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Posted on: Thu, 04/03/2003 - 12:06am
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Simply re-raising because I just read in reader's thread that her child was diagnosed at 18 months as well.
The title *should* be changed to How Many Diagnosed and/or First Reactions at 18 Months of Age (just for clarification) [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 04/03/2003 - 12:14am
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Yes Little v was at 18 months when we
mad a run for the ER.
As I posted in readers thread the ER asked
if she was a burn victim.
I had gave her a Lance's PB cracker.
She immediately spit it out and had this
look that something was wrong.
After the fact I realized she got 1/4 the size of a dime in her month, I realy don't
think she ingested it.
Needless to say here we are.
Love this site
Synthia

Posted on: Thu, 04/03/2003 - 12:40am
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If you check out pampers website, they advocate giving an 18 month old peanut butter!
My girls were 2 and 4...... I held off but felt that i was being overprotective and paranoid... guess I should have trusted my instincts!

Posted on: Thu, 04/03/2003 - 1:41am
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Logan had his first reaction at 18 months, He had a tiny, tiny taste of PB (like the size of a pencil eraser) and immediately broke out in hives over his face and neck.( I decided to give him a taste after reading an article that said "there is no reason to not let your child try PB after age 1, if there is no history of allergy") How I wish I had stuck to my initial instincts. I also didn't know that as a pregnant and nursing mom (21 months now, still nurses 2 times per 24hr period) that I shouldn't have been eating it (and I did..all the time). He also was colicky as a baby and always had mild eczema. Anyhow, after his first reaction I made up my mind to avoid it, in case it was indeed a PA. Then about 1 month later, he reached up on the counter and grabbed the PB lid...I wiped his hands and by the time we got to the livingroom, he was peppered in hives and his lips were swollen. I threw all PB and Peanut products out...and made an appt with the Dr. He had a RAST (negative) and then we saw a ped/allergist...who gave an Rx for 2 epi's, cream for eczema, suggested we buy a medi-allert...avoid all peanuts and we will test/challenge (at my comfort level) before he starts school. I believe it's definately PA, but the negative RAST boggles my mind. Also, I still have the "this cant really be true" days. I think people think I'm overeacting when I say he cant be near PB or peanut products...this process is so scarry.Sorry this was so long...needed to get it all out again. I just joined here 2 days ago, after lurking since Dec. I read here daily.
Thanks again,
Lisa

Posted on: Thu, 04/03/2003 - 1:48am
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oops...medic-alert, which I wanted to ask.....Do you think he should be wearing it now, even if I'm a SAHM and he's with me all day ...or should I wait till he goes to school? I was wondering if it's best to maybe get him used to it at an early age. The ped/allergist thought he should wear it now.
Thanks again

Posted on: Thu, 04/03/2003 - 2:41am
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My DD was 12 months old when she had her first reaction.
Sarah

Posted on: Thu, 04/03/2003 - 2:45am
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11 months. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img] Our pediatrician said it was OK- just a taste smeared on the top of a cheerio. ER visit lasted five hours.

Posted on: Thu, 04/03/2003 - 3:24am
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13 months - was told by our pediatrician that I could introduce peanuts at 1 year. I made the twins their first ever PB&J sandwich, cut it in half giving each of them a half, then let them have at it. Michael took one bite.
He had a full blown anaphylactic reaction. I had to call the neighbor after I'd called 911 so she could come get the other twin. The sandwich had been their lunch. We got home from the emergency room around midnight.
Bummer.
PS - the other twin ate his whole half of the sandwich and went to the neighbors & enjoyed an evening of fun & games - go figure.
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Sherlyn
Mom to 3 year old twins Ben & Mike - one PA & the other not.
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Posted on: Thu, 04/03/2003 - 6:27am
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Sherlyn, that's really interesting that one of your twins is PA & not the other! I've wondered what it is that I 'did' to cause my son's PA & soy allergies - I ate lots of pb & drank soy milk while pg & nursing. Your situation makes me think that maybe there's not much we can do to change a child's disposition to developing food allergies. There are some other mild food allergies in my family but not PA.
My son had an anaphylactic reaction at around 12 mos. He had been given (unknown to me) a pg sandwich cracker at his daycare. At 12 mos my ped did say he could eat anything - even pb. I specifically asked this & he said it was ok (no family history of PA). I had tried giving him the tiniest tastes on a piece of toast but he didn't seem to like it. Something told me to be careful. I wish I'd waited!
Recently my Mother sent me an article about a study published in the NEJM that said researchers believe PA & soy allergies are triggered by environmental exposure, specifically by skin products, lotions, etc. And since soy & PA are both legumes, that the soy in a lot of products can set off the PA. This info made me even angrier since I found a post here that said Weleda baby creams have peanut oil. I used Weleda diaper cream (a very expensive organic product) for probably the 1st year. I thought I was using a good product & now I find out this could have contributed to my son's PA - aargh! I'm now expecting my 2nd baby & you can be sure I'm going to be WAY more careful this time!
This site is such a great source of info!
Fran & Jack (21 mos PA & soy - & off all legumes to be safe)

Posted on: Sat, 04/05/2003 - 9:57am
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My son's first reaction was at 11 months. Check-up sheets from dr. say to start introducing it around one year old. He's 2 1/2 now and we stay clear of peanut products. A quick reply to Logansmom - put the bracelet on and get him used to it. My little guy wears it at all times. I am also a stay at home mom but it's easy to forget to put it on when you walk out the door.
Good Luck and Thanks everone this is a great site !!

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