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1 Hive after eating peanut butter cereal
Hi I am new here and this is my first post. I have an almost 4 year old son who was "diagnosed" with peanut allergy at a little over a year old. The reason why diagnosed is in quotes is because he tested positive on Rast and on SPT. We were originally at the allergist for a dairy allergy, and the Dr. decided to test for peanuts. My son had never had a peanut bfore this time. I was shocked when it came back positive. The Dr. said well he has a peanut allergy and you need an epi pen. That was all.
So fast forard almost 3 years, and he is now 4 with a confirmed egg allergy and is no longer allergic to dairy. In the past few months I know he ate a few cookies that had peanuts in them and he had no reaction. I also gave him 5 Reece pieces again no reaction. So at this point in time I am assuming he really doesn't have a peanut allergy and it was just a false postivie and considering his rast was only 1.1 it made me feel like he was fine and not allergic.
Well yesterday he asked to eat peanut butter puff cereal. So I slowly gave him some, epi in hand. I gave him 10 he was fine, I gave him 10 more he was fine.... He had a total of 100 in about a 1/2 hour period. He was fine, no reaction. About 1 1/2 hours later he developed a hive on his cheek. He told me he had an itchy bump and sure enough 1 single hive. I checked him over and watched him very carefully. No other reaction. The hive disappeared in about an hour.
So what I was wondering was is this a reaction? Is he really allergic after all? I'm just trying to figure out what this all means. I called his Dr. and am waiting for a call back, but I was hoping for some input from other parents.
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