2nd reaction

Posted on: Wed, 03/28/2001 - 1:38am
CarsonsMom's picture
Joined: 02/11/2001 - 09:00

pMy son's second reaction was at the allergist office. We went to see a new allergist because we were not happy with the first one we had seen. /p
pMy husband was in the play area with my son when my son came up to him with a cracker in his hand with a bite taken out of it. My husband and I were examining the cracker when my son opened the toy cabnet and pulled out a plastic wrap that said "peanut butter crackers". My son is 20 months old./p
pWe went in and told the nurse what had just happened and she called the doctor in the room (the doctor was extremely nice). My son at the time wasn't having any symptoms but the doctor didn't want to take any chances and gave him some benadryl. We went on with the consult and kept an eye on him to see if he was getting any symptoms. About 5 minutes went by and he started getting a couple of hives on his face and scratching his chest. The doctor then decided to give him the "epi pen" and called an ambulance to bring us to the ER. We only stayed in the ER for about 20 minutes and the doctor said he felt that we could go home and just to keep an eye on him and that if he started getting more symptoms to administer another epi pen and go the the er again./p
pThank God he was fine after that reaction. When we got home, he was exhausted and wanted to sleep, of course I was terrified of putting him to bed. I was in his room about every 5 to 10 minutes making sure everything was ok. /p
pHis first reaction was actually much worse then this one, perhaps because we didn't act as fast as the doctor did since we weren't sure what was going on the first time. I could't believe how fast everything happened. I don't know if I would have given him the Epi Pen so quickly after without many symptoms, but know I know If I to do so./p
pI was very pleased in how the Doctor handled everthing and everyone in the office was so nice. I will however make a point on letting them know that they should either have signs saying "No food allowed" or take some precautions so that this wont happen to anyone eles. /p
pI guess you never know when we will come in contact with peanuts./p

Posted on: Fri, 03/30/2001 - 7:03am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Carson'sMom, How scary for you! The allergist's office is the last place that I would expect to find peanut butter crackers!!!! I'm so glad that your son is okay....and I'm glad that you felt good about the way the Dr. and staff handled the situation.
I have a two year old son who is in to EVERYTHING, and I'm constantly scared that he will find his way into some peanut-product.
Take care, and thanks for sharing your experience with us.

Posted on: Thu, 03/14/2002 - 5:42am
smack's picture
Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

I wonder if your child is developing a new allergy to something?
If he had ate these foods without a reaction before, it could be that it's not peanut contamination but a new allergy to something in the ingredients.
Just a possibility, I'm thinking the same thing with my son's hive today. I feel a little stupid going on about 1 hive when you or anyone elses child has had a serious reaction but it astounded me.
Worth keeping a diary on the foods he ate that day, avoid them like the plaque, since his reaction sounds pretty severe.
[This message has been edited by smack (edited March 14, 2002).]

Posted on: Thu, 03/14/2002 - 3:31pm
momjd's picture
Joined: 02/24/2002 - 09:00

My ds reacted to something about 3 weeks ago and I am assuming it was the Ragu spaghetti sauce that I served him. I did not think that it was cross-contamination though, instead I assumed that he was also allergic to tomatoes. What kind of pasta sauce were you using? FWIW, his reaction to the pasta sauce (presumably a previously undetected tomoato allergy) was as bad or worse than any he had from peanuts or any of his other known allergens.

Posted on: Fri, 03/15/2002 - 9:48am
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Joined: 12/26/1999 - 09:00

Smack & MomJD

Posted on: Sat, 03/16/2002 - 12:35am
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Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

Oakley's Mom,
I brought up "web abbreviations" up for you in the "Off topic" section, that should help you deciphering any code any of us use.


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