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Posted on: Wed, 05/31/2006 - 5:48am
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Hi, I'm Kelley and have been lurking here for the past few days.

My daughter, Lilly, 4 recently tested positive for a "high class three" peanut allergy on the Immunocap blood test. She's also been recently diagnosed with asthma (thus the bloodwork to try to determine possible triggers). Her first appointment with an allergist is on June 19. Lilly has a twin brother, Connor and 16-month-old brother, Brendan. Brendan has eczema and is also going to the allergist later this month (Immunocap showed an elevated IgE but he did not test positive for the allergens that that test evaluated).

Lilly has always had an aversion to peanut butter and will question any new/unfamiliar food as to whether it has peanuts or peanut butter. I gave her a bit of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich when she was about 2 1/2 and she refused to eat it, but developed hives on her face. A couple of months ago, she helped me spread jelly on bread (for my PB&J sandwich). Again, she developed hives on the face after licking the jelly off of her finger. She never touched the peanut butter, but I assume the jelly was cross contaminated now.

Her doctor has prescribed and trained us in the use of the Epi-Pen, which I hope we won't ever have to use.

And that's about all there is to tell, I think. I'm here trying to gather what information I can to help Lilly stay safe and healthy. Her doctor suspects that dealing with the peanut allergy may improve her asthma status. I hope so!

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