>100 Cap RAST & Questions

Posted on: Tue, 06/17/2003 - 3:31pm
Driving Me Nutty's picture
Joined: 05/01/2003 - 09:00


Posted on: Wed, 06/18/2003 - 3:11am
river's picture
Joined: 07/15/1999 - 09:00

Hi Pamela and welcome!
The frustrating thing about peanut allergy is that it is so mysterious. You cannot predict a reaction based on past history or on RAST tests. If you're allergic than you are allergic and must be vigilant in your eating habits, and prepared for the worst, (ie. epi-pen everywhere and always.)
From what I understand of RAST numbers, they go up and down all of the time. The big concern is if they turn up at all.
It's not simple adapting to the peanut allergy lifestyle, as I'm sure you're learning, but it can be done.
Living with PA doesn't mean that you have to go without goodies---only that you have to be very selective in what goodies you do eat.
As for smell reactions. There are many reliable people on these boards who can testify that smell reactions do exist.
For my own son, I don't allow him anywhere that this possibility could be tested.

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