Allergic reactions

Posted on: Thu, 10/09/2003 - 5:05pm
toomanynuts's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/23/2003 - 09:00

Hi Everyone! This site has been so helpful thank you!
I have more questions - after yet another reaction - hopefully this won't be to long.
Does anyone with anaphylatic PA/TNA also have anaphylatic to other foods or medications? If you know your specific allergies and you avoid them and still have a reaction what do you do? When do you use the Epi Pen? Do you use the Epi when you are first feeling the reaction (throat closing w /other symptoms) or do you wait. Does your allergist recommend the Epi Pen or just the avoidance of the items that you react to? After a reaction are you fearful to eat again? When you're completely prepared at the time of the reaction do you still feel unprepared? Do you feel comfortable during a reaction to just take benadryl and an inhaler? Sometimes when you think you have it all figured out and your prepared for a reaction then one happens and you realize that even when you do your best to educate yourself, call every manufacture and have all the right medications-- at the end of the day I wonder where this reaction came from and why did it happen. Seeing allergist again to see what caused this one. Thanks again!

Posted on: Thu, 10/09/2003 - 10:54pm
ajinnj's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/13/2003 - 09:00

I am anaphylactic to pn, tn, sesame, and poppy seeds. When I was younger I was also anaphylactic to beef- fortunately I have completely outgrown this allergy! I had mild/ moderate allegries to eggs, dairy, chocolate, citrus, wheat, corn, and a bunch of other foods. I had a reaction to prilosec (broke in hives everywhere and probably would have progressed to ana. had I continued the medicine) and a very mild reaction to Zithromax (mild hives).
Depending on the severity of the actual reaction and your history of reactions, determine the treatment of the reaction (as directed by your doc). My anaphylactic reactions I used my epi right away. There is no time to play the

Posted on: Fri, 10/10/2003 - 1:28am
robinlp's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/14/2002 - 09:00

My son has also had an anaphylactic reaction to Kiwi Fruit and chicken. His first reaction ever was to peanuts.

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by Bogdanhlf Sun, 02/23/2020 - 8:10pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by Bogdanhlf Sat, 02/22/2020 - 10:43am
Comments: 0
Latest Post by krisztina Thu, 02/20/2020 - 4:49pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by chicken Thu, 02/20/2020 - 4:45pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by lexy Tue, 01/28/2020 - 12:21am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Sun, 01/26/2020 - 11:15am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Sun, 01/26/2020 - 11:11am
Comments: 5
Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:03am
Comments: 10

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

If children begin to eat many different foods at a young age, there is much more of a chance that by the time they are in school, they will eat...

Those with peanut allergies often find that they are unable to enjoy dessert since there's always the...

If you've ever tried to find...

For those with peanut allergies, baked goods present a serious risk. Many baked goods do not appear to contain peanuts, yet were baked in a...

Those who have peanut allergies know to avoid peanut butter cookies, of course – but what about other...

Which candy bars are safe for those with peanut allergies? Those without allergies are accustomed to...

Are you looking for peanut-free candies as a special treat for a child with...

For those who have wondered whether airport x-ray machines negatively affect epinephrine auto-injectors, the folks at Food Allergy Research &...

Molecular allergy component testing identifies the specific food or environmental proteins triggering a person’s allergic reactions. Component...

An epinephrine auto-injector provides an emergency dose of epinephrine (adrenaline) to treat life-threatening allergic reactions. Those who have...

Misunderstanding the significance of food allergy test results can lead to unnecessary anxiety and dietary changes. The three tests used most...

It can be easy to overlook the presence of nut allergens in non-food items because the allergens are often listed by their Latin or scientific...

Tree nuts and peanuts are distinctly different. An allergy to one does not guarantee an allergy to the other. Peanuts are considered legumes and...

Welcome to the complex world of being a Peanut Allergy Parent. Get ready to proofread food labels, get creative with meals, and constantly hold an...

Take control of your food allergies! Get results in ten days and change your life forever! If you are tempted to use a home testing kit...

What can you eat if you can't eat peanut butter? Fortunately for people with a peanut allergy, there...

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, one out of five people in the U.S. has an allergy. Because there is a...

Eliminating peanut butter is the best way to handle a rash caused by this food

If your baby or toddler develops a rash caused by peanut...

Nearly all infants are fussy at times. But how do you know when your baby's crying means something wrong? Some babies are excessively fussy...

For those who don't have experience with peanut allergies, going 'peanut-free' often seems as easy as avoiding peanut butter sandwiches and bags...