I'm new to posting, but have been reading alot the past 2 weeks. My 15 Month old son had a reaction after eating sliced apples with a smidge of peanut butter (less than a teaspoon total). His lips and eyes swelled up -- took him to ER and they gave Benadryl and Orepred and he was fine within about 30 minutes. We took him for testing and he tested negative to apples and positive (class 2) to peanuts. I'm just trying to figure out what that means exactly. Obviously, I've read all about cross contamination and what all peanuts can be in, but could that small amount cause anaphylaxis in someone who is class 2? I will do whatever it takes to keep him safe, but also don't want to go unnecessarily overboard and not enjoy life...Since he's only 15 months, it's pretty easy to control what actually goes into his mouth, but it'a little harder with what people around him eat. Do you think he could be affected by someone else eating peanuts around him, what about may contains? We meet with the allergist again on Monday, so maybe some of these will be answered then.
Thanks for your help!!!