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
Are any of you adults with PA who have children?
I have a peanut allergy, as well as tree nuts, shellfish, and seafood. My DD is 4.5 and has never had any of these things in great quantities. She's never had seafood or shellfish and most nuts--she's had 1 exposure to peanuts (a PB cracker) and 1 exposure to hazelnuts (in a cookie). Neither resulted in a reaction.
Now she's getting ready for K and I have to introduce them to her so we can know if she's allergic or not... but the thought of doing so brings me into a panic. What if she has a reaction?
My allergist said she would blood test her if I wanted... but still it wouldn't be a great picture if she's had no known exposures.
So if you have PA or FAs and you have children, when did you introduce the things you are allergic to to them? How did you do it? Were you nervous at all?
This is really weighing on my heart. I know I can't live in fear, and I don't want to teach my daughter that... but I want to protect her from harm and in my mind, the things I'm allergic to = harm.