Anyone more Tree Nut allergic than peanuts???

Posted on: Fri, 07/04/2003 - 7:11am
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My dd is more allergic to all tree nuts than peanuts, but allergist wants her to stay away from all nuts because of cross contamination , confusion etc.

I am really wondering about school and how much I want to restrict kids at school from peanut products versus all nuts??

Any thoughts...

Gwen

Posted on: Fri, 07/04/2003 - 9:45am
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Yes, my dd is airborne to almond. We don't know about other treenuts, her allergist said it was too risky to even test her. Her peanut reactions are delayed a few hours, and none have been bad so far, but we strickly avoid it.
She will be starting Kindergarten end of summer, and i will be homeschooling her. It's the only way to protect her.
Nancy

Posted on: Fri, 07/04/2003 - 11:35am
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Yeah! Another homeschooler! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 07/04/2003 - 12:33pm
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Vegn67 - what were the circumstances that created the airborne reaction to almonds? My son is allergic to a variety of tree nuts and peanuts. He had an airborne reaction to peanuts and nuts when passing a nut vendor on the street.

Posted on: Fri, 07/04/2003 - 1:03pm
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Vegn67,
Why do you feel that homeschooling is the only way to protect your dd??
Can't you speak with the school and make sure that her classroom is strictly nut free??
How do you know that she reacts to airborne almond exposure??
My dd is tree nut allergic and peanut, she will also start kindergaarten in sept. but I feel that she will be fine- is hteir any reason that I should not??
Gwen

Posted on: Fri, 07/04/2003 - 2:50pm
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my husband seems to be more reactive to treenuts than peanuts. in fact, he claims to have "outgrown" his peanut allergy; which i think is unlikely. however, he does seem to have had more problems in the past with treenuts. my two PA girls are not TNA though. (thank goodness). they don't eat them or handle them though...just as a precaution.
joey

Posted on: Fri, 07/04/2003 - 4:07pm
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When my daughter started kindergarten, she was only TNA. We did not restrict peanut exposure at all. As a matter of fact, she ate snickers and Reeses PB Cup. Funny thing happened about halfway through the kindergarten year... She developed a peanut allergy. She still is much more severe with the TNA but she definitely has peanut too.
Linda

Posted on: Sat, 07/05/2003 - 12:59pm
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Ok, to answer some questions, how do i know she is airborne to almond? There was an open jar of almond butter, and she had a reaction. Another time, i put pure almond flavoring in my coffe for flavor, and my dd was right there stirring it for me, and suddenly got red itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing. Another time, she was carrying a can of Planters mixed nuts. After about a minute she started feeling really sick, instant headache. This time wasn't airborne, but i had been eating almond butter while she was out, and when she came home i kissed her, and her cheek got red blotches where i kissed her!
As for homeschooling, it's not just a nut thing, i have been planning it since she was born. But would definitly do it now just because of her nut allergies, and other food allergies she has too. Maybe some do, but i don't trust other people to keep my dd safe. Especially not a public school. Kids are mean. Maybe not in kindergarten, but they are mean. They tease, threaten, hurt kids, and having nut allergies in one child is enough for another kid to use to 'pick on' another. Some people may think that i'm over-protecting her, and that's fine, they can feel that way. I don't however. I don't feel that she should have to deal with all that nonsense. It's bad enough that she has these life threatning allergies and has to deal with them on a daily basis.
I think she may be becoming airborne to peanut now, last time we were at our towns carousel, she had red blotches all over her. The only ice cream they serve there is Nutty Buddies...peanuts in the ice cream! The peanut was all over after a while, and probably all over the horses too.
hope i got everything answered, [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Nancy

Posted on: Sat, 07/05/2003 - 1:11pm
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Ok, to answer some questions, how do i know she is airborne to almond? There was an open jar of almond butter, and she had a reaction. Another time, i put pure almond flavoring in my coffe for flavor, and my dd was right there stirring it for me, and suddenly got red itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing. Another time, she was carrying a can of Planters mixed nuts. After about a minute she started feeling really sick, instant headache. This time wasn't airborne, but i had been eating almond butter while she was out, and when she came home i kissed her, and her cheek got red blotches where i kissed her!
As for homeschooling, it's not just a nut thing, i have been planning it since she was born. But would definitly do it now just because of her nut allergies, and other food allergies she has too. Maybe some do, but i don't trust other people to keep my dd safe. Especially not a public school. Kids are mean. Maybe not in kindergarten, but they are mean. They tease, threaten, hurt kids, and having nut allergies in one child is enough for another kid to use to 'pick on' another. Some people may think that i'm over-protecting her, and that's fine, they can feel that way. I don't however. I don't feel that she should have to deal with all that nonsense. It's bad enough that she has these life threatning allergies and has to deal with them on a daily basis.
I think she may be becoming airborne to peanut now, last time we were at our towns carousel, she had red blotches all over her. The only ice cream they serve there is Nutty Buddies...peanuts in the ice cream! The peanut was all over after a while, and probably all over the horses too.
hope i got everything answered, [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Nancy

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