Cousins with PA

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My son was diagnosed with PA 6 years ago and we just learned this week that my nephew, my brother's son also is PA & TNA. I know that this can be common in siblings, but has anyone seen this before in first cousins?

On Jul 6, 2004

Yes: my dd is pa and tna. Her first cousin (I get to blame it on dh's side, now - LOL) is pa.

[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Miriam

On Jul 6, 2004

DadofTwo, although my children's cousins don't have any environmental allergies or asthma (and certainly no food allergies), I'm not surprised. It makes total sense to me because it's "in your genes".

California Mom, I love how you get to blame DH's side (I am kidding - it's just that it's obvious with my children and I don't even know where it comes from because I seem to be the only one of ten children who has the *issues* I have, that it's "me" and not Dad to blame).

Although that amoxicillin allergy Ember developed recently. Hmmm. Found out only after her diagnosis that BOTH of my SIL's (DH's sisters) are allergic to different forms of antibiotic, so maybe it's not simply me. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

DadofTwo, this also reminds me of a young woman pharmacist I dealt with when I lived in the one horse town. Her two sisters both had PA children and she was quite concerned when she had her little guy about whether or not he would be PA as well and when she should have him tested.

I would see her probably on a weekly basis and our PA discussions first started when she was trying to find "safe" Easter candy for her nephews/nieces of BOTH of her sisters.

Then, after she became pregnant and had her son, the discussion got more serious about whether or not she should have her little guy tested because it did seem to "run in the family".

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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On Jul 6, 2004

My son is PA, TNA, Sesame and Chick Pea allergic; his second cousin is TNA.

Guess it's my side of the family that's to blame!

Amy

On Jul 6, 2004

Going Nuts, I still believe it "takes two to tango" so I'm not taking ALL of the blame! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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On Jul 6, 2004

I come from a rather large family and I am among the youngest, however, I have one first cousin with TNA and the child of a first cousin who is PA and the grand child of a first cousin who is PA.

Guess that my side of the family is to blame although DH has environmental allergies and his brother has asthma and cat allergies.

Katiee

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On Jul 6, 2004

My sister's 2nd DS also has PA and MFA like my ds. To our knowledge our 2 sons are the only severe food allergies in our family. My oldest ds was allergic to eggs but outgrew it by the time he was 2 years old and I have a cousin that was allergic to eggs but outgrew it also. In our case there is food allergies on both sides.

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On Jul 6, 2004

ATM, I am so happy to be able to "blame" [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] dh's family because otherwise [b]everything[/b] is [b]my[/b] fault. For the longest time it was my fault for eating nuts and peanuts while breastfeeding. Hmmm, interesting that his SIL didn't breastfeed her pa daughter!

For anyone who doesn't "know" me; I am truly just kidding. Of course it takes the genes from both sides of the family for all this stuff. I just love the fact that I [i]could[/i] finally blame [b]something[/b] on dh's side of the family.

My dad is the one who gets blamed for the fact that my dd and her first cousin (on my side) [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img] both have ADHD!

[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Miriam

On Jul 6, 2004

California Mom, I was going to say the same thing as you - everything is my fault anyway (no matter what it is it seems some days). Turns out really, as far as environmental allergies and asthma then extending that to PA, I probably AM the one to blame.

But gonna give DH the credit for Em's amoxicillin allergy.

I hear you dear woman. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Also, certainly looking at it to see if it does run in families, etc. is interesting and I do believe perhaps also helpful (as in the case of the woman I posted about who had two sisters with PA children so she wanted to know about her child whereas if she didn't have those two sisters with PA children, she wouldn't even have thought about PA for her child probably).

