PTSD after anaphylactic shock?
I have a child who just turned 5. She has multiple food allergies with peanut being very severe. She went into anaphylactic shock the first time she had a reaction. She was 3 and a half. Once she turned 4, she started having bad panic attacks whenever she loses sight of us (her parents) even if it's in the house. We have never left her alone and the shock is the only traumatic event I can think of. She remembers the event well. Her panic is incapacitating- she's wailing, screaming - a complete panic, even if I told her that I'm going into another room. After about a minute, she's all worked up into a frenzy. Has anyone else experienced this? I'm not sure how to balance staying clear of nuts and not terrifying her.
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