Peanut Exposure, no reaction?
Hello! This is my first post...ever. My son was diagnosed last october w/peanut allergy. A couple of hives from pretzels were the first clue, but I figured he got salt in a scratch or something and it flared up. Then he nibbled a bit of his sister's leftover PB&J crust, and got another hive. And a scoop of vanilla ice cream gave him an itchy ear and a giant eczema patch behind his ear. And so here we are. We have been extra careful since then, and thus, have had no reactions. Well, about a month ago, he was at Grandma's house and managed to get a hold of a peanut butter jar. He didn't open the jar, and so I know he didn't eat much, but I do know that he had a thin smear of peanut butter on his lip that he was licking. Now comes the question. He had no reaction. None. Does anyone know why? He got hives from a pretzel stick, so I know it wouldn't take much to give him a reaction. He was fine. A month later and I'm still in shock. We, of course, are NOT giving it another go, but I'm curious to see if anyone else has had something like this happen?
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