Mild Reaction?

Posted on: Sun, 09/28/2014 - 2:11pm
sammon28's picture
Offline
Joined: 09/28/2014 - 20:55

I was just wondering if anyone else's child has a relatively mild reaction to peanuts? My son describes it as a sore throat (for reference, he said the time he had strep throat it hurt far worse than peanut).

No tightening, swelling, etc. Just that it hurts.

He regularly eats granola bars, m&m's, nestle's toll house chips in cookies, Hershey's chocolate, Kit Kat's and other things I know anaphylactic kids have to avoid. He eats food that is processed in facilities that process peanuts. We just strictly avoid things that actually DO contain peanut. Due to the granola bars, we know he's not allergic to coconut either, as that's an ingredient in one of his favorite kinds.

He says the pain is less now that when he was younger (he just turned 10). Peanut doesn't seem to cause any gastro upset. No other physical reactions at all - no hives, itching, swelling, etc.

He does have eczema (which is how the peanut was diagnosed, rather than eating it and having a reaction -- his allergist thought to test him and just see due to that). Also allergic to walnuts but not almonds (other tree nuts are unknown), shellfish (seems to be genetic, both my parents were allergic) and sesame.

It just seems a rather odd mixed bag of allergies and none of the violent reactions other kids seem to have. Does this indicate he just has a mild allergy and I should count myself lucky and move on? Any thoughts are appreciated!

Posted on: Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:58am
Adrinonuts's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/02/2010 - 19:01

A person is either allergic to peanuts or they are not. Thisis one allergy where the "level or scale" does not matter. I have known of cases where a child who scored a 2 on the blood test had to go to the hospital and a child who scored a 5 has only gotten a couple of hives.
Anaphlaxis always looms and will wait for that unexpected moment. A sore throat is a sign that your son is anaphlactic. He may not have a severe reaction for years or hopefully never with proper precautions.
My daughter ate nutter butter cookies all the time, then after only sticking a piece of a peanut butter sandwich in her mouth and taking it out immediately... her lips started swelling up rapidly and her stomach hurt. The piece of PBnJ did not hardly touch her tongue.
With a peanut allergy it is always safe than sorry. Never underestimate and never assume the allergy is not serious. Peanut allergies are always serious. You do not need to panic, just care for you son as you would with any serious condition. :)

Posted on: Sun, 11/30/2014 - 1:57pm
Reneev123's picture
Offline
Joined: 07/21/2014 - 21:23

He should not eat peanuts,sesame or any nut at all. If his throat feels the way You described. The next reaction will get worse. My allergist says every time exposed to nuts,the next reaction will get worse. I hope the allergist gave you an epipen also. Your son should carry one every where!

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

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

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by RobertFrano Sat, 07/11/2020 - 6:04pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by beachgal2020 Thu, 07/09/2020 - 2:17pm
Comments: 173
Latest Post by beachgal2020 Thu, 07/09/2020 - 2:08pm
Comments: 714
Latest Post by beachgal2020 Thu, 07/09/2020 - 1:51pm
Comments: 483
Latest Post by doggydude (not verified) Wed, 07/08/2020 - 6:06am
Comments: 9
Latest Post by doggydude (not verified) Wed, 07/08/2020 - 6:00am
Comments: 14
Latest Post by SmilinMo Tue, 06/09/2020 - 11:29am
Comments: 7
Latest Post by MoRich Mon, 06/01/2020 - 10:06am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by Sarah McKenzie Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:57pm
Comments: 6

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

Peanuts and Nuts Can Trigger An Asthma Attack

According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAI), more than 3...

There are more "peanut-free" products than ever on the supermarket shelves. This means more choices than ever for peanut-allergic shoppers and...

It Is Easy To Buy Peanut Free Chocolate Online

Ask any parent of a child with a potentially life-...

How Do You Determine If A Food Is Safe For A Peanut Allergic Person?

The answer varies. “Peanut-free” means different things to different...

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a New Drug Application for an epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) designed for use with...

Fact 1: Over a third of food allergy reactions happen after the first known oral...

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...

It’s hard to think of Chinese food without thinking of peanuts. China is the world’s leading peanut producer, and that’s not a coincidence....

Soymilk is one of the most popular alternatives to cow’s milk. As well as being rich in fiber, soy is a great source of protein and contains all...

My mom was at a lakeside restaurant enjoying fish and chips when her mouth began tingling. The next day at a family gathering, we had grilled...

Peanuts and peanut oil are cheap and easy additives to food and other commercial goods. It is surprising (and alarming if you have a...

Vegetable oil is healthy before it is hydrogenated and a process that requires adding hydrogen to unsaturated fats. Oils that are often...

Although it's true that peanuts are in many snack items, there are several snacks that do not contain peanuts. Anyone who has a peanut...

The most frightening thing about a severe allergic reaction to a new food is that it can happen so fast. If parents are not looking for allergic...

It may never be safe to begin feeding peanut butter to your baby or toddler if you have peanut allergies in your family. If either parent or one...

Families who have food allergies are familiar with reading food labels and of being aware of everything that they or their allergic child eats....

If a parent is alert and observing their toddler when peanuts are first introduced, the chance of the child receiving help if she has a reaction...

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

Dealing with food allergies can be difficult, especially if you're not sure what's 'safe' to buy. This is especially true for those with severe...

Are you craving sweets? Those with peanut allergies must be especially careful when indulging their...