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Posted on: Mon, 09/19/2005 - 1:50pm
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daughter has been tested and told of many allergies, peanuts being one, have never let her near them, but this is what happened

sept 13th 5.10am, screams for me, run in having asthma attack and cant breathe, has a fit wets her self, out cold no breathing, no heart beat, ring ambo, husband starts cpr, I freeze, daughter 15 takes over cpr and does it proper. put nebulizer mask over her face in between, still not breathing she is grey and lifeless, cant find heart beat, keep trying cpr and mask, 10 min pass, ambo gets hear just as other daughter gets her to take a breath. This was not a asthma attack she came right with in a few hrs and she doesnt come right after attack for days When she come round she said her throat was closed over, could this have been a food allergy from 10.30 pm the night before. Desert package says it may contain traces of nuts.????????? lots of questions have no answers, had cat scan, xray and bloods and not problems there. She is to scared to sleep and so are her tired parents.
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jennifer

Posted on: Thu, 01/07/2016 - 2:39am
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I can offer our experience and know that no two are the same. Our daughter had a reaction (nearly fatal) at 19 months, skin test at 4yrs which required two epi shots to counter her reaction to the peanut. At that time she showed a reaction to soy as well. As time has passed (she's 20 now) she can not eat foods too often with too much soy as it makes her sick. Not a reaction but more rather she can not process it and she gets a huge blotted tummy followed by a day in the restroom. After puberty (per dr recommendations ) we did the blood test for all nuts. On their 1-5 scale she is unmeasurable for peanuts (5++++) and a 4 or 3 for every other nut they had to test for. I am no doctor only a mom that reads and has tried to ensure her safety it is my opinion that while peanuts are a legume it is the protein issue that seems to link the allergy. And if you look at what has been modified that has some part I am sure. Soy was never intended for human consumption. We have had forced upon us with even knowing that's what was going on.
She is in college now and works and self regulates. She knows to listen to her body and to follow that instinct that says something is wrong.
Hope this helps.

Posted on: Thu, 01/07/2016 - 4:01am
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So is your daughter able to eat other legumes such as beans/peas? Mine has never reacted to them only a nutter butter cookie at 2 which prompted tested. She was off chart for peanuts, cashew, and 4+ for almonds. My daughter seems to only get soy if it's an added ingredient to processed foods as I can't always fix snacks for school from scratch. I don't recall them testing soy...I'm still waiting on return call from her doc.

Posted on: Thu, 01/07/2016 - 7:48am
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So yes. She only avoids nuts, soy and sesame. She eats beans and loves peas. Never had any issue with any of them.
Hope that helps.

Posted on: Sat, 01/30/2016 - 11:59am
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Question of the Week: Answered!
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Our Answer:
Thank you for your question. It is important to understand the results of your child’s allergy test and act accordingly.
Firstly, it could be useful to get a second opinion about your child’s allergies. Getting tests done can be one of the most accurate ways to know what allergens to avoid.
Secondly, it’s important you can keep an eye on your child’s reactions to food. Some allergic reactions aren’t as obvious as others. Symptoms could include vomiting or anaphylaxis but also skin rashes or hives on the body. It might be a good idea to keep a food journal and see when your child gets symptoms or feels irritated by a certain food. You can learn more about food allergy symptoms in kids here.
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, people who are allergic to peanuts may also be allergic to soy, peas or some kinds of beans. This might explain why your doctor recommended that your daughter avoid them. In addition, allergies can also develop during the teen and adult years. You can see more information on this topic here.
In addition, a study found that only about five percent of kids with peanut allergy experience allergic reactions to other legumes tested. To learn more about the likelihood of children with peanut allergy being allergic to chickpeas, click here.
It’s important to know what to do in case your child does have an allergic reaction. Once you administer epinephrine, call 911 immediately. If she is nauseated, she should be laid on her side to avoid any choking on vomit. Even while this is a stressful situation, try to remain calm so that your child will feel more secure. You can read other tips for dealing with an allergic reaction here.
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We hope this information helps. Take care!

Posted on: Sun, 01/31/2016 - 3:50am
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Avoidance can make the allergy worse. So it is a difficult fine line you have to walk. Consuming minute quantities of the allergen can build tolerance.
http://bmcpediatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2431-13-203
https://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/foodAllergy/research/Pages/bakedMilk.aspx
"Although avoidance might have a role in relation to pollens and indoor allergens, it is now clear that avoiding oral exposure is the wrong strategy for foods."
http://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(15)00584-9/fulltext
Refined peanut oil is safe for most people with peanut allergy. It might help build tolerance.

Posted on: Sun, 01/31/2016 - 6:58am
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My Daughter is 700 X more allergic to peanut than she should be on the peanut component panel test
She is allergic to peas and lentils and soy, most people who are allergic to lentils are also allergic to soy.
easy to avoid peas and lentils
As for soy most people allergic to soy can eat soy oil and soy lecithin , so just avoid soy protein which rarely in items un like lecithin and oil which will limit you beyond belief
Julian

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