Hi new here, my 16 month old recently diagnosed with severe PA
my name is Deanne, my daughter who is the light of my life, her name is Mya, recently saw an allergist who did the skin test and tested level 4 for peanuts, also for cats, and level 2 for shrimp.The reason she was referred to an allergist is because one day she had a small bite of a PB and jelly sandwich ( actually didn't swallow, she spit it out and threw it on the floor!) Her face and neck became bright red with tiny little hives! Very scary to see that.
I am a little upset about her visit to the allergist because it was very rushed and i really didn't have much time to ask questions. All she did was show me how to give epi, gave me an action plan printout. Told me to avoid peanuts, and shrimp duh!, and monitor for symptoms related to our kitty, so far she doesn't show any affects of having a cat in the house. So needless to say i am a little freaked out, i feel like calling her office to complain.
So here i am trying to learn as much as i can, but reading about horror stories on the internet just makes thing worse! just ordered 2 books on amizon. The doc told me that tree nuts were ok. One question i wonder about is should i avoid tree nut due to possibility of cross contamination? She also said that i could keep kitty as long as she doesn't show symptoms, but do not replace kitty.
Sorry i am long winded, just looking for any helpful hints and support. deanne