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Peanut allergy and reactions getting worse
I have read that reactions to peanuts can get worse. First of all....don't think I am a bad mom for what I am about to tell you! : )
My son has never had a reaction to peanuts because he has never been exposed, he has, however had reactions to milk and eggs, which he is also allergic to. On Halloween, I ate a peanut butter cup (which I haven't eaten in a long, long time!) and gave my son a kiss on his neck and on his cheek about 5 minutes after eating it. A few minutes later, he got hives on both areas that I kissed him. (Only about 4 hives total).
This is the part that I feel really guilty about and I'm going to get a lot of slack about.....I told my husband what happened the next day and he didn't believe me, so I ate another peanut butter cup and kissed my son on the cheek. Sure enough, he got two hives right where I kissed him.
Here's my question...will his reactions most likely get worse with each exposure, or is it very different for each person? I will NEVER eat peanut butter again around my son, so he won't be exposed that way, but I'm still curious if his reactions will get worse. Thanks for the input!
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