avoid eating out!

Posted on: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:18pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Just spent 3 hours in the ER and will be inpatient over nite for legume allergic son! Cross allergenicity must have been the problem at a restaurant. Used one epi-pen and 75mg benadryl on a very short trip to the ER and wish no one else would ever experience this! I never saw this shade of purple on him ever before!

Posted on: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 12:49pm
joeybeth's picture
Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

sorry to hear about this experience. we eat out frequently and i do fear this sort of thing happening. for me, i think it's a matter of when, not if, as depressing as that sounds. we have managed to keep safe so far but i just think the potential is obviously there (and your experience proves that). hope your child is okay soon.

Posted on: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 1:23pm
Daisy's picture
Joined: 01/16/2006 - 09:00

Hope your DS is better soon. How scary for all of you!
Many >>HUGS<<,

Posted on: Tue, 10/24/2006 - 2:00pm
Adele's picture
Joined: 01/31/2005 - 09:00

imgm, If you don't mind me asking, where did you eat - and what did your son eat? I checked your profile and I live just two hours north of you in Sedona....which is why I'm curious about where you ate. Do you think the restaurant was at fault?
Did you give the epi or was it given to him by medical staff?
I hope your little guy is doing better. Keep us posted.
[This message has been edited by Adele (edited October 25, 2006).]
[This message has been edited by Adele (edited October 25, 2006).]

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 12:18am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

We eat out alot! What allergies does your child have? My son is EA/PA, but seems easy enough to avoid, but we usually go to the same restaurants where the employees know his allergies or we go to fast food. If we are not familiar with the restaurant we bring his food. At this one mexican restaurant-the owner started ordering chicken nuggets without egg just so my son could eat there.

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 12:23am
pitterpat's picture
Joined: 02/04/2006 - 09:00

So sorry!
I'm curious, had you eaten at that restaurant before and had he eaten the same dish?
Just curious because dd had a reaction at a restaurant we frequent eating the same sandwich she always eats. Luckily we just had hives and severe stomach cramping.

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 2:13am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Ate at Barrio Cafe in Phx (they said no peanut or nuts in the dish). Just was released from the hospital. My son of 16 self-administered the epi after 75mg benadryl (taken abt 5 minutes earlier than epi) on the way to ER. More steroids & epi in the ER then watched him inpatient for the night. It is over and he is safe and sound! Thx

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 3:35am
Adele's picture
Joined: 01/31/2005 - 09:00

Glad to hear your son is doing ok today. It must have been scary for him - and you too! How did he do giving himself the epi? Was the first time?
Thanks for the name of the restaurant. You said your DS is 'legume allergic'. Is he allergic to a legume OTHER than peanuts? Do you think it was a peanut reaction?
I will not go NEAR the Barrio Cafe. Thanks!
Adele in Sedona
[This message has been edited by Adele (edited October 25, 2006).]

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 4:13am
shoshana18's picture
Joined: 02/02/2005 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Adele:
[b]Thanks for the name of the restaurant. You said your DS is 'legume allergic'. Is he allergic to a legume OTHER than peanuts? Do you think it was a peanut reaction?
I will not go NEAR the Barrio Cafe. Thanks!
Adele in Sedona[/b]
barrio cafe is an upscale mexican restaurant in phoenix. i've wanted to get there but probably won't now! anyway, they have a salad with pine nuts, 2 dishes with roasted pecans and 2 dishes with an almond sauce -- looks like a cross-contam nightmare.
i hope your son is doing better today. so sorry you had to go through that.

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 4:23am
Adele's picture
Joined: 01/31/2005 - 09:00

Shoshana, thanks for the information. I wonder if they have a mole sauce with peanuts?

Posted on: Wed, 10/25/2006 - 4:49am
ajgauthier's picture
Joined: 04/13/2005 - 09:00

I just looked at their menu and nothing sent up 'red flags' --- they are southern mexican restaurant, so no mole.
But yes, pine nuts, almonds, and pecans in their menu.
Once you and your son recover from the reaction, you should go speak to their manager. If you can really rule out any peanuts in his dish...he may have developed an allergy to pine nuts/almonds/pecans. Is he only allergic to peanuts?
There is a cross-reactivity with peanuts and pine nuts, so...the chances of a PA person also being allergic to pine nuts is more than the average non-PA person.
Sorry this happened to you, hope you can figure it out.
30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy


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