How long have you gone without a reaction??

Posted on: Mon, 01/14/2002 - 3:33am
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Joined: 01/11/2002 - 09:00

I have two children who are both allergic to peanuts. Kate, who is nine, had her last reaction when she was three. Joseph, who tested to be allergic to peanuts as well, has never had a reaction. I was hoping that they had outgrown this, but they are still as allergic as ever. Has anyone been reaction free and still tested to be allergic? Has anyone outgrown this allergy who tested to be highly allergic? Kate's tests came back higher than Joseph's but both are very allergic. This is a very scary thing to deal with. Good Luck Everyone. Cammie Caver

Posted on: Wed, 01/16/2002 - 3:12am
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My daughter is 5. She has only had one serious reaction that occured 2 years ago. Even though we knew she was allergic before that, we didn't know that this allergy was serious. Her doctor blew the whole thing off.
She has not had a reaction since because we really educated ourselves after that. That is not to say an accident will never happen.
I finally hooked up with a pediatrician/allergist. He gave her the blood test and she was "off the scale" even after 2 years with no reactions.
I wasn't really expecting her to outgrow it but I had hope. Hopefully, she will continue to be reaction free.

Posted on: Wed, 01/16/2002 - 5:15am
Claire's picture
Joined: 04/19/2000 - 09:00

Christopher is 15 and his last reaction was in first grade when he ate a snicker bar wich was only a tiny bite when he spit it out and reacted immediatly. Since that day our whole life changed because someones ignorance almost let my sons life end. the doctors had no idea weather he would pull through or not. This is after i specifaclly went in the class and said not to give him anything to eat. They of course said well he should have known better. This was at church school.
To make a long story short he has been so careful since that day! Our entire comfort zone changed. He has had days when he smelled nuts and reacted but that is different than ingestion.
With extreme caution and a lot of eyes we are o.k. We need to remember as mothers that there is nothing more important than our babies and tell the rest of the world anything even if it means making them mad.
I just had him retested and he is very, very allergic still. He scored well over a 5 on his tests. I haven't got all the papers yet,but he said when there is a smell of nuts in a room he feels very tight in the chest. claire

Posted on: Sun, 01/27/2002 - 12:03am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

My 2 year-old had her first reaction at 1 year (the day before her 1st birthday - Ugh!). Her daycare gave her pb on some bread. She is now 2 years & has not had another reaction since. We are EXTREMELY cautious with her and I stay at home now which makes it a lot easier/safer. The allergist said he would retest her at 3 years IF she was reaction free from age 1 (after the first) to age 3. So we are anxiously waiting for that. I try not to get my hopes up but we do have an uncle on my husband's side that DID grow out of pa. They are saying 20% will grow out of it as opposed to earlier thinking that it would be life long. Good luck to everyone.

Posted on: Sat, 10/14/2006 - 7:29am
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Joined: 10/27/2001 - 09:00

I know this is an old post but I was searching for this information and I didn't want to start a new post on the same question. My dd is 8 1/2 and has been PA since she was tested at 1 year after a reaction at ten months. She tested 4++ on the SPT and over 100 on the RAST. Since then she has had no reactions. I have read many other posts about several reactions after being tested so I'm grateful for her record.
Last year we had her re-tested last year and her numbers are the same. I don't get it. I was hoping that since she has done so well that they would be lower. Has anyone else had this happen to their loved one?

Posted on: Mon, 10/16/2006 - 2:12am
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Joined: 04/02/2003 - 09:00

4.5 years

Posted on: Mon, 10/16/2006 - 7:10am
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Joined: 03/01/2002 - 09:00

SkyMom ~
DD is 6 1/2 and her only reaction was at 20 months old - the day we found out about the allergy.
She had a RAST and SPT last month (the nurse screwed up and put peanut on her skin - I almost hit her!). Her RAST is at 185 now. It was about 60 something way back when. She is in Category 6 now - the "everything above" one.
I was also holding out a small glimmer of hope that the allergy had improved. Instead, the numbers tripled. She has never been around peanuts, the smell, etc. I homeschool her and we are ultra careful. I have no idea how it works this way, but I am grateful that we have been able to keep her reaction free.
Congrats to you on doing the same!

Posted on: Tue, 10/17/2006 - 3:18am
k9ruby's picture
Joined: 03/25/2004 - 09:00

8 years since anaphylactic reactions, but 2 years since contact reaction. (clinique soap)

Posted on: Tue, 10/17/2006 - 12:08pm
Lindajo's picture
Joined: 10/14/2003 - 09:00

My DD is 11 and had her anaphylactic reaction at 2. I had her retested at 9 and her levels were up. I also had heard that if you are reaction free for 5 years or more, your levels could go down. The only thing that went down were her tree nut levels.

Posted on: Tue, 10/17/2006 - 10:04pm
JND's picture
Joined: 09/28/2004 - 09:00

DD had her first and only reaction right before she turned 4 yr old. She is now 7 1/2, so we've gone 3.5 yrs w/ no further reactions. We eat no may-contains or made-in-a-facilities, we do eat Edys ice cream, and for restaurants, we try to stick with ones that claim to have no peanuts in the kitchen. Our allergist has not retested, so we don't know how the allergy is progressing.

Posted on: Wed, 10/18/2006 - 5:10am
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Joined: 04/25/2001 - 09:00

Unfortunatly only one week. My son had a reaction at school but we do not know what the cause was. I gave him the epi-pen when I arrived at the school and went straight to the hospital. He was fine after that however his entire body was covered in hives for four days after


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