hives.....

Posted on: Sat, 07/22/2000 - 3:24pm
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First, I have to say I LOVE this site [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I just did a search on peanut oil and found a WEALTH of info! My son at PB for the first time when he first turned one and within 15 mins, had hives scattered pretty much all over. No facial swelling though - thank goodness. So would his reaction (hives, though scattered) be considered a 'severe' reaction? We see an allergist on Thursday, after a 7 week wait. Getting my list of questions together.....

Posted on: Sun, 07/23/2000 - 2:08am
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lisaG - let us know what your allergist says re: peanut oil. I had commented to you before on what my allergist had said and what I had heard. I realize all allergists are different...but would love to hear what yours has to say. Good Luck!

Posted on: Sun, 07/23/2000 - 2:31pm
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I'll post it - thanks!

Posted on: Mon, 07/24/2000 - 12:53pm
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LisaG, it's hard to say if your son's reaction would be considered "severe". I think they all are severe, because you just don't know what could happen. My son's allergist was not very concerned by my son's reaction (hives and swelling) or his high test result, and I don't think he even mentioned the epi-pen. I'd already gotten it from our pediatrician, though. Our pediatrician insists that it is very important that the Epi be administered at the first sign of a reaction because waiting for breathing trouble might be waiting too long. I know this doesn't answer your question very well, but my point is that different doctors will look at the allergy differently. Sure makes our job tougher, but I think we need to come to our own decisions about how to treat and react to this new way of life. Unfortunately, there are some unsupportive doctors out there. Good luck and let us know how the appointment goes.

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