allergic reaction?

Posted on: Thu, 02/05/2004 - 9:12am
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I'm hoping you all can help me. My 8 year old peanut allergic and asthmatic son developed sudden onset lower abdominal cramping approximately 15 minutes after finishing dinner. We had spaghetti/meat sauce/garlic bread/carrots w/blue cheese and ranch dressing.

While he was in the bathroom he developed coughing, wheezing and "mucous clogging my throat." He looked pale and wanted to lie down. I was having a hard time distinguishing allergy vs. asthma. He has never had an anaphylactic reaction to peanut. His face swelled when he was one and touched a peanut butter sandwich to his face. He has been skin and RAST tested to peanut and is considered a category 5 peanut allergy. We have epi-pens for him.

Anyway, I gave him 2 tsp benadryl and back to back xopenex treatments. He responded fairly to this, but his wheezing and throat symptoms persisted and his peak flows were still in his red zone.

Does this sound allergic in nature to any of you? If so. . .what could have caused the reaction? We are completely peanut free at our house. I diligently read all labels. The pasta sauce I used last night was one I've never used before. The pasta and garlic bread had allergy disclaimers for wheat and milk.

Any input would be appreciated. . .

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