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Posted on: Wed, 11/28/2001 - 2:24pm
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Hi, I am new to the website, butfound out my 8 year old son was PA when he was 18 months. Quite by accident, we went to a baseball game and I thought the vomiting was all the junk food we ate- peanuts included. But later he ate peanut butter it was the worst experience. He learned very young that he askes everyone if somsthing has nuts in it. If unsure he doesnt eat it. Smart child. I have even had to go get him out of school because of it being in the class. He missed his last week of 1st grade because the substitute teacher didnt know and the art project was peanut art.
I am also a preschool teacher and have to watch out for other PA children because some of the teachers have no idea what can happen to these children. I have even taken things from PA children that I knew had peanut traces in but there parents did not.
Just to hear from other parents helps me out. Yo know that I am not the only one who has to read everything before buying it, ordering it and so on. My son still feels like he is the only child that has this.
Thanks just for listening.

Posted on: Thu, 11/29/2001 - 3:56am
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As I was reading this my 4 year old PA son is playing Marios(the old old nintendo, we had before kids were born & thank God never disposed of) Anyway, were home from school because his twin sister had the chicken pox and they are in the same class at school.
So as I'm reading this I say "I can't believe they have to make anything with peanut butter." It should be outlawed because being the worst allergin for food no one knows who may react to it in school. Anyway, no kids should have to miss school over this. It angers me to think they are making your child feel like an outcast.
Anyway, I feel for you and your son and hope things in the school get safer!

Posted on: Mon, 12/02/2002 - 8:30am
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Hi View
Welcome I to have a 31/2 yo that as a pa allergy a long with a whole lot of other allergys.I personal would stay away from all nuts for a while as you read more on this site you find a lot of info. Stay away from may contain,processed on shared or mande in the same facility.How did you find out about the little ones Pa. Feal free to E-mail me any time.And again Welcome.
Love this site
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Posted on: Tue, 12/03/2002 - 6:20am
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Hi again. thank you for your response. When Megan was 3 months old we started to know something was wrong. She was tested for Asthma, which she has, and food allergies. She is also allergic to dairy and shellfish. Dr. did the skin prick. She had the worst # you could score. I had her into the ER last nite becasue she smelled peanut oil on Thanksgiving day. Needed cortizone shot and is now on prednazone for 5 days to counteract the reaction. Just from SMELLING it!! View
Quote:Originally posted by synthia:
[b]Hi View
Welcome I to have a 31/2 yo that as a pa allergy a long with a whole lot of other allergys.I personal would stay away from all nuts for a while as you read more on this site you find a lot of info. Stay away from may contain,processed on shared or mande in the same facility.How did you find out about the little ones Pa. Feal free to E-mail me any time.And again Welcome.
Love this site
Synthia( [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
[/b]

Posted on: Tue, 12/03/2002 - 10:10am
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View
Did you have her tested for tree nuts as well? If not, I would definitely avoid even shelled nuts. Absoultely do not let her have processed nuts as the previous poster stated because they are pretty much all made in the same facility/lines as peanuts.
jaime

Posted on: Wed, 12/04/2002 - 8:42am
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You know, I really cannot recall. I know her Dr. tested a lot of foods, but am uncertain. I will call him tomorrow and ask him. If she has been tested for tree nuts and she was not allergic to them, then she can eat any nut that comes in a shell?? View
Quote:Originally posted by AJSMAMA:
[b]View
Did you have her tested for tree nuts as well? If not, I would definitely avoid even shelled nuts. Absoultely do not let her have processed nuts as the previous poster stated because they are pretty much all made in the same facility/lines as peanuts.
jaime[/b]

Posted on: Fri, 12/06/2002 - 11:05am
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My daughter is allergic to peanuts only -- she has been tested for other nuts and the results were negative for all nuts. We still avoid all nuts shelled or not. She is 5 years and wouldn't truly understand which nuts she would be allowed to eat or not, let alone explain to an adult what nuts she could eat. On the safe side, we avoid all nuts.

Posted on: Fri, 12/06/2002 - 12:36pm
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My son is allergic to peanuts, and our allergist told us to avoid all tree nuts. He said almost 40% of PA individuals become allergic to tree nuts as well.

Posted on: Wed, 05/28/2003 - 12:47am
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Hi! Welcome! I am glad you have visted this site many times and now have posted. We all know how hard it is to deal with food allergies and the shock you initially feel when re-thinking your daily routine and your lifestyle changes that occur. This web site is a wonderful information source and a great place to air your woes and have "ears" to listen.
My daughter will also start kindergarten in the fall and is PA/TNA, we have know of her allergies since she was 18months old.
Good luck!!
Shandra

Posted on: Wed, 05/28/2003 - 3:21am
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Welcome, it does take a while to get over the initial diagnosis.
Also, you're coming up on the 'Kindergarten mile stone.' This has to be one of the biggest. You need to make sure that the school fully understands and has reasonable policies in place.
I moved my son to 4 different schools before finding one that I felt comfortable with.
Comb these boards for information and don't be afraid to ask questions.
Good luck!

Posted on: Wed, 05/28/2003 - 9:22pm
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Hi,
Sorry to hear about your dd, I hope things will get easier for you with time and with using these boards.
Good luck with kindergarten!!
Louise.xx

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