how Many are allergic??

Posted on: Tue, 09/30/2003 - 2:24am
sport's picture
Joined: 10/01/2002 - 09:00

I know that this has been asked before, but I wonder how many of you have more than one child that is allergic to peanuts?? Don't you wonder why one child might be allergic and the other not?? Both of mine are allergic to peanuts, but one of them has a much higher level on the blood test. Thanks for your time!! I have learned so much information from this site.

Posted on: Tue, 09/30/2003 - 2:30am
momofjen's picture
Joined: 10/07/2002 - 09:00

I have 4 kids and only my last has PA, TNA and sesame allergy. Her two brothers have asthma and no one in the family has any food allergies.

Posted on: Tue, 09/30/2003 - 3:47am
Lora's picture
Joined: 09/21/2003 - 09:00

I have 3 sons and one due Oct 17th. The oldest is the one with the proven-by-reaction anaphalaxis to peanuts. When I was pregnant with him, I ate a lot of Reese's! If I had only known. He is 5 and has other food allergies (egg, milk, soy).
My second boy is allergic to peanuts, but has not had a reaction. I was very careful during pregnancy and nursing. He also has other food allergies (milk, egg, wheat, soy, kiwi, corn). He is 3
My third boy was tested at 14 months and has no detected food allergies.
What a mystery. Their father didn't know it, but after all of this, he was tested and is allergic to peanuts.

Posted on: Tue, 09/30/2003 - 7:05am
nancy023's picture
Joined: 12/12/2002 - 09:00

My 6 year old boy has had anaphylactic reactions to peanuts and also has other allergies.
My three year boy old has tested positive to PA, but has never reacted to them or ingested them. He is also allergic to milk, eggs, wheat, barley, and strawberries.
The other night my husband had severe stomach cramps after eating Thai food while he was out of town. He never eats peanuts anymore and the dish did not have peanuts as an ingredient, but the high prevalence of peanut sauce in Thai food made me wonder. I joked about him having a peanut allergy, too. After reading Lora's post, I wonder if it's not a joke.

Posted on: Tue, 09/30/2003 - 11:18am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

My mom ate peanuts all the time. Three of the five kids have pa (all adult onset). Of my three kids, I ate peanuts through the first two pregnancies and neither has pa. The youngest, born after my allergies started, hates the smell of pb, and gags and spits up when he tasted it. (This is not necessarily a sign of allergy, that's how he reacts to any food he doesn't like - which unfortunately is lots.)
I realize that's more than you asked Sport, but, Lora - don't kick yourself over your child's pa. You probably ate lots of peanuts or pb during your other pregnancies too. Have a guilt free day, you deserve it. [img][/img]

Posted on: Wed, 10/01/2003 - 6:45am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

My 8 yr old tested positive at 3yrs, but has never had a reaction. My 10 yr old is PA. My 10 month old hasn't been tested but has had no exposure, he was nursing until 3 months ago and I hate peanut butter. I pray every night he doesn't.


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