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- 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
Doctor as PA parent- an honest account
Trouble in a nutshell
I think many doctors, myself included, have a tendency to be suspicious when patients tell us about their allergies. Now I understand why people seem to wonder if my son James isn't allergic after all. If I hadn't seen the results of the skin test at the allergist's office, I might not believe it either. Or I might try not to
By Lara Hazelton
The day had barely started when I heard my daughter call out: "Mom, James has peanut butter toast."
"OK, honey," I said, distracted. "I'll get it away from him in a second."
It was one of those mornings that defines multi-tasking. My husband had already left for work, and I was trying to get the children and myself ready for the day while restoring the kitchen to some semblance of order before the nanny arrived.
Breakfast, as usual, was being eaten like one of those progressive meals where diners wander from one locale to another, picking up courses as they go. Peanut butter toast for my daughter in the TV room was the last course.
I finished putting the dishes in the dishwasher, absentmindedly took the toast away from the baby and picked him up. I carried him upstairs, my daughter close behind me.
I was just telling her to get dressed for school when I noticed the baby was scratching more than usual. I looked down at him and realized he had hives. On his chest, on his arms, on his face. I immediately thought of the peanut butter, the tiny ort of peanut butter on the crust of whole-wheat toast. The baby seemed utterly unconcerned, scratching away at his arm