anyone have seizures with PA?????

Posted on: Thu, 08/28/2003 - 5:04am
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I hope someone can help me. My son just turned 2 years old. He does have alot of med history, but to sum it up, he is allergic to all dairy products-it induces chronic asmtha. He had not had any reactions to nuts & he had eaten them before, but some reason, I began to wonder if he was allergic...then one evening a relative gave him 2 small bites of peanut butter fudge-I asked her not to give him anymore. He was fine-no reaction. Early the next morning my husband & I planned on going shopping with his parents. Shortly before leaving their house my father-in-law asked if he could feed my son a peanut butter cracker. I had a funny feeling, but said just one. My son only ended up taking one bite & then refused it. We had just arrived at the shoppping center & our son was in the stroller when I looked down at him, he was blue & his eyes were rolled back in his head. It was so frightening! I didn't know at the time that it was a seizure. The post dictal state lasted about 3 hours. His doctor kept him in the hospital overnight just for observation & around 4 in the morning he had a 4 minute grand mal seizure. When I mentioned the peanuts to my son's pediatrician, the pediatric neurologist, & the pediatric allerigst they all said that it was no way connected. They have performed all sorts of tests on my son & nothing had shown up. I did get my son allergy tested (skin test) and peanuts did not show up. I left the allergist very confused. I still didn't give him anymore peanuts! Last week, my son ate only 7-8 plain M & M's, he developed hives on every extermity, but benadryl took care of them. That evening, my son did continue to scratch all over (arms, chest neck, belly,etc.)in his sleep , but there were no visible signs of hives anywhere. I phoned his allergist....they gave me a script for an epi pen Jr. and the results of his RAST test are pending. Any suggestions or similar stories?

Posted on: Thu, 08/28/2003 - 5:40am
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Let me do some searching, but there is a case where a family was awarded 1 million dollars because their son had a reaction to peanuts and weren't advised by allergist or ped to have an epi-pen. I "think" he was in a coma or vegetative state. I'll post when I find it.

Posted on: Thu, 08/28/2003 - 6:26am
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He was left permanently brain injured. Very sad.
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Edited to say I'm not sure if this relates totally to what you are speaking of, but this is the story that came to mind when you spoke of seizures.
Other than that, yes a child's reactions can get progressively worse w/ peanut allergy. My son's reactions have become worse with repeated exposure (contact). You asked for suggestions. My suggestion is to not allow him to eat may contains, since you noticed him having reactions.
Sorry you had to go through such a scary experience!
[This message has been edited by Love my C (edited August 28, 2003).]

Posted on: Thu, 08/28/2003 - 11:59am
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I think we should all mail this article to every allergist and pediatrician we can. Maybe then they would take it more seriously.

Posted on: Sat, 08/30/2003 - 4:06am
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Our doctors actually told me that "My son would be one in a million if peanuts were the cause of his seizures!" I wish they would realize that not everything is text book! I should have the RAST result on tuesday.

Posted on: Sat, 08/30/2003 - 6:30am
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Sorry to hear about your son's experience.Has he ever had seizures before?Let us know how his cap rast comes out.

Posted on: Tue, 09/02/2003 - 9:19am
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The RAST test came out negative.....which is really hard to understand. The doctor said to be cautious & bring him back in a year for another skin & blood test. He has had 3 seizures..all after peanut exposure & the hives last week after peanut traces.....it makes me so confused!! I will listen to my mother's intuition & keep my little man away from peanut products.......

Posted on: Tue, 09/02/2003 - 9:46am
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abbylukesmom,
This has nothing to do with the seizure part...If you look under my thread "negative cap rast be aware" you will find many stories of false negative cap rast and skin tests. So, even though your tests were negative your child may very well still be allegic. Hope this helps.

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