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Posted on: Sat, 06/26/2004 - 2:11pm
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Driving Me Nutty - we react to both peanuts and peanut butter equally. We are around pb/pb products more frequently than just plain old peanuts so I have more examples of pb/pb products but I've seen no real difference in reaction between the two.
Rebekah

Posted on: Fri, 07/30/2004 - 1:29pm
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We are new to PA....
In these situations do you give the epi, benadryl or what. How do you know? I've read that reactions can take anywhere from seconds to a couple of hours so how do you know if it's from inhalation, contact or accidental ingestion? AAhhhh

Posted on: Sun, 08/29/2004 - 9:03pm
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Driving Me Nutty,
I just had this very conversation with my doctor. My daughter is airborne reactive and I asked if it could turn into an anaphylactic reaction. He told me it has happened, but is rare. It usually happens in those individuals with asthma because their airways are already sensitive. This is my daughter. He didn't site any book or anything.
I hope this helps you.

Posted on: Mon, 08/30/2004 - 11:42am
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My daughter is airborne reactive.
Being in the same room with Chinese food that contained peanuts caused a bi-phasic anaphylactic reaction.

Posted on: Mon, 09/06/2004 - 7:37am
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Judansmom,
Get out of the room and asses the situation. If you don't think there has been any chance in ingestion, than a little Benadryl won't hurt. If there is significant swelling and or airway constriction, than use the Epi-Pen.
Brian

Posted on: Wed, 02/13/2008 - 6:56am
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I know this is a really old thread but I have had this same debate with a couple of my suitemates. They insist on eating peanuts and peanut products and other nuts and their products around me all the time, usually in an enclosed room (dorm room)and I start getting migraines and stomach cramps. When I ask them to remove the pn or tn (or their products) they say that its impossible to have an airborne reaction. "No one can start reacting from the smell." exact words from one of my suitemates (who's mom also happens to work at my allergists). Its good to know that its not all in my head. I also start getting itchy around my lips and my throat dries out real quick. Never had an anaphylactic reaction...yet.

Posted on: Wed, 02/13/2008 - 7:05am
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This article by a well known allergist discusses this briefly. Hope it helps.
[url="http://www.drrobertwood.com/airborne-peanut-risk.shtml"]Dr. Wood[/url]

Posted on: Fri, 02/15/2008 - 9:36am
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Hi,
Two years ago my daughter had an airborne reaction to peanuts/tree nuts. We were at a party and someone had just opened a can of mixed nuts in the living room and placed it on the coffee table. My daughter and I walked in about 5 minutes later (not knowing the nuts were on the table) and she began coughing..within one minute she had hives on her face plus she had a darkening/reddish color under her eyes. Thankfully, it did not go any further than that however, I do know that each exposure is different plus, each reaction tends to get worse (example, the first exposure may be hives, the second may be breathing difficulties, the third may be a full anaphylactic reaction)
My advice...educate the people you are living with as much as possible and if no solution is found, go higher up in authority. Sounds like you live in a college dorm...there should be someone you can consult about this issue.
Blessed Mom

Posted on: Wed, 02/20/2008 - 4:31am
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I do live in a college dorm room. We have a lot of programs given by the RA's in my dorm and when ever I see that food is going to be present I always talk with my RA about it. He is awesome at making sure I feel safe while still living on campus. Earlier this week one of the other floor's RA's held a program about stress and time management (midterms are coming up) and the food was a PB&J crunch wrap! I talked with my RA about it and he talked to the RA holding the program. I couldn't go, but I was more concerned about people eating the wraps and then touching door handles, stair railing, elevator buttons, etc. with out washing their hands. I haven't had a problem. I personally can't wait to get to off campus in August.

Posted on: Thu, 02/21/2008 - 1:38pm
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Originally Posted By: phoenixrizing69I know this is a really old thread but I have had this same debate with a couple of my suitemates. They insist on eating peanuts and peanut products and other nuts and their products around me all the time, usually in an enclosed room (dorm room)and I start getting migraines and stomach cramps. When I ask them to remove the pn or tn (or their products) they say that its impossible to have an airborne reaction. "No one can start reacting from the smell." exact words from one of my suitemates (who's mom also happens to work at my allergists). Its good to know that its not all in my head. I also start getting itchy around my lips and my throat dries out real quick. Never had an anaphylactic reaction...yet.
Wow......I think it might be a good idea for you to live in a single room. If your roommates don't care that they're making you sick, the peace of mind might be worth the extra money. Now, I'm not PA, and I actually eat peanuts and nuts on a regular basis, since I'm a vegetarian living on a student's budget, but if I had a roommate who was allergic, then I'd respect his or her safety by keeping the house/apartment/whatever free of all things nutty, and only eating these things outside of the home.

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