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By zeena2 on Thu, 09-02-10, 02:10

Hi, I'm new to peanutallergy.com, but not new to being a peanut allergy mom. My daughter has a severe peanut allergy, which we have been dealing with for many years. Thankfully, she doesn't have any reactions, even though she tests as a 6+ on a scale of 1-4 for the skin prick test. Which is a severe allergy. Anyone else pretty much reaction free? I've wondered if that's unusal, but I'm just glad she doesn't have the reactions. With her testing at such a severe level, I find it hard to believe that we are just so careful, but you never know. I've started a couple of zazzle stores with peanut allergy designs that I've made. It's hard to find great designs that kids would like to wear.

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By Mrsdocrse on Sun, 09-05-10, 10:53

Hi
My son has has a few mild reactions and one fairly significant one. We are very careful. We check labels and don't eat "may contains" or "Made in the same facility foods." Has your daughter ever had a reaction? or Did she just test positive?

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By zeena2 on Sun, 09-05-10, 12:15

She had a reaction the first time she tasted peanut butter. It was a very tiny amount of peanut butter and she had a significant enough reaction that we know there was a problem, but it was not a severe reaction. She's also had a couple mild reactions when she was in kindergarten to what we believed to be from something she ate during snack time. She tested at a level 3 on the RAST and on the skin prick test she tested at a 6+ on a scale of 1-4. We are very fortunate that she has not had any type of reaction since kindergarten. She is a 7th grader now. She does carry an epi pen with her at all times. It does scare me that she will have a major reaction just out of nowhere, though.

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By Mrsdocrse on Mon, 09-06-10, 00:22

Wow that is great, that is a long time. You must have taught your daughter well. My son is 10 and in the 4th grade I am getting more nervous now that he is older and wants do do things away from me.

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By BestAllergySites on Sun, 09-05-10, 16:03

Zeena2 - Welcome to peanutallergy.com!

Your daughter keeping reaction free is a great thing. It means she and you are both doing your jobs. :)

My son is 7 and has had only a handful of reactions. We were starting to think it meant he was no longer allergic and was never seriously allergic.

We did a new blood test and found out that he is still very allergic and severely so.

It helped us to see that we were doing enough to keep him safe. But it also keeps us on our toes because we know we still have to be on top of things.

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Disclaimer: I'm a food allergy advocate and mom of a food allergic child. I am NOT an allergist. My comments are based on my research and experiences. Please speak to your doctor regarding medical concerns.

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