Has Anyone Ever Had A Reaction by Coming Into Contact With A Peanut Shell?

Posted on: Thu, 08/19/2004 - 3:21pm
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Anonymous (not verified)

To go with the holy flying peanuts thread, I must ask separately, has anyone here had a reaction by coming into contact with a peanut shell?

Peanut already gone (eaten by squirrel or bird) and touching one's clothing or say arm, leg or foot?

Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]


Posted on: Thu, 08/19/2004 - 5:41pm
mama2aidan's picture
Joined: 07/09/2004 - 09:00

We were looking for shells on the beach for vacation this year at night when Aidan yells with his flashlight in one hand & a peanut shell in the other. "Look mommy & daddy I found a shell" Very scary! We raced to wash his hand & arm. Thankfully no reaction.

Posted on: Thu, 08/19/2004 - 9:14pm
Claire's picture
Joined: 04/19/2000 - 09:00

No We have been very lucky there. I was scared the other day at the track because they were all over the ground and I made the kids take there shoes off outside because of Chris maybe touching them.
He wasn't with us but my DD had a fit because the girl next to us was eating peanuts.
I explained that maybe something in our picnic basket was severe to someone. You really don't know when you pack up for a day whom you'll be around.
Sorry I am drifting from topic.
take care claire

Posted on: Thu, 08/19/2004 - 11:59pm
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

I'm not even sure if the allergen to peanuts is in the shell, it is the protein right?
That said, a peanut is a peanut. I would not trust a peanut shell considering the consequences.
My son does not like pictures of peanuts!

Posted on: Fri, 08/20/2004 - 12:32am
California Mom's picture
Joined: 07/14/2000 - 09:00

There is a thread flying around in cyber space, here, about a child who reacted to digging up a peanut shell that had been buried in his back yard. (I know the family and know that this is true.)
The gist of the thread was about the mom having to go around to the neighbors asking them if they could please not feed the squirrels peanuts. (in case you want to search)

Posted on: Fri, 08/20/2004 - 12:39am
DebO's picture
Joined: 03/15/1999 - 09:00

I have a very old post about this......
About 3 months after my daughter's first reactio (so about 6 years ago) we were at some friends and they pulled out an old bowl of halloween candy. Most of it was trebor allen stuff and so safe. But there were some shells from peanuts that had been eaten at halloween time (6 months earlier). Despite my having shared the story of my dd's reaction and the fact that we were now carrying an epipen one of the idiot men there handed her one of the peanut shells and asked her if she knew what it was. I had her put it down immediately and took her to wash her hands, but she had already started rubbing her eyes. Her eyes became red and swollen and she started to complain about feeling tired and faint. I gave her some benadryl and she was fine afterwards.
So she definitely had a contact reaction to an empty peanut shell. Now, on the other hand, we have been to baseball games and there have been peanut shells on the floor of the stands and she has not had a problem. She knows to never actually touch a shell herself and if there are shells around she is diligent about always washing her hands before she eats anything.
On the positive side, Cindy, soon it will be winter, the squirrels will be hibernating, the snow will cover up the shells and it won't be as much of a problem!
take care

Posted on: Mon, 09/27/2004 - 2:24am
Connielynn's picture
Joined: 08/27/2002 - 09:00

Yes. Dd had a raction last winter from just the peanut shell. It took two Epis.... She was in the same room as the peanut shells but never touched them.

Posted on: Mon, 09/27/2004 - 6:19am
happycat's picture
Joined: 08/31/2004 - 09:00

No (DS has never had a contact reaction to peanuts).
DS found peanut shells while digging in his Granny's garden this summer (they were mixed in with some potting soil she had bought). He brought one to me to ask what it was. I told him it was a peanut shell and made him throw it in the garbage, and wash his hands.

Posted on: Mon, 09/27/2004 - 8:57am
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Joined: 07/27/2003 - 09:00

[This message has been edited by deegann (edited February 09, 2005).]

Posted on: Mon, 09/27/2004 - 9:41am
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Joined: 08/31/2004 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by deegann:
[b] This may be in its own thread, but is it common to find peanut shells in potting soil? Does "Granny" remember what brand she used? I'm getting ready to plant a container garden, and had hoped my son could help me, but not if there might be peanut shells in the soil![/b]
That was the first time we had ever noticed peanut shells in potting soil (but then again, this was the first summer that we were aware of my son's allergy).
I think she used a product either from RONA or Home Depot (in Canada), but I don't know the exact brand name.

Posted on: Mon, 09/27/2004 - 11:38am
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deegann and happycat, thought this thread might help re the potting soil:-
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]



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