general anxiety and peanut allergy?
Good evening. I am new to this site and hopefully I can have some questions answered. My 7 yo daughter has a peanut allergy - she had an anaphylactic reaction when she was 3 after ingesting 2 reeses pieces. My son, has a legume allergy (has reacted to peas and beans) and tests positive to peanuts. We've been handling things very well, so far. Husband, son and I eat wowbutter or sun butter. I keep all "may contain peanuts" out of my house completely. The only thing I have in my cupboards that could potentially be a problem are some of my protein bars (but they are in a labeled/closed ziplock up high). They only contain tree nuts and my daughter and son have not tested positive to that.
Currently, my biggest concern is my daughter's anxiety around food situations. I'm starting to notice my daughter's anxiety level rise in situations where she is around food...we left a birthday party at cake time last week (because she was hot?!?!) and I had even brought a sweet treat for her. Today, she refused to eat the gold fish that I poured her because I was holding my unwrapped protein bar (that contained tree nuts NOT peanuts). I hadn't touched her goldfish or my bar...
Is this common? Yesterday, she wouldn't drink a water bottle because it was near raw meat (doubly wrapped) in my fridge...at first I was so proud of her for being conscientious, but now I feel that she is teetering between being conscientious and being obsessive....
I'd love any and all advice and/or info. Thanks.
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