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Posted on: Tue, 08/14/2007 - 2:01am
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Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

Last night was the first Sisterhood meeting at our Synagogue since we merged with another close by congregation. I am the secretary. I was on the agenda to speak about PA to ask the congregation we merged with to stop serving peanuts at their functions. They are big on nuts.
They were very receptive and will phase out peanuts and nuts and will begin reading labels and researching safer snacks.
Then they asked me to get them some epi pens to they can have them on hand for emergencies. SHEESH! One child there is allergic and does not carry an epi pen.
I told them NOT MY PROBLEM and NOT THEIR PROBLEM EITHER and if they want to put me in touch with the child's mother I'll be glad to speak to her.

Posted on: Sun, 08/26/2007 - 9:52am
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I am SO angry with myself! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img] Okay, I will admit something horrible here. I have gotten so comfortable in the PA/TNA journey that I don't look at labels of things that I buy all the time; on a daily or weekly basis.
This probably isn't a big deal and not even worth kicking my a$$ about, but I'm not sure.
We've avoided peanuts (obviously) and even before Jesse was diagnosed TNA, tree nuts, in cosmetics and toiletries. Pretty easy for me because we have a bare minimum anyway in the house, KWIM?
I was looking to-day for a new moisturizer for myself and I was very very careful not to choose one with almond oil or more commonly now, shea butter. I was even going to post about the store brand with shea butter but I forget the proper name.
So, I buy Tresemme Conditioner like I always do - it is a different formulation than the one I have in the bathroom now, but I know I have bought this one before (dry, damaged hair). I go to put it away tonight and look at the ingredient list just for the basic he$$ of it and there, in brackets beside a very large couple of words that would never have meant anything to me, it says "sweet almond".
We've used it probably since Jesse was TNA (I mean diagnosis doesn't mean when someone became allergic). Now, I'll be here checking out threads about people reacting to cosmetics/toiletries.
I'm just quite angry with myself. He'll probably be able to use it (I am questioning the whole TNA diagnosis in my head). It's just that I was SO thorough in checking the label of something new I was going to purchase and then something I always purchase, nope, didn't check.
Again, I will admit, I do this with food as well. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
There but for the Grace of God, go I.

Posted on: Sun, 08/26/2007 - 11:32am
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Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

Edited because I made a boo-boo. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by Going Nuts (edited August 26, 2007).]

Posted on: Sun, 08/26/2007 - 11:52am
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Quote:Originally posted by Going Nuts:
[b]Edited because I made a boo-boo. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]
I read that with p's and nearly fell off my chair.
Cindy, I have reacted to hair and make-up products with my allergens in them. (Not clear if you were asking that -- maybe asking it elsewhere?) But, what nuts is he allergic to? I think you are avoiding all nuts -- but if he's allergic to only one or two, and it's not the one in that product, it is probably safe for him to use (though I doubt you'll let him use it anyway).


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