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Posted on: Sun, 09/23/2007 - 11:35am
PAMomInPA's picture
Joined: 04/04/2006 - 09:00

I do hear of a lot of people who claim to have outgrown the allergy (or that they know someone who did). Of course, I always wonder, was the allergic person ever really allergic? What I'm hearing doesn't jive with the 20%.
I don't think it will happen for us, but if it does I swear that it will be the happiest day of my life. Maybe not the most important in the scheme of things, but I'm sure I'd feel a rush of emotion like I've never felt before if my son outgrew it or if he was 'cured'.

Posted on: Thu, 09/27/2007 - 12:25am
Ivycosmo's picture
Joined: 09/18/2007 - 09:00

Please, please, please do not blame yourself for your childs food allergy!
Our original allergist tried to do this to me b/c I love peanut butter and ate lots of it while pregnant. That is total BS, mothers already have tons of guilt, it is natural. Don't add a life threatening allergy to that long list of mother guilt.

Posted on: Thu, 09/27/2007 - 1:16am
wenat's picture
Joined: 08/15/2006 - 09:00

The latest study says that it's best to eat peanuts when pregnant, and ties the advice to not eat peanuts to the allergy epidemic.
I avoided peanuts when pregnant, and ended up with a kid who tests over 100 on his RAST test for peanuts.
I also drank lots of milk and ate lots of cheese -- and he was extremely allergic to dairy, though it looks like he's outgrowing it.
And when I was pregnant, I switched to nut butters instead of peanut butter. He's severely allergic to all nuts but almonds.
So in my experience, there seems to be no connection between what I ate (and didn't eat) in pregnancy, to my son's allergies.

Posted on: Thu, 09/27/2007 - 2:36am
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Joined: 12/10/2004 - 09:00

My son is 5 and was diagnosed at 2 with a peanut allergy. He recently passed a peanut challenge. Some question if he really had an allergy at all, but the DR says he did and I treated it that way. You can see my other thread about his challenge.


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