Posted on: Mon, 11/13/2000 - 11:38pm
rebecca or Jeramie Dewain's picture
Joined: 04/03/2000 - 09:00

I have the most wonderful news to share with you all My two year old son has outgrew his allergie to peanuts. I am amzed. We left our first allergist only 3 months ago, because she told us he would never outgrow it and we needed to learn to deal with it. I counldn't hear it. I went to Dr. Factor at Ct Asthma and Allergy who at first look wanted to skin test. We said no and went for the blood test again . After hesitating for three weeks we finally went and to our amazement he was a 0 something like .35 which is considered nothing. We made are appointment and he was orally challenged the most terrifying day of my life it took about 2 hours and he passed with flying colors the fed it to him. It has been over a week and we have yet to give it to him. We have let our gaurd down a little, (because he has never had tree nuts) but it just does not seem real. The Dr says he has never heard of anyone getting the allergie again. I am trully grateful that my son has outgrown this allergie , but I trully wish there were more chances. My son was only 9 month with his first reaction he swelled up no hives. I rushed him to the ER and after consulting our first allergist was scared for our lifes. I read all I could , and discovered since he was under 2 and even though his reaction was serious with strict avoidance he had a chance. I began making everything myself, and kept him away from anything that might be cross-contaminated( Thanks to this web I learned not to trust labels) Baby wipes went eveywere I was constanly washing his hands. I made every playmate wash up, and went to parties befor the cake was cut. I can not say with 100% all my over paranoid actions worked. I can just say I will never forget the seriousness of a food allergie. I will do all I can to continue to help find a vaccine. Thank you all , and I will keep everyone in my prayers.

Posted on: Tue, 11/14/2000 - 12:35am
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Anonymous (not verified)

WOW! I'm SO happy for your son and your family! This is amazing news! Congratulations! Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 11/14/2000 - 8:12am
margaret's picture
Joined: 11/01/2000 - 09:00

That is Super News! You must be so happy!

Posted on: Wed, 11/15/2000 - 6:58am
rebecca or Jeramie Dewain's picture
Joined: 04/03/2000 - 09:00

Thank you very much we are extermley happy , but it does not feel real yet. I only wish that everyone could recieve this news.

Posted on: Wed, 11/15/2000 - 9:39am
BENSMOM's picture
Joined: 05/20/2000 - 09:00

Congratulations! What fantastic news!

Posted on: Wed, 11/15/2000 - 12:10pm
Diane's picture
Joined: 12/15/1999 - 09:00

I can't EVEN imagine what life could be like if my daughter outgrew this allergy!
Amazing! Simply Amazing! PTL!
My 4 yr. old daughter had reactions (just hives, sneezing, and *Major* runny nose)as far back as I could remember but we never knew the cause. It wasn't until she was 2 yrs. old that she ate a tiny PB candy that I figured it out. By that time she her reaction was gagging plus all the above. The next (2) PB reactions happened when someone gave her a PB cookie and she vomited both times. Another time when she was 3 yrs. old my friend (she forgot about her allergy)was watching her and she let her touch PB in a craft (pine cone bird feeder)and her face blew up in hives. If zero reactions is the trick to outgrowing this allergy, well...I guess we don't stand a chance! :-(
ANYWAY...I'm so very happy for you and your son!

Posted on: Wed, 11/15/2000 - 11:14pm
rebecca or Jeramie Dewain's picture
Joined: 04/03/2000 - 09:00

Diane I wish I had good scientific proof that she had a chance to. When researching this allergie I found a European study that said something like they test 32 under the age of four that didn't have a anaplatic reaction for around 2 years out of those 32 26 ended up outgrowing it. So there is always hope. The Peanut Allergy awareness Center sounds like it is doing some very promising research. I trully hope she outgrows it one day to, or even the chance of become less sensitive to it. Take care

Posted on: Fri, 11/17/2000 - 2:34am
Tina H.'s picture
Joined: 10/13/1999 - 09:00

I am soooooo happy for you all, and soooooo jealous! My entire life would change if I found out my daughter was no longer allergic! Can I ask you a question? Was your child tested at diagnosis? What were the scores? My daughter tested so high, I'm afraid she'll never outgrow it.

Posted on: Fri, 11/17/2000 - 4:03am
Mom of Wonderful PA boy's picture
Joined: 10/08/2000 - 09:00

Congratulations!!! Good to hear, gives the rest of us hope!

Posted on: Fri, 11/17/2000 - 9:29am
Jodi's picture
Joined: 10/28/2000 - 09:00

Ditto on being jealous! It is good to hear your good news as it gives me new hope that maybe my 2 1/2 year old son will outgrow it yet. He has only had one reaction (the original one) and that was a year ago. I am hoping to make it through another year reaction free so they will re-test him.

Posted on: Fri, 11/17/2000 - 10:17am
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Anonymous (not verified)

This is a question for the mom whose child outgrew the allergy (sorry..I forgot the name)..Did your (does your) child have excema? Or asthma? I know that they say that if your child does not have asthma and no other allergies..there is a chance you could outgrow it. My daughter gets excema in the winter (slight case on her legs) and might have exercise induced asthma..don't really know for sure..she is only 19 months old...Just curious about the skin and asthma. How old is your child too? Thanks so much and great to hear your news!!


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