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Peanut Free and Nut Free
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Do reactions get worse...
With each exposure?? Or is that not something that can be predicted?? I am just trying to understand.
My son's assumed first exposure was what my ped called borderline anaphylactic but not severe. He broke out in hives on his hands and face and got all red and blotchy and started batting at his tongue and screaming and drooling a lot. I poured benedryl down his throat (didn't measure honestly... he probably got 1.5 times his normal dose) and it cleared up. He never threw up or showed any signs of breathing difficulty or anything like that.
We got epi-pen jrs the next day and based on my understanding I wouldn't need to give him a shot for a reaction like that right?? My allergist said only for systemic reaction (not just skin reactions) so any problems breathing or if he throws up. Is that correct??
His SPTs for peanuts weren't huge... 3+ both times. Does that mean that his reactions won't be as bad?? Or is there no corellation there??
He is on daily Zyrtec (for other allergies) which the allergist said would help minimize reactions. I am just trying to understand what to expect in the future.
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