154 posts / 0 new
Last post
Posted on: Sat, 11/04/2000 - 8:37am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Well, I'm 5'11" - definitely not petite. ( My husband is 6'2'') My 17 moth old PA son is in the 95% for height & weight. BTW, he has brown hair & brown eyes. My husband's family does not have allergies. Everyone in my family (me, mom, dad, sister, nephews) has allergies- environmental allergies- no food allergies. Here's the interesting part- my mom is part Irish decent.

Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2000 - 12:58am
CVB in CA's picture
Joined: 10/15/1999 - 09:00

I have met several asian peanut allergic people, both of vietnamese and chinese descent. I think there is a little more to this than "Irish".
The San Jose mercury news had an article about a company that is trying to get a genetic profile on 20 diseases. They list it as [url="http://www.DNA.com"]www.DNA.com[/url] and the company as DNA Sciences of Mountain View, CA. They were looking for subjects with athsma, MS, diabetes, etc. The other companies they cited were DeCode Genetics and Framingham Genomic Medicine. I have no further info. I cut out the article, but have never looked into it further.
If we really wanted to find a genetic basis, maybe we could try and get funding for a company like this to actually run a scientific study. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could give and infant a blood test to check for this tendency? Then you could do your best to avoid early exposure to the allergen.

Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2000 - 2:10am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Hi everyone! Well the luck of Irish is here! I'm about 1/4 Irish, 1/4 English (Welsh) and 1/2 German. My husband is of English and German descent. He also has the incredible long eye lashes and some allergies that he passed along to our kids. We both have dark curly hair and fair complexions that tan easily.
As for IQ's my non-PA daughter recently scored in the top 1/10th of 1% on the WPPSI-Preschool IQ assessment. My son is too young to be tested but has been evaluated at my daughters school for the gifted and is accepted for the 2001 school year. It is presumed that he will be within a few IQ points of big sister. We'll wait another year before testing him.
It may be of interest to a poster above that my daughter was speech delayed. She hardly said a word at 2 1/2. It was determined that since we taught her baby sign language that she could communicate just fine - so why talk? Now she never stops talking! We look back on some pictures of her signing and really miss it! We didn't teach Philip baby sign language because we were concerned about this language thing. He was an early and avid talker - the two of them never stop.
Someone once told me that God gives you what you can handle. So I guess you need to be more intelligent that the average Joe to deal with this allergy.
My husband and I have no idea what our IQ's are - we've never been tested, but he did have almost a perfect score on his high school SATs. As for me - people have varying opinions, LOL!
[This message has been edited by Philip's Mom (edited November 06, 2000).]

Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2000 - 2:34am
MattsMom's picture
Joined: 09/17/2000 - 09:00

off topic here....
Philip's Mom-- We also taught Matt some simple signs to use, and he does still use some of them. For the most part, though, once he started using the actual word he quit using the sign. A couple of friends had said to me that we should have him in speech therapy, etc, but we felt that as long as he was communicating in some form it wasn't necessary. I miss seeing him make the signs too! It's sooo cute to watch! =) 'please' and 'dinosaur' are my favorites for him to do. He still uses both of those signs.

Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2000 - 2:46am
mom2two's picture
Joined: 06/09/2000 - 09:00

really off topic:
phillip's mom, I scored a perfect LSAT score (law school admissions) and that qualifies for an automatic membership in MENSA. I would suspect your husband's SAT score would do the same!

Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2000 - 3:21am
jh5000's picture
Joined: 03/02/2000 - 09:00

A few people have mentioned German heritage, so for the record, I thought I'd mention mine - my mother was 100% German.
As far as intelligence goes, that theory's blown - I'm pretty stupid and my husband's just an out and out dimwit. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by jh5000 (edited November 06, 2000).]

Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2000 - 4:02am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Dear jh5000
Thankyou! I actually laughed and smiled for the first time today. Love it!

Posted on: Mon, 11/13/2000 - 1:09am
Stacy's picture
Joined: 10/11/2000 - 09:00

Hi! For the record I am a 5'6" German with a little English and Dutch. My husband is a 5"6" German (due to hieght I had to get rid of all my heels, but that is possibly another thread). There are some slight animal, dust and environmental allergies in our families, but no nuts.(I mean allergies to peanuts, I can't truthfully say there aren't a few nuts on my side of the family). Looking back at my pregnancy, I did crave peanuts. I purchased a five pound bag of peanut m and m's and would have a small cup from the bag every day. Could this be a key?

Posted on: Wed, 11/15/2000 - 1:20am
schierman's picture
Joined: 06/30/1999 - 09:00

Here's my two cents - I am of Irish and German descent. My wife is Japanese (and yes, she is very petite). Our son, who is PA, has Japanese characteristics, i.e. black hair, etc. Although he is more fair skinned than most Japanese, he is darker than me.
We know of a family in our town with a PA son, and they are of Middle Eastern descent (maybe Turkish or Pakastan). I think PA can occur in anyone.

Posted on: Wed, 11/15/2000 - 1:21am
schierman's picture
Joined: 06/30/1999 - 09:00

Here's my two cents - I am of Irish and German descent. My wife is Japanese (and yes, she is very petite). Our son, who is PA, has Japanese characteristics, i.e. black hair, etc. Although he is more fair skinned than most Japanese, he is darker than me.
We know of a family in our town with a PA son, and they are of Middle Eastern descent (maybe Turkish or Pakastan). I think PA can occur in anyone.


Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

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

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by Timurasizn Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:06pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by doggydude Sun, 07/19/2020 - 4:36am
Comments: 1
Latest Post by Tinsley Thu, 07/16/2020 - 8:12am
Comments: 5
Latest Post by Tinsley Thu, 07/16/2020 - 7:21am
Comments: 13
Latest Post by beachgal2020 Wed, 07/15/2020 - 1:45pm
Comments: 79

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

People with peanut allergy are advised to wear a peanut allergy bracelet or a medical ID bracelet that indicates the allergy so that if they...

Unless we consciously carve out time for self-care, constant food allergy management can slowly erode our sense of well-being. Signs of allergy-...

When love is in the air we can get caught up in the moment and throw caution to the wind. However, if you have a...

There is no definitive treatment for a peanut allergy. Because every case different, reactions will...

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

Many doctors treat allergies, including pediatricians and general practice doctors. When allergies are severe, primary care physicians often refer...

Are you tired of serving fresh-cut fruits and veggies as a healthy snack? Sure, there's nothing wrong with these options, but they can get boring...

For those living with peanut allergies, having a source of ready-to-eat 'safe' foods can be a...

Are you craving cake? Perhaps there's an upcoming birthday...

Asthma is a condition that is considered to be chronic and long term. Asthma disrupts the airways located in the lungs. Asthma often causes these...

Peanut oil is an inexpensive, healthful and inoffensive way to cook—unless you have a peanut allergy!

Light peanut oil is popular as a...

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

People with peanut allergy should know about foods to avoid, as many who are allergic to peanuts are allergic to other nuts like walnuts, cashews...

If you or your child has a peanut allergy, that unmistakable smell of peanuts wafting through the air...

Whether you have a child with a peanut allergy or you are sensitive to packing a nut-free lunch out of concern for other people’s children, it is...

Those with severe peanut allergies soon learn to look for the 'peanut-free sign' on any packaged food purchase. This is a notation found on a wide...

For many people with peanut allergies, baked goods present one of the most significant risks. Even if...

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

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...