Allergic Reaction?

Posted on: Fri, 05/05/2000 - 11:40am
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Anonymous (not verified)

My husband took my son to story hour today. They had a special day today with a pinata and tortilla chips and salsa. My son ate the chips but not the salsa as it was spicy. My husband said that after they left the book store my son started coughing, rubbing his throat, and said, "Daddy, those chips made my tummy hurt." By the time he got home his eyes were a little puffy, he was still coughing, and scratching his head and neck. It was confirmed by the scratch test that he is allergic to peanuts and most tree nuts. I am going to call the allergist's office tomorrow and have them send me a list of everything that he was tested for (he was tested for at least 40 different things). I wonder (of course didn't read the label) if some are fried in peanut oil. He has eaten corn before and actually now that I think about it has eaten tortilla chips also. Do any of you know about tortilla chips?

Posted on: Fri, 05/05/2000 - 11:51am
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Joined: 03/03/2000 - 09:00

pIt sounds like an allergic reaction to me.. but i am not an expert!/p

Posted on: Sat, 05/06/2000 - 1:48am
Lisa M's picture
Joined: 03/07/1999 - 09:00

pHave you called the book store to find out what type of chips they served? Maybe they still have a partial bag lying around that you could read the ingredients. If not, maybe whoever bought the chips will remember the brand and you can check it out at the store./p

Posted on: Sat, 05/06/2000 - 9:38am
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Anonymous (not verified)

pI called the bookstore this afternoon and the brand name was On The Border (Cafe Style). I have never heard of this brand but I am just glad that nothing serious truly happened. My one friend whose daughter is anaphylactic to dairy said that he may not have had a full blown reaction because he is on Zyrtec. Could this stop him from having a full blown reaction?/p

Posted on: Thu, 02/05/2004 - 10:18am
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Joined: 08/23/2003 - 09:00

Sorry for your sons reaction.
My dd recently reacted to a Pasta Sauce and to some Potato Chips. Both were supposedly safe but turns out they weren't.
It is really hard to keep up with manufactures and there changes.

Posted on: Thu, 02/05/2004 - 11:47am
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Joined: 01/17/2004 - 09:00

I have stopped using bottled pre-made pasta sauce. I just feel I can not trust it to be completley safe. I had some Classico pasta sauce, and although the label did have an allergy warning it was for soy and dairy, nothing on it about peanut/tree nut. So a gut feeling I decided to call before using it, they were very nice and said that if there would be any chance of cross contamination or allergy it *would* be listed. When I prodded her some more stating I needed to know without a doubt, including using the same lines as other products, she finally said, well we do make a pesto suace that uses pinenuts, but they make that the last run of the day and then clean all the equipment. I asked why there was no warning to that effect and she said they did not need to because of the cleaning process. Well if was enough for me to start making my own pasta sauces from scratch. Does your son have any known TNA? Is there a remote chance he could have reacted to the pasta sauce with that thought in mind? Just an idea? IMO is does sound like an allergic reaction of some sort. What about the blue chesse, let's face it, it is really just mold. Could he have reacted to that? Just some thoughts.
I do hope ds is feeling better today.
Alicia, mom to:
Edward-20 years-EA,dog, cat,sulfa drugs
Cody-8 years- EA,dog,cat,mosquito
Shaylyn-4 years-PA/TNA,dog,cat,Amoxicillian,Zithromax,Asthma

Posted on: Fri, 02/06/2004 - 12:46am
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Joined: 06/12/2002 - 09:00

Ewww, I am never eating blue cheese again!
What kind of pasta sauce was it that you used?

Posted on: Fri, 02/06/2004 - 3:09am
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Joined: 08/01/2001 - 09:00

What kind of pasta sauce was it that you used?[/B][/quote]
Francesco Rinaldi traditional w/meat sauce. The only "odd" ingredient I noted was sheep's milk. However he's eaten frozen ravioli/tortellini with sheep's milk as well. (It's a common ingredient in Italian cheeses like pecorino).
His allergist is going to RAST test him for sheep and goat's milk. I don't no though. . .it seems as though he would have shown a reaction the times he ate the frozen ravioli. . .


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