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By kruegert on Thu, 07-29-10, 18:04

Hello everyone!

My little girl was diagnosed with a peanut allergy ~2 weeks ago. We were eating baked flounder, steamed carrots and PB & J sandwiches for supper when she suddenly started scratching at her chest. Before I even registered what was happening, her face was full of hives and her right eye was swollen shut. I was 99.9% positive it was a fish allergy because her sandwich looked untouched, but we went thru the skin testing and the only thing she reacted to was peanuts. I'm a little overwhelmed right now, but I'm slowly getting used to reading every label. I'm the most nervous about her spending the night with the grandparents.....

Glad to be a part of this site!

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By cervonil on Thu, 07-29-10, 18:48

Welcome, it is horribly scary! Did you have to take her to the ER, or did you give her Benadryl? I got some books from the library for me and my parents to read. Also joined a local support group - which has been wonderful.

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By kruegert on Fri, 07-30-10, 14:41

I brought her to the ER. I'm a Pharmacist and I didn't even have any Benadryl at my house (which was very embarrassing to admit to the MD at the ER!!)

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By BestAllergySites on Fri, 07-30-10, 18:15

Welcome to peanutallergy.com! I'm sorry to hear of your daughters reaction. I know how scary that can be.

This site has a wealth of information and never be afraid to ask any questions.

Always keep your EpiPen on hand and obviously avoid peanut products. It does get easier in time.

Good luck!

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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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