anyone else TNA only

Posted on: Mon, 02/26/2007 - 2:33am
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Anyone else here TNA only?

If so do you mind filling in this ?

Age:
Last Anaphylactic reaction:
First:
How did they happen:
Your "score":
Hvae you reacted from injestion/x-contam/kissing/touch/inhalation:
Do you carry epi:
Have you ever had to use it?
Any other meds?:
How many do you have all together:
What symptoms do you have:
Do you eat peanuts:
do you eat "may contain" traces of peanuts:
Is your house TN free?
Is your house PN free?

Thanks. just fancied doing a little survey!

Posted on: Mon, 02/26/2007 - 2:38am
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Age:
15
Last Anaphylactic reaction:
when I was 7
First: ditto
How did they happen: Brazil nut biscuit
Your "score": dunno
reacted from:ingestion, traces, touch.
Do you carry epi:yes
Have you ever had to use it?no
Any other meds?: Claritin. Cetrizine.
How many do you have all together: 2 on me. 2 for school. 1 in the car. 1 in the kitchen.
What symptoms do you have: Anaphylaxis. cant talk/swallow/breath, major swelling/hives/slapmarks
Do you eat peanuts: nope
do you eat "may contain" traces of peanuts: Yes.
Is your house TN free? My parents try to enforce it.
Is your house PN free? No

Posted on: Mon, 02/26/2007 - 4:48am
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Hi, my ten-year-old daughter is TNA only.
Her first and only reaction thus far occurred when she was four years old. She ate some cashews at my sister's house and reacted within just a minute or so. She began crying.
Her symptoms included throat itching and discomfort ("It's getting worser!"), swelling around one eye, and she vomited. Thank goodness this reaction resolved on its own within about 15 minutes, as we had no meds and no idea what was going on. The reaction never progressed to breathing difficulty.
Blood work revealed that she is Class III to cashew and pistachio, and more recently Class II to pecans. We avoid all tree-nuts.
As far as we know, she is ingestion sensitive only. But we take touch precautions too (cleaning tabletops at school, etc).
She carries two epis in her school backpack, two more are kept in the school office, and two are in the kitchen cupboard at home. We also have benadryl on hand.
Never had to use the epis or the benadryl.
She has been instructed by her allergist not to eat whole peanuts. She does eat peanut butter, if we know that it is a company that only makes peanut butter and no other nut butters.
She does eat peanut may-contains. She does not eat tree-nut may contains.
Our home is tree-nut free, and we only buy peanut products that she can have. In other words, if she cannot eat it, her dad and I do not eat it either.

Posted on: Mon, 02/26/2007 - 10:51am
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I'm TNA only.
Age: 32
Last Anaphylactic reaction: I'm not completely sure I've had one. About 10 years ago I had swelling combined with a tight chest, itchy throat and some vomiting.
First:
How did they happen: Always by eating something with nuts by accident -- Italian chocolate or a cookie that if I'd bothered to look, I would have seen had nuts in them (hazelnuts). I'm much more careful these days.
Your "score": Never been tested
Hvae you reacted from injestion/x-contam/kissing/touch/inhalation: Only hives from touch, nothing worse.
Do you carry epi: Yes
Have you ever had to use it? Yes, once.
Any other meds?: Singulair
How many do you have all together: 1 epi on me
What symptoms do you have: Hives, itchy weird throat, tight chest, face swelling, vomiting once.
Do you eat peanuts: Yes
do you eat "may contain" traces of peanuts: Yes
Is your house TN free? Yes
Is your house PN free? No
[This message has been edited by nyckate2 (edited February 26, 2007).]

