Hello from NC; new to PA

Posted on: Fri, 05/19/2000 - 2:52am
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Hi there!
I just found this board because I am having a reaction right now... well, the worst seems to be over.
My reaction probably will seem [b]very[/b] negligible to most of you who are (or who have children who are) severely allergic.

I've never been allergic to anything in my life. (I'm 31)
Yesterday, I ate a bunch of peanuts (straight out of the shell) and within minutes I started sneezing a lot, eyes got watery and itchy, then my eyes swelled up.
I seem to have gotten past the sneezing bit but today (19 hours later) my eyes are still quite swollen.

Is this something that I should see a doctor about? Maybe I have gotten past the worst part and just need to keep away from nuts.

Thank you for this board and any replies!

-Kempton

Posted on: Fri, 05/19/2000 - 4:04am
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Hi Kempton and welcome to the board. I can only imagine what you must be feeling after 31 years of not having any allergies and now having a reaction like this to peanuts. Every reaction could be different and even get more severe with each exposure. Even though you may have gotten over the worst this first time, the next reaction, even if it's accidental might be severe enough to require medication. I suggest that you make an appointment with an allergist (hopefully one who comes recommended) right away, read some of the archives here to learn about this allergy, AND more importantly, steer clear away from any peanut products (read labels) until you have the actual tests results and medication (Epi-pen). Good luck and stay safe. I'm glad you found this site. It offers alot of information as well as support.

Posted on: Fri, 05/19/2000 - 4:55am
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I think you should take some Benedryl immediately and CALL THE DOCTOR NOW. I read that sometimes a reaction can go away and come back WORSE. Good luck and stay safe.

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