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Posted on: Wed, 11/08/2000 - 11:00am
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Here is the reply I received from FAN regarding Peanut Allergy Affecting Growth Potential:
"I'm sorry, I'm not able to point you to any such studies. Failure to thrive is sometimes seen in children with food allergies, but I suspect it's more often associated with children who are allergic to milk and soy. However, that's pure speculation on my part."
Debbie Scherrer, Member Communications [url="http://www.foodallergy.org/"]www.foodallergy.org/[/url]
[This message has been edited by Cayley's Mom (edited November 08, 2000).]

Posted on: Mon, 11/27/2000 - 11:00pm
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My son was 9 15 1/2 lbs and 22 1/2 inches at birth and has not stopped growing since!! He was diagnosed with peanut, milk and egg allergies at 7 months. He is now 4 1/2 years and is 46 inches and 46 pounds. Eats like a pig, but is really active and burns it fast.

Posted on: Mon, 12/04/2000 - 12:11pm
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My PA son is 18 and he is 5'11''. I am 5'8''
and my wife is 5'0''. I don't think his allergies or asthma effected hi growth.

Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2001 - 12:55pm
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I have four children, two are not PA, my 5 1/2 year is. Her growing habits have bothered me for years, she is okay in height, not tall, but only weighs 36 pounds, she has hardly gained any weight in three years, about 5 pound. She eats, but seems to enjoy fresh fruits and veggies. She does drink whole milk, but doesn't eat much meat. She is also allergic to eggs, so she seems to stay thin. The other two girls are 9 1/2 years and 2 years, the older one was NOT breastfed, has no allergies. The 2 year old was breastfed and has no allergies. I nursed my 5 year old for a year and she has the PA and egg. I don't know about my son yet, have three months left before he is born. I feel like I am doing something wrong with my daughter, I feed her, yet she is still petite. I was small all my life, but she seems so little.

Posted on: Tue, 05/22/2001 - 1:09am
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Well I am 5ft 1 (nearly), but my younger sister is much taller and has definitely NOT finished growing. I haven't heard of height being linked to allergies. My sister and I both have the same allergies.

Posted on: Wed, 05/23/2001 - 4:06am
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Hi! my severely PA and asthmatic son is off the charts for height and weight. I am 5'5" and my husband is 5'9". Mike will be 9 on 7/30 and is the size of an 11 yr old. He has taken steroids for his asthma. My dad is 6'1' and my brother is 6'2". Looks like he takes after Grandpa and Uncle Johnny. Best wishes

Posted on: Thu, 05/24/2001 - 4:04am
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My pa/ta son is nine years old and weighs 49 pounds. He is the shortest boy in grade 3. He was severely asthmatic when he was an infant until he was about 4 requiring many doses of prednisone. My doctor does not seem to be overly concerned. He says that sickly babies don't grow very quickly. I should mention that I am 5 ft, 100 pounds and I have 4 children. There father is 5 ft/7 and weighs about 160. My 11 year old son weighs 60 pounds and is the shortest boy in his grade. He is healthy, no asthma and only a few environmental allergies. My four year old is huge. He weighs 45 pounds and is the tallest in his class. It's to soon to tell with the baby. She was a month early so was quite tiny. She was only 16 for length!!
As I said, my doctor says not to be concerned. Would anyone else be? My children are very confident regardless of their size, and they seem healthy but I can't help but worry.

Posted on: Thu, 05/24/2001 - 12:37pm
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Sorry! Double post. I just realized that this topic was started over a year ago and I had already responded to it. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by L&Mojoe (edited May 24, 2001).]

Posted on: Fri, 05/25/2001 - 5:38am
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hello, the theory on growth and lack of sleep seems to make a lot of sence to me. also there seems to be a common thread on the subject of six month old allergic babies slow weight gain. This is the age when a wider varity of foods are introduced, also the infants are more moblie and come into contact with more allergens, for instance dustmite cat and dog dander, which in turn agrevate eczema, which can cause lack of sleep, lack of growth and so on.
All that taken in account allergys can not rule out permanent slow growth,it has been proved that severe intolerance reactions in a child and the long term malabsorbtion of food can damage a childs projected growth.
surely if intolerance can do this why can not allergys?
has any studies been done on this?
very intesting stuff mainly because my son is built like a twig in a family that are on the very tall "robust" side. The word dainty does not normaly apply to us , only twig boy!!!!!!
bye sarah, oh boy its half term no school for 9 days...brill!!!!

Posted on: Thu, 08/30/2001 - 11:55pm
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My 5 year old is average in height but low in weight. She is PA and most likely some other food unknown to us. We are taking her to an allergist to find out. She is very picky when it comes to food in fear of tummy ache and "something is coming up my throat" as she describes it. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

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