Posted on: Tue, 02/27/2007 - 6:46am
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Age: 3 year old son
First and last reaction: Just turned two years old
How did they happen: Ate a handful of pistachios -- within 20 mins, runny nose, hoarse, labored breathing, "barky" cough
Your "score": pistachios: SPT 4+ RAST 2.83 kU/L (class 2) cashews: 5.31 kU/L (class 3)
Have you reacted from ingestion/x-contam/kissing/touch/inhalation: only the first time from ingestion (questionable hives from x-contamination before eliminating "may contains")
Do you carry epi: Yes
Have you ever had to use it? No
Any other meds?: None
How many do you have all together: carry 2 at all times
What symptoms do you have: respiratory
Do you eat peanuts: No whole peanuts, but he eats peanut butter every day -- only Skippy of Jif
do you eat "may contain" traces of peanuts: Yes -- only from reputable manufacturers, though
Is your house TN free? Yes -- and from traces of
Is your house PN free? no

Posted on: Tue, 02/27/2007 - 6:59am
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DH is TNA... walnut only.
Last major rxn? (??) It's been a very long time-- probably about 20 yrs.
Last minor reaction was from eating carrot cake, unless you count a couple of bouts of mystery hives related to Campbell's soup.
He was SPT as a kid-- reportedly a half-dollar sized wheal.
He does not carry emergency meds (other than DD's).
Until DD's diagnosis, he routinely ate most other TN and also pn. Cross-contamination rarely bothers him.
Only overt ingestion, and even then, he used to quite frequently "taste-test" suspect foods like desserts. His sensitivity is pretty low, in other words. Walnut shells can cause him some skin irritation, though.

Posted on: Wed, 02/28/2007 - 8:21am
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Age: 26
Last Anaphylactic reaction: 1999
First: 1997
How did they happen: Ate trail mix, brownies with mixed nuts on top.
Your "score": I'm not sure, I've been tested and as of 2004 was allergic to Hazelnuts, Brazil Nuts, and Cashews. I'm sure it's more by now, as after I had my first anaphylactic reaction (not knowing what caused it) I spent a year in France eating TONS of hazelnuts. With no reaction. And now, I'm allergic.
Hvae you reacted from injestion/x-contam/kissing/touch/inhalation: As far as I know, only ingestion. But I am neurotic about no nuts in the house period...and if dh eats something with nuts during the day I am always worried, and will not kiss him until he's brushed his teeth (own toothpaste), etc etc. He does eat tree nuts (almonds, mostly) on a regular basis at work, but I have not had a reaction from contact with him.
Do you carry epi: Heck yes. A set of 2.
Have you ever had to use it? No.
Any other meds?: I take Allegra, and have been prescribed Singulair for my seasonal allergies but have not taken it. Waiting for spring!
How many do you have all together: Epipens? 8.
What symptoms do you have: swelling of the throat, swelling/bumps on tongue, lips, and inside mouth, and wheezing. To me, it feels exactly the same as when you go to the dentist and the novicaine drips down your throat. That in itself about gave me a heart attack when I got a filling done last year.
Do you eat peanuts: no way.
do you eat "may contain" traces of peanuts: heck no
Is your house TN free? 100%
Is your house PN free? 100% as well. Better safe than sorry.
[This message has been edited by NoNutsForMe (edited February 28, 2007).]

Posted on: Sat, 03/03/2007 - 2:54pm
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Age: 3 (ds) - allergic to walnuts, pecans and brazil nuts
Last Anaphylactic reaction: Jan'07
First: Jan'07
How did they happen: He ate a cookie with walnuts in them. We did not know he was allergic to walnuts (had tested -ve in summer '06)
Your "score": RAST Class 2
Hvae you reacted from injestion/x-contam/kissing/touch/inhalation: no
Do you carry epi: yes!
Have you ever had to use it? No - hesitated to use it when he reacted because he "was not allergic". Would do it if ever exposed again.
Any other meds?: No
How many do you have all together: I carry 1 for him, 1 at school, 2 more at home at all times
What symptoms do you have: swollen lips, hives, barky cough, said his tongue and mouth hurt
Do you eat peanuts: No (8 yr old ds is allergic)
do you eat "may contain" traces of peanuts: No
Is your house TN free? No, we eat almonds (honey nut cheerios, honey bunches of oats with almonds)
Is your house PN free? Absolutely!

Posted on: Mon, 03/05/2007 - 1:38am
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