Can anyone help me!!!

Posted on: Wed, 11/28/2001 - 11:19am
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Long story, but how long can it take to have a reaction? Jason did get some ice cream w/ nuts and to find out peanuts were in there. No, we didn't know. And the doc's here just can't seem to tell us. He is breathing fine. Just happened 1/2hr and they told us to wait and see what happens then bring him in.
any input will help Thanks Val

Posted on: Wed, 11/28/2001 - 11:35am
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A reaction USUALLY happens right away. But...it can take up to several hours. I know that is not what you want to hear. Did your Dr suggest Benedryl? If not, I would call back and ask about that (well, I would just give some but you might not be comfortable with that). Good Luck.

Posted on: Wed, 11/28/2001 - 3:29pm
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Do you have Epi-Pen(s) available? Any reactions at all (example: hives, vomiting etc)? Did your allergist tell you when to use the Epi-Pen(s)? Do you feel confident that you would know how and when to administer epinephrine from the instructions that you received from your allergist? If not, this is something you may want to learn more about. Do you know what Benadryl is for and what and epinephrine is used for (differences in medicines)?
Does your allergist suggest not eating nuts? Did you discuss cross contamination, or substitution with peanut when they run out of say, walnuts?
Have you contacted your allergist?
Who told you to "wait and see what happens and then bring him in" an allergist, an emergency room doctor or ...?
I would be most concerned for my daughter for a minimum of 8 hours. I don't think I would let her be alone for at least that long, one of us would probably stay by her side constantly (after we left the emergency room which we would probably stay at for at least four hours) if she had eaten peanut, but you will find information that goes a lot longer and much less so you need to research and discuss with your allergist. There are some posts on this topic on these discussion boards. Have you learned about second reactions happening sometimes which can be worse than the first from the same exposure?
You don't have to answer, I wanted to bring up some points for others to see also.
Let us know what you decided to do and if all is well.
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Posted on: Thu, 11/29/2001 - 5:01am
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I will write back to tell ya what happened but for the 2nd reaction when can or how long could it take to happen?
Thankss

Posted on: Thu, 11/29/2001 - 8:18am
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When my son had his first and only (knock wood) reaction 5 years ago, he reacted immediatly. The medics gave him epi in the ambulance and the ER doc gave him Benedryl. We stayed in the ER for 4 hours with instructions to give him Benedryl every 4 hours for 24 hours (and a script for Epi's). So I would say that after 24 hours you are out of the woods as far as a secondary (or first) reaction.

Posted on: Fri, 11/30/2001 - 3:13am
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Thanks for all the help. This is what happened. We went out to eat at a place we alway go. We eat dinner fine, the boys were good so we said they could have ice cream. Told the sever again no nut of any kind, after talking to the owner, she did write that down but she gave us someone elses ice cream. Not knowing,( it had whip cream ) Jason took a bite and so did dad and he said there's nuts in here! So we jump up ask were the closes hospital was( I haven't lived here long and we were in aother town) and ran out(we pay before the ice cream came) Watched Jason as I drove, called the ped on call 3 times and still no call back, called the ER, dr the called the ped she called back. and was SO dumb she did not know ANYTHING!! So I call his allegist in SC were we lived and he helped me. Jason is ok he just had upset stomch, Thank God! Just wanted to let ya'll know. Thanks again
Valerie

Posted on: Fri, 11/30/2001 - 3:28am
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Chris, I did want to answer some of want you asked. Do you have Epi-Pen(s) available?
Yes, I have 4. Did your allergist tell you when to use the Epi-Pen(s)? Yes, but he also said if I see his breathing is good to watch him close, and call his ped. Do you feel confident that you would know how and when to administer epinephrine from the instructions that you received from your allergist? If not, this is something you may want to learn more about.Yes, I feel I can you it if I had too. But it's just the know when part. I'm more scary I may use if when it's not really the right time. Do you know what Benadryl is for and what and epinephrine is used for (differences in medicines)? Yes, but I'm not to sure about the benadryl. I know whats it's for but, I'm again the samething do I use it first or what!
Does your allergist suggest not eating nuts? Yes.
Who told you to "wait and see what happens and then bring him in" an allergist, an emergency room doctor or ...? The ER, but I not sure if it was a Doctor.
Have you learned about second reactions happening sometimes which can be worse than the first from the same exposure? Why is that ?
I know that there is alot I do not know, But right now I just have a hard time finding a dr for him that does think it's no big deal! So everything or most I have learned I have found myself.
Thanks again
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