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
Six year old is allergic to peanuts ... now what
My 6 year old kindergartner has spent the last 3 years telling us and others he is allergic to peanuts, we have been telling him he just doesn't like them.
Well ... after eating a bite size snickers he was vomiting, broke out in head to toe hives and was begging for his nebulizer. Looks like he knew all along. His RaSt test came back as >100. Fortunately he doesn't like nuts or nut butter, so nothing to take away there ... but we are now dealing with how to handle breaking the allergy in mid school year (there is another pa kid in his class ... so we are part way there).
What I would really like is a check list of all the people and places I need to go talk to. I immediately went to his teacher, but partly because I was in denial until his blood test came back (last week) and party because I didn't think about it, I totally forgot about the lunch room and child care. Any "don't forget to tell ..." is appreciated ... dad is his cub scout leader, so that is covered.
His Dr has prescribed 2 epi-pens to be given 5 minutes apart ... what is the best way for my husband to carry them?
Sorry for the randomness ... I am still working through this.