Possible Peanut Allergy?
My two year old has been eating peanut butter sandwiches for a year. I wouldn't say terribly often but often enough that I wouldn't expect a reaction (probably at least once or twice a month and we certainly don't avoid peanuts in other foods).
A few nights ago, I gave her a PBJ from Panera Bread (can't do their mac and cheese since my eldest is allergic to eggs and that would cause WW3 to have something different). She only ate a few bites and had some on her skin - it was loaded with pb and j. When I cleaned her up, she had hives all around her mouth and was rubbing her face. I gave her benadryl and the hives got better. I did hear her coughing some through the night in her sleep but went to check on her each time and she was fine.
I called and checked on the jelly and it's the same brand we use so couldn't be preservatives. The bread can't have eggs or my oldest would have reacted. She eats wheat products very often so can't be gluten. No other new foods were consumed that day.
So does this seem like a peanut allergy? Or just a fluke? Anyone else have a similar experience - where there were multiple exposures before first reaction?
Do I let her try it again and watch her closely or jump to getting her tested?
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