contact reaction and ?

Posted on: Fri, 09/01/2006 - 7:01am
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My son is 2.5, We found out when he was 11 month via rast, no rection, that he was allergic to peanuts.
He had a negative rast at 17 months and his allergist did a peanut challenge in clinic. He failed. He ate a cracker with a bit of PB and got hives from head to toe.
At 20 months he had an exposure from a bite of an egg roll (had PB in it) He got red around the mouth and had 2 bouts of horrible loose stools.
Today, we were at a restaurant and my day care child ate PB on her toast (we do eat it around him, but VERY seldom, maybe once a month if even) He grabbed her napkin and wiped his mouth, he got red around the mouth, rashy, and small white itchy bumps. An hour later his whole back was itchy and bumpy.
I gave him benadryl.
I am scared, he didnt even eat PB and this is what happened.
Does this mean his allergy is pretty severe or not really???

Posted on: Fri, 09/01/2006 - 8:04am
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First of all, let me warn you that you're going to hear all different responses in terms of people's comfort zones in regards to the fact that you eat peanut butter around your PA child .....
Second of all, there is no such thing as a MILD peanut allergy. As you have seen for yourself, twice now, no less, the scary thing about peanut allergies is that the reactions are unpredictable. You can never tell ahead of time how serious the reaction will become.
My son has never had an anaphylactic reaction to peanuts, but that doesn't mean that I don't expect the NEXT exposure to be The Big One. We treat his allergy as if it were a worst-case scenario, just to ensure his safety at all times. When people ask if he is airborne-sensitive, I tell them yes, even though I don't really know. Because frankly, I don't want to test that and find out the hard way.
I don't eat PB around my child because of that. God forbid *I* be the one eating something the day that his allergy kicks into overdrive and he has an anaphylactic reaction from touching me (or my napkin or the table in front of me, etc., etc.). It's a game of Russian roulette that I don't care to play.
My condolences that you have to deal with this severe, life-threatening allergy. But you've come to the right place. Keep please reading and keep educating yourself as to how to keep your child the safest that you can in terms of this allergy.

Posted on: Wed, 09/06/2006 - 9:39am
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I'm sorry about your sons reaction , it is scarey. I run a home daycare and insist that the children that come to my home are never to eat PB prior to coming to my home in worry that my daughter may pick up trace amounts, as the mother of a PA child I believe your job just to add to all the other regular stuff, is to prevent as much as you can any exposure, it is not needed to be determined if your childs allergy is severe or not , regardless it can threaten his life. My daughter ate a small chocolate coveredpeanut at 2 and immediately began to react,she settled her self down , by the time paramedics came and assesd her they determined she was fine, she didn't even get benadryl, however since we have kept her as safe as we can learnign all the time about hidden dangers, now 3 years later and no other reactions we were out at a resturant whereater checking there were no nuts being used to make the foods we had ordered , my young 5 year PA allergic child begins to have a red spot by her mouth and then more , turns out that the person who had made our drinks at the bar had contact with a bowl of peanuts which we didn't know were there, thankfully she never needed am medication but it was good for my MIL who never quite got the seriousness and the fact that her allergy was real.
Treat this allergy with more respect and concern.
I should say we carry epi pen everywhere we go and take every precaution.

Posted on: Fri, 09/01/2006 - 8:04am
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Joined: 11/02/2000 - 09:00

First of all, let me warn you that you're going to hear all different responses in terms of people's comfort zones in regards to the fact that you eat peanut butter around your PA child .....
Second of all, there is no such thing as a MILD peanut allergy. As you have seen for yourself, twice now, no less, the scary thing about peanut allergies is that the reactions are unpredictable. You can never tell ahead of time how serious the reaction will become.
My son has never had an anaphylactic reaction to peanuts, but that doesn't mean that I don't expect the NEXT exposure to be The Big One. We treat his allergy as if it were a worst-case scenario, just to ensure his safety at all times. When people ask if he is airborne-sensitive, I tell them yes, even though I don't really know. Because frankly, I don't want to test that and find out the hard way.
I don't eat PB around my child because of that. God forbid *I* be the one eating something the day that his allergy kicks into overdrive and he has an anaphylactic reaction from touching me (or my napkin or the table in front of me, etc., etc.). It's a game of Russian roulette that I don't care to play.
My condolences that you have to deal with this severe, life-threatening allergy. But you've come to the right place. Keep please reading and keep educating yourself as to how to keep your child the safest that you can in terms of this allergy.

Posted on: Wed, 09/06/2006 - 9:39am
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Joined: 12/01/2005 - 09:00

I'm sorry about your sons reaction , it is scarey. I run a home daycare and insist that the children that come to my home are never to eat PB prior to coming to my home in worry that my daughter may pick up trace amounts, as the mother of a PA child I believe your job just to add to all the other regular stuff, is to prevent as much as you can any exposure, it is not needed to be determined if your childs allergy is severe or not , regardless it can threaten his life. My daughter ate a small chocolate coveredpeanut at 2 and immediately began to react,she settled her self down , by the time paramedics came and assesd her they determined she was fine, she didn't even get benadryl, however since we have kept her as safe as we can learnign all the time about hidden dangers, now 3 years later and no other reactions we were out at a resturant whereater checking there were no nuts being used to make the foods we had ordered , my young 5 year PA allergic child begins to have a red spot by her mouth and then more , turns out that the person who had made our drinks at the bar had contact with a bowl of peanuts which we didn't know were there, thankfully she never needed am medication but it was good for my MIL who never quite got the seriousness and the fact that her allergy was real.
Treat this allergy with more respect and concern.
I should say we carry epi pen everywhere we go and take every precaution.

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