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Posted on: Tue, 03/14/2006 - 1:30am
Mommyof4's picture
Joined: 01/18/2006 - 09:00

We still had a jar of peanut butter in our house, but after our last visit to the allergist he told us to get it all out of the house. He said he love peanut butter, but can not eat it for the safety of his patients.

Posted on: Tue, 03/14/2006 - 8:13am
Arlene's picture
Joined: 11/03/2004 - 09:00

We dont have any nut items in our house...We have a few may contains but very few at that.
My thought on this would be..how can i ask schools/nursery to make changes for my son if his own parents cant.
I also do it out of respect for my son, if he cant have it then neither can we.

Posted on: Tue, 03/14/2006 - 8:34am
saknjmom's picture
Joined: 04/02/2003 - 09:00

Our home is totally peanut and nut free. After seeing what a tiny bit of PB did to my son and him knowing that pb nearly killed him, I think it would be very hurtful toward him to consume it.
I couldn't live with myself if I caused him to have a reaction.

Posted on: Tue, 03/14/2006 - 3:39pm
rebekahc's picture
Joined: 12/02/1999 - 09:00

I've had PA for 34 years now. I did not grow up in a pn free home, but my mother was very cautious with the pb in the house. However, every exposure has the potential to increase one's sensitivity regardless if it causes a noticeable reaction. My years of exposure to airborne pn have resulted in my being highly sensitive and I have become airborne reactive. By the time I was in high school, my throat would itch when I got home if my mom had eated pn hours earlier for lunch. My mom finally gets it and will no longer eat pn when I am at her house. Too bad it took almost 30 years and my becoming super sensitive to get her to understand what all those exposures could do. Please don't eat pn around your PA child - I wish my mom hadn't.

Posted on: Mon, 03/13/2006 - 5:16am
momto1son's picture
Joined: 02/27/2006 - 09:00

I do not eat any peanut products around my child and I will not let other family members. Not worth the risk to me.

Posted on: Mon, 03/13/2006 - 5:24am
gvmom's picture
Joined: 08/24/2005 - 09:00

[b]Do you eat pa products around your pa child?[/b]
No. Our house is Peanut/Tree Nut & egg free. DH might eat something that could be cross contaminated if he goes out to lunch while at work, but even away from home we all don't eat foods that contain the boys' allergens. We just eliminated them completely from all of our diets. Just isn't worth it.

Posted on: Mon, 03/13/2006 - 5:32am
mistey's picture
Joined: 01/18/2004 - 09:00

No, we do not have peanuts in our home. In the beginning, dh and I ate them away from home. But after a while, it was stressful for us (thinking what if I get some on ds's cheek when we kiss him, etc.). It was just easier to avoid them all the time. And really, I do not miss them very much. And it's MUCH better for peace of mind.

Posted on: Mon, 03/13/2006 - 5:35am
turtle's picture
Joined: 12/10/2004 - 09:00

No, we are a peanut free house and I have not eaten peanuts or peanut butter since he was diagnosed.

Posted on: Mon, 03/13/2006 - 5:39am
momma2boys's picture
Joined: 03/14/2003 - 09:00

We used to eat p.b. in the house, but it was too nerve wracking. I think I lost a couple layers of skin from washing my hands so much. I think my son should feel safe in his own home. I don't want to worry that a sitter will give him something he can't have. If it is all safe, no accidents. I could never live with myself if anything happened to my son because of something I ate.
That said, her initial symptoms could've been from your peanut butter, but I don't think a fever would be involved.

Posted on: Mon, 03/13/2006 - 5:44am
momto1son's picture
Joined: 02/27/2006 - 09:00

I agree with the statement the child should feel safe in there own home. My DH and I discussed this and that is what we decided also. That way when DS is older and can get stuff for himself he does not have to worry about eating or drinking something that can hurt him. The house is the 1 place I feel in control.


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