giving daughter nuts in dr\'s office

Posted on: Tue, 10/30/2001 - 2:02am
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just wondering if anybody has introduced peanuts to their child in a dr's office with epipen with them? we are curious if our 7 yr old has outgrown her allergy but dont want to put her to at risk.

Posted on: Tue, 10/30/2001 - 2:14am
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Has her testing come out negative?

Posted on: Tue, 10/30/2001 - 2:18am
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Quote:Originally posted by Heather2:
[b]Has her testing come out negative?[/b]she has tested positive twice, but to our knowledge has never tried peanuts since her first positive. but allergist told us he has seen some positive tested kids who are not really "positive"...

Posted on: Tue, 10/30/2001 - 4:57am
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chrisalbano: I am wondering this too. My older son has PA but I will not know if my 18 month old has it unless he is exposed. I have been wondering: how do I go about giving him this? I am nervous and must give it to him before he enters preschool next year just so that I know. Our home is nut free, so I plan to give it to him somewhere else, but have to decide how, when, or where!

Posted on: Tue, 10/30/2001 - 11:08am
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Did your allergist reccomend a challenge test?

Posted on: Tue, 10/30/2001 - 9:48pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Chicago:
[b]Did your allergist reccomend a challenge test?[/b]they mentioned a "challenge" but said i would have to go outside the boston area to do so. is that true?

Posted on: Tue, 10/30/2001 - 11:57pm
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Well, I would think you would go to the Allergy and Athma Center at Children's in Boston. Hopefully this link to their site will work:
[url="http://www.childrenshospital.org/cfapps/CHdeptProgIndex.cfm?Dept=Allergy%2FImmunology"]http://www.childrenshospital.org/cfapps/CHdeptProgIndex.cfm?Dept=Allergy%2FImmunology[/url]
But are you sure you should challenge him if he has tested positive? It seems to me like an awful big chance. Would you ever just wait a year and then re-test him. I wouldn't think he would be a false positive two years in a row.
[This message has been edited by Heather2 (edited October 31, 2001).]
[This message has been edited by Heather2 (edited October 31, 2001).]

Posted on: Wed, 10/31/2001 - 12:01am
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Quote:Originally posted by Heather2:
[b]Well, I would think you would go to the Allergy and Athma Center at Children's in Boston. But are you sure you should challenge him if he has tested positive? It seems to me like an awful big chance.[/b]I agree. But to have a Dr. whom we respect very much say that got us thinking that if she were not allergic, that would change her life alot. We feel we owe it to her to at least look into it.

Posted on: Wed, 10/31/2001 - 12:03am
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Then I would look into that Asthma and Allergy clinic at Children's - they're the experts. Dr. Linda Schneider runs it - it's pretty new. I fixed the link above and I'm pretty sure it works now. Good luck.

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Quote:Originally posted by Heather2:
[b]Then I would look into that Asthma and Allergy clinic at Children's - they're the experts. Dr. Linda Schneider runs it - it's pretty new. I fixed the link above and I'm pretty sure it works now. Good luck.[/b]
that is great info. i really appreciate your help and will let you know how i make out.

Posted on: Wed, 10/31/2001 - 5:27am
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I never would do that. I have lived through several attacks and would never intentionally give myself a peanut for any reason whatsoever. Andy

Posted on: Wed, 10/31/2001 - 5:30am
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Quote:Originally posted by andy:
[b]I never would do that. I have lived through several attacks and would never intentionally give myself a peanut for any reason whatsoever. Andy[/b]I understand your point, however, we would rather 'know' in a controlled environment than find out at a party or school. My daughter has said she wants to know for sure, so we feel this is the best way to do it.

Posted on: Thu, 11/01/2001 - 3:13am
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My dr. said that he would only do it in the hospital.
Ellen

Posted on: Thu, 11/01/2001 - 3:18am
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My dr. said that he would only do it in the hospital.
Ellen

Posted on: Thu, 11/01/2001 - 3:19am
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Quote:Originally posted by aztec765:
[b]My dr. said that he would only do it in the hospital.
Ellen[/b]
no doubt.

Posted on: Mon, 11/05/2001 - 1:43am
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I would never "challenge" my child even in a hospital with a team of doctors waiting there. You should just ask for another allergy test from your allergist. My dd has been retested and still has the allergy but now that she's 8, she can tell me if the smell of peanuts still bothers her. The kids in her class eat PB every day and the smell is irritating. That tells me she still has it. However, I've told her I'll bring her home for lunch if the smell is bad and she refuses. And no, I don't want a peanut free room.

Posted on: Sun, 11/11/2001 - 7:57am
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The risk is WAY too high. I wouldn't consider it. People can die in hospitals.

Posted on: Wed, 11/14/2001 - 10:53am
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My son has been tested twice to peanut since his first and only exposure and was positive both times. Halloween last year my sister had Reecees (whatever I just remember them tasting good a long time ago) pieces peanut butter cups you know in packages in a jar and he walked by them and started sneezing and becoming all nervous (he was only 3) you know something is up anyway, his allergist said he wanted to food challange him in the hospital next time (that would be this January)now after educating myself from reading up on this and asking all of your opinions there is no way I'm letting this be done. -Sylvia

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