Posted on: Wed, 08/08/2007 - 3:06am
psufan1996's picture
Joined: 06/03/2007 - 09:00

After the peanut M&M incident at daycare my daughter had a reaction yesterday. It was mild, hives only. I know that the M&Ms are out of the room, so it was not that. They had corndogs for lunch. Could that be the cause? She has eaten the corndogs at school for the past year and never had a problem. She also had mixed veggies (green beans, corn and carrots I think). Her teacher said she broke out almost immediately after eating. My other theory is she may be developing a new food allergy, maybe to the corn. Any thoughts for those of you with more experience? For now, I told them I will provide an alternate lunch on corndog days. I was thinking either a plain hotdog, or if anyone knows of a safe corndog that she can eat, I would prefer her lunch to be as close to the other kids' lunch as possible.


Posted on: Wed, 08/08/2007 - 3:24am
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Posted on: Wed, 08/08/2007 - 3:26am
Daisy's picture
Joined: 01/16/2006 - 09:00

So sorry to hear about the reaction, but glad she's ok.
Have you read the ingredients on the packages at the daycare? That would be my first step. Then start a food diary with the date of the reaction, the place, the foods eaten, etc...
The food diary will really help with those mystery reactions and is a good tool for your allergist to see at her annual visit. Sometimes they can spot a trend and order more testing with documented suspicions.
Good luck,

Posted on: Wed, 08/08/2007 - 3:31am
chanda4's picture
Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

we can't eat corn dogs anymore because they have egg ingredients(the breading is dipped in egg) so it could be a new allergy(unless egg allergic already). Or is their kitchen possible contaminated(because of the peanut M&M's) and she is getting a reaction from all of her food because of it....not sure, but sorry it's happening! I would say if it does continue, to maybe think about just bringing a cold lunch each day she eats there. HUGS
Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 1/2(beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig, hamster & asthma)
Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, seasame seeds, (avoiding all seeds, legumes &coconut)eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-4 (milk, tree nuts(avoiding peanuts and seeds)soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig, hamster, grass, mold, dust mite and EE)
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Posted on: Wed, 08/08/2007 - 3:31am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Is it possible that someone who handled her food also touched the M&Ms? Also, was she in a common area with anyone who had the M&Ms earlier? Maybe she got some residues on her hands from playground equipment, and maybe she didn't wash well enough before eating, and then it could have ended up being a peanut ingestion? Just pointing out some other possibilities. Hopefully there aren't any new allergies, and hopefully there won't be any more reactions!
What does the daycare say about the M&Ms? Will they remove them, or at least get people to wash hands after touching them? I didn't see the other thread (started reading the most recent ones first), so I'm sorry if you already covered this info.

Posted on: Wed, 08/08/2007 - 4:21am
Sarahb's picture
Joined: 01/22/2007 - 09:00

PSU.....did it come out in another conversation that your child was at a BHFS? I may have you confused with someone else...but if it's a Bright Horizons....I felt like that they had a "fair" understanding of PA but not a "good" or "very good" understanding. If my son was still going there I would provide his food. Now, my comfort zone may not be the same as yours...but I do not allow foods that are made in the same facility as peanuts and I highly doubt BH is checking on that. Also...even if it's not a comfort zone thing...I would want to know what my child is eating *exactly* to help determine new allergies or food sensativities.

Posted on: Wed, 08/08/2007 - 6:20am
psufan1996's picture
Joined: 06/03/2007 - 09:00

I just got back from daycare. I checked all the ingredients from yesterdays peanuts anywhere. My next guess is the mixed veggies: peas, lima beans and green beans I think are all legumes. So maybe the combination caused a mild reaction. Or she is developing a new allergy. I will keep the food journal, thanks for the suggestion.
In a weird way, I am glad it happened because her teacher is taking it way more seriously now. She asked a lot of questions today and took notes.
Thanks everyone!

Posted on: Wed, 08/08/2007 - 8:35am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

My son started reacting to peas around 20mos. We just stayed away from them. He would get hives around his mouth and anywhere he rubbed the peas on his face. His SPT and bloodtest are negative, but he still won't touch them. I would definetly suspect the veggie mix.

Posted on: Wed, 08/08/2007 - 8:40am
McCobbre's picture
Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

Until you mentioned the legumes my thought was, "the corndog is xc with something else."
But legumes sound fishy.
My DS is PA and he has Morningstar Farms corndogs all the time. They label well. They're vegetarian, but you can absolutely not tell with these. Honest. They are some of the best corndogs I've ever had.

Posted on: Wed, 08/08/2007 - 9:40am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Trader Joe's brand of vegetarian corn dogs also are really good. They're fine for PA. I don't know about other allergies.

Posted on: Wed, 08/08/2007 - 10:05am
momll70's picture
Joined: 09/26/2006 - 09:00

I'm thinking maybe legumes.


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