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Posted on: Sat, 02/09/2002 - 11:34am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

My son had eczema up until his Pull-Ups reaction at 3years 3 months of age. After that, the eczema went almost completely away. He has an occasional flare up if I get the bath water too warm.
At the time of that reaction, we were also dealing with beginning asthma symptoms. There has been no further sign of asthma since his ER trip (because of the Huggies).
My son is PA and TNA.
[This message has been edited by Lam (edited February 09, 2002).]

Posted on: Sat, 02/09/2002 - 12:38pm
Chicago's picture
Joined: 04/21/2001 - 09:00

Only PA and TNA. Hope the info helps!

Posted on: Sat, 02/09/2002 - 2:15pm
California Mom's picture
Joined: 07/14/2000 - 09:00

My 7 year old pa and tna daughter does not have asthma, and has only very slight eczema when the weather is very dry. Miriam

Posted on: Sun, 02/10/2002 - 5:51am
MaiasMom's picture
Joined: 07/17/2001 - 09:00

Hello- My 2 y/o dd does not have asthma (so far) and she also does not have eczema. She is "only" peanut allergic (so far). Knock on wood for all of the above. We feel fortunate.

Posted on: Sun, 02/10/2002 - 11:54am
brimor's picture
Joined: 06/09/2000 - 09:00

Our youngest daughter, age 3, who is PA (don't know about TN) has asthma and eczema. Our middle daughter, age 7, who is PA and TN, doesn't have either one, and our oldest daugter, age 10, has asthma and mild eczema but is not PA or TN. Go figure!!!

Posted on: Mon, 02/11/2002 - 12:30am
Liane's picture
Joined: 07/27/2001 - 09:00

punkinsmom - The first I remember having reactions is as a young teenager. I started out getting a dry spot of eczema next to my nose that would never clear up. I used steroid cream to relieve the itching. Around that age I also started to get terrible dandruff ehich was scaly and would itch. To me it feels like eczema of the scalp! That has always been pretty bad until I was 21 and found a hair shampoo and amino acid scalp treatment which help with the scaliness.
I think the eczema on my face got progressively worse over 12 years, but very slowly. Now when I react I get it in my eyebrows, on my forehead, either side of my nose and at the corners of my mouth. I didn't discover that this was an allergy reaction until I eliminated peanuts from my diet because I was breastfeeding and suddenly all my itchy symptoms cleared up on my face and scalp. Now that we live peanut free (and free of a few other allergens that give me the same reaction) when I do react it seems more intense, but that may be because I'm not used to the background itch anymore.
I do have cross-contamination reactions. I feel that I am about as sensitive as Vince to ingested peanut even though I don't react with anaphylaxis. He, however, reacts faster than I do. My reaction takes 15 - 20 minutes to start (or perhaps to get bad enough that I notice it). Vince reacts within minutes. I carry Epi-pens for him but not for myself, I feel that my symptoms have only gotten very gradually worse and I have never had breathing/swelling from a reaction. My mother is anaphylactic to shellfish, my husband's brother to bee stings and my family and husband have a history of eczema/psoriasis.
I hope that helps you with your daughter. I can certainly attest to how great it is not to have a reaction. I feel it is very worth it to go without those things which cause it, though it is a lot easier not to be 'tempted' by nuts when I know I have to avoid them for Vince. I would be interested to know my RAST levels or IgE levels but we don't have health insurance at the moment so it will have to wait a while.
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Posted on: Mon, 02/11/2002 - 4:49am
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Joined: 12/07/2000 - 09:00

Liane - Thanks for sharing your info. My daughter only gets excema and it is usually her wrists that flare up. Since we have cut out the peanuts she usually only has it on her knuckles and feet on a daily basis. Our allergist told us that we do not need to carry an epi pen. I still do because I feel better safe than sorry. It's good to hear that your reactions have not have not gotten lots worse. I know it doesn't mean my daughter's won't but it does give me hope. Peggy

Posted on: Mon, 02/11/2002 - 10:20am
TLSMOM's picture
Joined: 05/25/2001 - 09:00

My 5yr old PA/TNA son has eczema that can be mild to moderate. He also has had mild asthma that unfortunately is getting worse. Also very allergic to Cats.
My 2 1/2yr old daughter has PA/TNA and also has mild to moderate eczema. In certain ways her eczema has been worse that her older brothers. I don't know why.
For being so young, they are already very close and love each other to bits!! Maybe in a way it's because they sense they share the same problems.
Take Care

Posted on: Mon, 02/11/2002 - 12:47pm
AlwaysAvoidAnaphylaxis's picture
Joined: 06/23/2001 - 09:00

Our 5 yo daughter does not have any food allergies nor eczema or asthma. Our 3 1/2 yo son is TNA (dairy and egg too but hope outgrown by this summer) and has eczema but no asthma thank God. His eczema is mostly on elbows and knees is controlled with daily vaseline and every other day topical 2.5% hydrocortisone.

Posted on: Tue, 02/12/2002 - 4:47am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I just found out last week 1 yr old Jacob is PA. I have not noticed any eczema nor any asthma.
Is this something he could/will develope later or would he have had it by now?



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