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Posted on: Mon, 09/08/2003 - 12:55am
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pDoes anyone know if there is a risk of cross contamination from different candies, peanut being mixed with non peanut,being in the same trick or treat bags?/p

Posted on: Mon, 09/08/2003 - 1:11am
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pMy son is 3 and he went out for Halloween last year. I only kept the suckers for him I knew he could eat and gave the rest of the candy away. He has been asking when he can go out this year again and get more suckers, he doesn't realize that you can get other candy. I never showed him what was in his bag and he was perfectly happy with suckers. I also have given away stickers, tatoos, rings and pencils since finding out my ds was pa. I put them in special bags and the kids know around my neighborhood that I give those things out and are excited to get them. /p
pJan/p

Posted on: Mon, 09/08/2003 - 2:44am
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psrujed,/p
pMy son is contact sensitive and did have a small reaction to non peanut candy that had been in a shared bowl w/ peanut candies even though they'd been removed. He had swirled his hand around the bowl, trying to decide what he wanted [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] , and his face and hand become blotchy and he was rubbing his eyes./p

Posted on: Mon, 09/08/2003 - 2:57am
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pWe allow DS to trick-or-treat with gloves on and he loves the whole "event" of showing off in his costume, saying please and thank you, etc. He knows not to touch the candy and to leave his gloves on./p
pWhen we get home, he and his sister (non-PA) do some swapping... she loves MMs and will take his for lollipops, for example. The remainder of the unsafe stuff he sells to me for a nickle apiece. My daughter thinks this is such a great deal, she often sells me some of her candy, as well! LOL! She will (of her own volition) usually elect to sell me the most peanut buttery things (like reeses cups) saying she doesn't need it and it would be better for Isaac if we got rid of those./p
pSo far this seems to work well for all of us. Isaac stays safe, both kids get some candy and some money, and _I_ get a bunch of candy! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]/p
pMiriam/p

Posted on: Tue, 09/16/2003 - 6:56am
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pI am surprised to find so little info regarding the dangers of touching wrapped peanut butter cups, etc. We beieve 3yr old ds to be touch sensitive and I am hoping to get him to wear gloves...which may be difficult. Besides, he seems to constantly have his fingers in his mouth. He says he'll be mickey mouse...so I need to find gloves./p
pTruly, only 1 person has had a problem with touching the candy? Thanks, michelle/p

Posted on: Wed, 11/05/2003 - 10:34am
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pWish I would have found this thread in time for halloween./p

Posted on: Thu, 11/06/2003 - 5:25am
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pQuote:Originally posted by srujed:br /
[b]Does anyone know if there is a risk of cross contamination from different candies, peanut being mixed with non peanut,being in the same trick or treat bags?[/b]/p
pI know this is late, but this is my biggest fear. I confiscate the bags after Halloween night from all three kids (2 are PA) and give them plenty of safe candy... I don't let them touch any of the candy in the bag./p
pI then buy them presents from the 'halloween witch' (as incentive to go along with letting me confiscate the unsafe stuff) and they seemed okay with that tradition this year./p
pI kind of feel if just one peanut candy opens up in there, the whole lot of them are now unsafe and have you EVER had a halloween candy bag that didn't have at least ONE candy already slightly opened? /p
pOh well...br /
~melanie/p

Posted on: Thu, 11/06/2003 - 12:51pm
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pMegan is almost 2 and this was her first trick-or-treating. She is PA and also allergic to milk, wheat, soy, and fish (although I would HOPE fish would not be a candy ingredient!! lol), so just about all candy is out for her. /p
pHer and her sister (3 1/2 yrs old, non-allergic) went as a butterfly and flower. I had 'safe' candy and non-candy treats waiting at home. My husband got them in the car while I set it up. We left the buckets in the car after we got home. They never said a word about their other candy./p
pI am wondering now if Megan's PA is worse than we thought. She has never had swelling/trouble breathing, etc. Of course, she was only exposed through breastmilk--never had peanuts herself. All the candy I gave her should have been 'safe' according to the labels...but she broke out with eczema on her face in four places after eating it (she did not eat LOTS--did lots of tasting and throwing away though!). She has not had eczema for months! Her 'safe' candy was dum-dum suckers, super bubble, pixie sticks, nerds, berry life-savers, sweet tarts, and smarties. Anyone see any problem with these? She also ate a dum-dum out of her bucket, which contained other non-safe candy./p
pHer eczema cleared up easily with Elidel cream (love the stuff!), but it makes me wonder why it flaired up again. We are very careful with her diet, so there was nothing else new besides Halloween candy./p

Posted on: Thu, 11/06/2003 - 5:43pm
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pHi! Are the Smarties that you have Canadian or US. I remember reading on the Smarties Canada that they contain wheat ingredients. Also some may contain soy or dairy. My dd also get excema flare ups with certain PA safe treats. It sure is tricky trying to keep them safe from one allergy when there are other allergies to deal with too./p

Posted on: Thu, 11/06/2003 - 5:46pm
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pHi! Are the Smarties that you have Canadian or US. I remember reading on the Smarties Canada that they contain wheat ingredients. Also some may contain soy or dairy. My dd also get excema flare ups with certain PA safe treats. It sure is tricky trying to keep them safe from one allergy when there are other allergies to deal with too. Also I noticed after Trick or Treating she had more flare ups than usual even though she didn't eat any treats we gave them away and gave her a safe basket at home. Could it be from just touching the treats?/p

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