we are joining the club...

No replies
By george on Thu, 02-23-12, 06:00

Hello all. We have recently discovered that our son is allergic to peanuts.

I would appreciate some insights and comments on what I am going to write. We are a bit worried about all this consider nobody in my family or my wife's family is allergic to anything.

Here is how it happened. 2 Days ago my son had just before he went to bed some peanuts, a mix of them but he selected most of the pistachios. Then he had a glass of warm milk and still stayed for 2 hours up before we put him to bed.

In the morning we simply got taken of our feet, more the 30% of the upper body was swallowed and he we as red arround the spots and he said it hearts a bit in the spots and he was scratching.

We took him to the doctor and as usual the local doctors say "no worries" and gave us a syrup. Then we decided to take him to emergency and the guys there said the words steroids and we refused.

Now he is home and already 48+ hours into this reaction and he is not getting better. The swelling disappeared one still on the forehead and everything now turned to a soft pink/red spot.

My wife put him also on antibiotics because on top of the reaction he was bitten by a mosketor and the spot got a bit read...

We are new to this and we would appreciate your comments.

Considering the reaction was not immediate as I said it lasted 2 hours until he got to be and I did not see anything untill the morning, how long will such a reaction will last?

Groups: None

Peanut Free and Nut Free Directory

Peanut-Free/Nut-Free Directory

Our directory is intended as a resource for people with peanut and nut allergies. It contains foods, helpful products, and much more.

Close x

Sign up for our newsletter and receive a free peanut-free snack guide.

Stay on top of your allergy with recipes, lifestyle tips and more.


PeanutAllergy.com Social



Where do you get your peanut allergy information?
The internet
My allergist
Friends or family
Total votes: 7