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Nate had a small reaction yesterday
Nate had a small mystery peanut reaction yesterday, but we solved the mystery. We're 99% sure it was an orange that had been peanut dusted at the store. I'll explain.
He was eating breakfast - Organic Raisin Bran, Silk (Light), and an orange.
His dad noticed a big red hive (1-2 inch)next to Nate's mouth. We checked Nate for other symptoms, and he said he didn't have any, thankfully.
I wondered about the orange being an irritant...he was eating a slice with the skin still on, and it was rubbing against his mouth a bit. He does this all the time, though, without reaction, so I dismissed the idea.
We gave him a dose of Benedryl and he was fine within 20 minutes.
I wrote an e-mail to Kellog's to check on the Organic Raisin Bran x-contam risk. I'll post back here and in Manufacturers if it turns out there's a risk.
Later that night, Glen and I went to the grocery store (Wal-Mart--we're semi-rural) and I noticed that the netted bags of oranges were in an open bin next to plastic bags of PEANUTS. I asked Glen if those were the type of oranges he had bought, and he said "yep--mystery solved."
I don't really have any questions--I think we have an answer--but I just wanted to share the story.
Be aware of the peanut displays in your store, and wash all your fruit! You don't know where it's been. : )