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Posted on: Wed, 04/26/2000 - 1:46am
beccasmom's picture
Joined: 04/26/2000 - 09:00

My daughter is 7 months old and has broken out in hives 3 times. Once from Amoxicillin and two times from an unknown source. I have a sneaking suspicion that it may be from peanuts. The first time she grabbed the remains of her brothers peanut butter toast off of the table. She did not eat it but within 10 minutes had hives all over the arm she touched the toast with. The other time was on Easter. I was eating peanuts and holding her on my lap. I was eating the peanuts hand and then holding her on my lap by her arms. Again, she broke out in hives. Not sure if this is a PA but also don't know how to start. I think I should also say that she does have eczema and had broncholitis in February. After some of the stuff I read, they all somehow seem to be connected.

Posted on: Wed, 04/26/2000 - 2:18am
Yankee's picture
Joined: 03/08/2000 - 09:00

pJust to be cautious, I would check every label on everything you give her for peanuts. Also, I think you should make an appointment with an allergist and have her tested as soon as possible. I was around peanuts and even ate plain MM's (which contain peanuts) for YEARS, and my only symptoms were itchiness and a tingling mouth. It took until I was 16 years old to have my first full anaphylactic reaction. I don't want the same thing to happen to your daughter, so get her tested right away! Good luck!/p

Posted on: Wed, 04/26/2000 - 3:48am
Lisa M's picture
Joined: 03/07/1999 - 09:00

pFor your daughter to react without having even eaten peanuts, I would be very very careful and assume she is peanut allergic. The sooner you get her checked out with an allergist, the better even if your regular ped. doesn't think it is necessary. Often times the pediatricians don't see how serious a problem it is. I also wouldn't allow anyone to eat peanut butter or peanuts around her. I know that is hard if your other kids are used to eating it when they want. My older non-pa son was 5 when we found out Brett was allergic and he was used to eating it a lot. I occasionally will pack something in his lunch box with peanut butter (I have one hidden jar and use disposable knives) if he really misses it./p

Posted on: Fri, 04/28/2000 - 3:20am
Sandra's picture
Joined: 03/21/2000 - 09:00

pMy son was 5 months when I first noticed a problem with peanuts. If his brother kissed him after eating peanuts, the 5 month old would break out in hives around the area where he was kissed. I would definately have your child checked out for pa and keep all peanut products away until you found out the diagnosis. Good luck!/p

Posted on: Fri, 04/28/2000 - 4:04am
beccasmom's picture
Joined: 04/26/2000 - 09:00

pThanks to all of your responses. I have an appointment with an allergist next week, and will be very cautious until then. Better safe than sorry, right?/p

Posted on: Tue, 05/02/2000 - 10:14am
canada's picture
Joined: 02/19/2000 - 09:00

pReading your post gave me flash backs. That's how we found out our child was allergic. That was almost 8 years ago. Ditch the peanuts/nuts now.For the whole family too. Worse mistakes is eating the stuff and thinking 8 hours later that you can kiss them goodnight.Been there done that./p

Posted on: Tue, 05/02/2000 - 10:27am
mkruby's picture
Joined: 05/01/2000 - 09:00

pI agree...good luck with your testing. My sons at age 6 months and the other at 9 months...same thing, same problems, and when we had them tested you wouldn't have believed seeing all the allergies they had and still do. Anything that has caused hives you should stay away from period. If the allergist will not do testing on a child under age 5, then find one who will. I know for a fact that you can test a child even as an infant. Good luck/p

Posted on: Thu, 05/11/2000 - 5:08am
DavisGal's picture
Joined: 07/12/1999 - 09:00

pHi Beccasmom... read your first post and got the chills... sounds so much like my son! Please keep us posted!/p

Posted on: Thu, 05/11/2000 - 5:23am
morgansmom's picture
Joined: 04/29/2000 - 09:00

pAlso, reaction to amoxicillin could indicate that there is an allergy to penicillin. Not a great test for little ones, you might want to use Biaxin in place of penicillin until the little ones older and can be tested./p

Posted on: Sat, 09/08/2007 - 4:08am
chanda4's picture
Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

I know because my son reacts...alot! I am as diligent as I can be and he still has problems. That's why I decided to get a 504 and get him as allergen-free at school as I could. If I had to count, he's had about 6-7 anaphylaxic reactions over the last 4yrs....and about a dozen more close calls. So as long as he is this sensitive I will stay as hyper-protective as I can.
I think there are some parents that don't think it's necessary, but honestly, I don't think tehir child's reacted much(because they aren't as careful, or think they aren't as allergic)....but for me, I've seen it, in my face and it scares the heck out of me each time. I don't want my kid to die, it's that simple. HUGS
Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 1/2(beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig, hamster & asthma)
Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, all seeds(sesame, sunflower, poppy, pine nut) beef, chicken, eggs, coconut, green beans/all beans, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-4 (peanut, tree nuts, milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig, hamster, grass, mold, dust mite and EE)
Savannah-1 1/2 (milk, beef and egg, dog(avoiding peanuts, tree nuts, strawberries, seeds, legumes and corn)

Posted on: Sat, 09/08/2007 - 9:10am
Spoedig's picture
Joined: 09/17/2004 - 09:00

Reactions or not, if diagnosed with peanut/tree nut allergies TOTAL AVOIDANCE is a must....


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