Our directory is intended as a resource for people with peanut and nut allergies. It contains foods, helpful products, and much more.
- What is a Peanut Allergy
- Foods to Avoid
- The Allergic Reaction
- Recognizing and Treating Anaphylaxis
- Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
- Medical ID Bracelets
- Support Groups
Peanut Free and Nut Free
Other Food Allergies
shaylyns first reaction (long post)
Hi all, I am new to this whole allergy thing. Our 4 year old DD just had her first anaphylatic reaction to a pistachio nut. My husband gave her one which she chewed up, started to swallow then began gagging and coughing, her bottom lip started to swell,her face swelled, when she came up stairs to me I could hardly recognize her, when he said he gave her the pistachio I knew what was happening, we called 911. By the time the paramedic's got to us (about 7-10 minutes)her face was so swollen all you could see were the tips of her eye lashes, her lips were just blobs of flesh,her tongue was swollen,she looked like someone had dunked her in hot grease, hot and beet red and she was not moving any air thru her lungs! They did the standard Epinephrine, Benadryl and Decadron, then rushed her to the local hospital, we spent five hours in E.R. and then admitted her to the Pediatric Special Care Unit because of the severity of the reaction and swelling. She was released late the next day. It scared the life out of me!! We have had her scratch tests and she is TNA/PA, off the scale as the allergist put it. Besides that she has asthma. I find myself waiting for something to happen, does it ever get any easier? Do you ever learn to relax again? Today she was at gymnastics and she came out with hives on her back, gave her Benadryl right away and that helped. But I was a panic. This whole thing is soooo scary!! I have been reading everything I can get my hands on in regards to Nut Allergies, Peanut Allergies and Allergies in general. Is anyone else this obsessive about having all information out there. I feel like I can't have to much info. I am in the process of looking for a support group in my area, Colorado Springs, CO. Haven't found one yet. Thanks for listening, I just needed to vent my concern about this whole anaphylatic allergy thing.
Alicia, mom to
Edward-24 years- sulfa drugs
Cody-11 years-PA/TNA,cockroaches,dust mites,grass,tree,weeds,mold,mosquito
Shaylyn-7 years-PA/TNA,all legumes,all peas,egg,dog,cat,molds,weeds, Amoxicillian,Zithromax,Asthma