We're joking in this thread about the "blaming" part and I think we've all made that really clear in each of our individual posts only because blame does get laid sometimes and I think that's so assinine. I like joking about it, obviously, but as far as pointing fingers in a heated argument and saying, well, it's because of YOU our child has this or that, not happening (and we do have some pretty heated arguments and are notorious for not taking responsibility and laying blame on the other [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img] but never with stuff like that, but can imagine some people, when push comes to shove, them actually doing that, although if Ron and I haven't, perhaps it is not possible. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] )

Bloody he**, phone just rang and I can't hear it over other noise (and not the children, they are outside, and not the TV because it is not on because they are outside) and I ran like an idiot to get it only to get there a skip too late. Dammit! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img]

Sorry to have gone into babble speak, hope everyone knows what I meant. We are joking about laying blame. But it is an interesting discussion about whether or not it does run in families.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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On Jul 6, 2004

No one in my family has food allergies except my brother, but none of his allergies are the same as my DS. No PA or TNA with any of my other kids. Crazy? I thought someone would have this allergy..

------------------ Renee athma/EA Quinton: PA/TNA/Soy/EA/Severe Asthma/whole egg/onion/cocoa bean/chicken/turkey/string beans/potato Mykiaja: EA/asthma Taylor: EA/asthma

On Jul 6, 2004

My Dad was hospitalized many times for congestive heart failure. One day as I was walking up the hall...I noticed patient charts on the walls outside their room. Almost every one had an allergic sticker on their chart. Most of these people were older, 60 plus patients.

I don't think this allergic problem with food and drugs is just hereditary...we are just bombarding our bodies with too many chemicals.

On Jul 6, 2004

cathlina, I do agree with you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

My Mother developed environmental allergies at the age of 72. She will be 76 this month. It's not like she went merrily through her life with environmental allergies and didn't know she had them because both my sister and I got allergy shots as children. So, she was aware of them, definitely. But they didn't show up in her until she was 72.

I believe genetics do play a part in what's going on, but not the FULL part. I also believe it has a lot to do with what we (collectively) have done to our environment and how now our bodies really just can't tolerate the environment we have created, full of toxins, pollution and everything else.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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On Jul 7, 2004

ATM & California Mom -

Let's face it, [b]everything[/b] is always the mother's fault anyway! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Amy

On Jul 7, 2004

Going Nuts, this is true, has been since time began, so what the heck? I'm quite prepared to send my children into therapy when the time comes. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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On Jul 7, 2004

My 4 year old son is PN and TN allergic. My sister's 2 year old son is also Peanut allergic.

My sister is allergic to green peppers and I do not have any food allergies. Our mother is allergic to blueberries.

Jaime

On Jul 7, 2004

I have a niece and nephew ( brother and sister) who are both PA and have asthma. DS is PA/TNA and has had asthmatic-like reactions- but our family Dr. won't test him. Looking for a new ped. or dr. - but not many are taking new patients here. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

On Jul 8, 2004

NO just Chris in our whole family. He gets the royal treatment from My side so he thinks he is the king of the family. Gramma will see him coming and make him anything he wants to eat. She is always preparing treats for "Just chris". It is a joke though. He loves her Lemon Pie so she makes it for him all the time. Of course the others have their favorites from gramma. Now my brother is allergic to shell fish. my other is allergic to bees the same as Chris is to Peanut. take care CLaire

On Jul 8, 2004

My older son is PA, and his second cousin (my husband's first cousin's daughter) was also diagnosed with PA about 2 years back. She just turned 6 and they are doing extensive retesting because the allergist believes she has outgrown it.

As for my son - I am not holding my breathe for him to outgrow it because his skin prick test results are worse every year.

To tell you the truth, I'm a little jealous that my husband's cousin's daughter has outgrown it, and a little concerned that the rest of my family will think my son's PA isn't that bad after all - since she outgrew it, he will too so why bother being diligent... BUT, then again I am always overly dramatic [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] and of course I obviously have a pretty vivid green streak as well [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Take care!

On Jul 8, 2004

Our son is PA and our nephew is PA (my husband's sister's child). Both children have 2 siblings and no allergies in any of the siblings.

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