DebbieH

Posted on: Tue, 03/02/1999 - 10:35am
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Hi, my name is Debbie, and I have a 2-1/2 year old son, Matthew, who is anyphylactic peanut allergic. His first reaction was at 15 months and occurred at our local grocery store while eating a peanut butter cookie. I might add that my sitter had professed to giving him peanut butter on several occasions before, so I guess it took him a while to get sensitized. Thank goodness the first reaction was when I was around. His symptom were vomiting, hives, coughing, and sneezing. I took him home and immediately administered benadryl, as I recognized this as some allergic reaction. I attempted to call my pediatirican who was very nonchalant about the event. As he was still coughing, I then took him to a pediatric office located close to my home. They administered two epenephrine injections, and two doses of benadryl there in about a two hour time span. I then took him home, but from what I now know he should have been in a hospital or emergency care facitlity for about 12 hours.

This site has been so informative, and a great comfort to me. For several months, I thought I was alone with this problem. Now I know there are countless other parents and adults dealing with this condition, and we together are banding to be heard. Thanks Peanut Allergy.Com

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