Delayed reaction?

Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 9:47am
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I would love some opinions on this... My 5 yr old son has severe PA. Today my son had speech therapy, and when his session was over I noticed he had an allergic welt over his lip. Turns out he grabbed his teachers water bottle and took a drink. She eats nuts a lot. (don't know if she had any today) Anyway this was around 12. He seemed fine today, exept for the welt (which faded quickly) until 5:00pm. He was watching tv and he looked like he was in a trance. I couldn't really get his attention, and about 10 minutes later he started crying like crazy and finally took a nap for a half hour (he could not tell me what was wrong b/c he has pdd, and he almost never naps)When he woke up, he was crying again , and this time he started sneezing a lot. I gave him benadryl and now he is back to himself.

Could this be from possible peanut exposure so much later in the day? Thanks!

Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 11:14am
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It definitely sounds like a possibility to me. I have heard of some speech therapists using peanut butter in their therapy. Are you sure this wasn't the case? Also, if she is eating nuts she should wash her hands before working with your child.
I would watch him closely tonight to make sure the reaction doesn't come back. Take care.

Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 1:21pm
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I have an off-topic question I would love to ask you. If you don't mind, can you please tell me a little about pdd. My youngest son has lots of developmental delays...speech being one. He is 21 months old and has yet to say his first word...he does babble. When was your son diagnosed with pdd and what were his sign/symptoms?

Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 1:21pm
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nicolimom, I'm sorry to hear of your son's reaction. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] I really don't have anything to add. I agree with Starting Over.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 9:09pm
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Thankyou everyone, whatever happened to him seems to have passed, he is fine now.
Naer-My son was dx'd at 3. I knew long before that something was not right, but I had a hard time getting anyone(the dr) to notice it. Some of his early symptoms included holding(like being attached to) an object for very long periods of time, like a stick or something like that. He also played with his hands a lot. He was always crossing and twisting his fingers, instead of playing w/toys. He liked to wave them in front of his face alot. (I later found out this is clalled self-stimulatory behavior, or stimming). The lack of speech was one of the biggest signs.
The babbling your son is doing, in my opinion is a good thing. It shows he is trying to talk. Try to encourage it as much as you can. Speech therapy, with the right person , can really help. My son is 5 now, and he is talking! Conversations are still hard for him, but he is improving . A good person to make the dx for you would be a caring developmental pediatrician. I would be more than happy to answer any other questions you might have.
Good Luck!
Kerry

Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 10:34pm
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Did you give him benedryl when you first noticed the welt on his lip? If you did, perhaps the benedryl wore off after a few hours and his reaction came back. If not, I have heard of reactions occurring 12 to 24 hours after exposure.
Thank goodness it was a mild reaction, at least that what it sounded like from your description.

Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 11:39pm
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No, I did not give him benadryl after the first welt. I certainly think I made a mistake now. I watched him closely , and I 'thought' he seemed fine. Of course I was wrong... I did not think you could get a biphasic reaction w/out first having a more severe reaction than my son had, so thankyou for filling me in....

Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 11:48pm
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I would also ask the therapist if she was in fact eating nuts. She has to know this is a bad idea.
And please, what is PDD? I am not familiar with this.
Peggy

Posted on: Thu, 04/01/2004 - 1:24am
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Pdd is short for pervasive development disorder. There are 5 disorders in this category, the most well known one being autism. Pdd-nos (pervasive development disorder, not otherwise specified) is a milder form than classic autism. Kids who get dx'd pdd have some autism symptoms but not enough of them to be considered 'autistic'.
One of the hardest things about my son's pdd, actually has nothing to do with pdd itself. It's this horrible allergy! I don't think at this point he would know not to eat peanut butter if someone offered it to him. So , it is very nerve racking to say the least.....

Posted on: Thu, 04/01/2004 - 2:59am
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Thanks for the info.
If that is the case I would speak very strongly to the speech therapist and all of your son's contacts to be sure they undetstand about his PA and his inability to police himself right now.
It is wrong for anyone to eat peanuts when they know they are going to be with your son.
Good luck
Peggy

Posted on: Sat, 07/12/2008 - 11:59pm
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Hi There
I have heard that a reaction can take up to a few hours to develope. I would speak to an allergist if you can to find out. I hope that you carry and epi- pen with you all the time.
welcome

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