Emily and I in article re: PA and Schools

Posted on: Tue, 02/07/2006 - 3:41am
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Posted on: Tue, 02/07/2006 - 4:59am
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Great article! Though I disagree with allergist Dr. Paula Ardron's comment that, 'There are going to be times they have accidental exposure.' Almost as if exposures maybe aren't that serious after all. Anyway, in that comment Dr. Ardron sounds defeatist about parents and schools avoiding exposure, imho.

Posted on: Wed, 02/15/2006 - 3:48am
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Thanks for the thumbs up, but I have to disagree with you on something koalamomma. Further up in the article Dr. Ardron said that all PA's are at risk of anaphylaxsis. Dr. Ardron was saying about the accidental exposure that you won't be able to protect your child 100% of the time. I don't think that is defeatist. I think it is reality.
I truly believe that Dr. Ardron is correct. Unless.... you follow your child around and protect him/her they will have an accidental exposure at some time or another.
My daughter is rated at a very high risk on the RAST. She has only had one anaphylactic episode. I believe it is because from a very young age I taught her to protect herself. No one else is going to protect her like I can.
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Posted on: Tue, 02/07/2006 - 4:59am
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Great article! Though I disagree with allergist Dr. Paula Ardron's comment that, 'There are going to be times they have accidental exposure.' Almost as if exposures maybe aren't that serious after all. Anyway, in that comment Dr. Ardron sounds defeatist about parents and schools avoiding exposure, imho.

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Thanks for the thumbs up, but I have to disagree with you on something koalamomma. Further up in the article Dr. Ardron said that all PA's are at risk of anaphylaxsis. Dr. Ardron was saying about the accidental exposure that you won't be able to protect your child 100% of the time. I don't think that is defeatist. I think it is reality.
I truly believe that Dr. Ardron is correct. Unless.... you follow your child around and protect him/her they will have an accidental exposure at some time or another.
My daughter is rated at a very high risk on the RAST. She has only had one anaphylactic episode. I believe it is because from a very young age I taught her to protect herself. No one else is going to protect her like I can.
[This message has been edited by EmilysMom (edited February 15, 2006).]

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