How many PA and TNA?

Posted on: Tue, 02/18/2003 - 1:42am
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My DD has never had a reaction to TN but we've always avoided them because of the risk of cross contamination. The other day she touched a walnut and she immediately got big red blotches on her face and neck, she was pale too (if that makes any sense), and she got sleepy and all she wanted to do was lay down. My first question is, would this be considered a mild reaction? Her reactions to peanuts are a lot more severe so I didn't know if I should have given her her epi-pen or not. My other question is this, How many people have TNA as well as PA?

Posted on: Tue, 02/18/2003 - 2:01am
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She touched a walnut and got big red bloches on her face? It does not sound mild to me.
As for my allergies, I am PA only.
I am not allergic to tree nuts.

Posted on: Tue, 02/18/2003 - 3:00am
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That sounds like a pretty bad reaction to me. DS is PA and TNA.
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Posted on: Tue, 02/18/2003 - 3:06am
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Hi, my son is pa and tna.rj

Posted on: Tue, 02/18/2003 - 3:18am
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Thank you all. I guess why I ask this now is because I'm trying to come to term with the fact that for the past 6 years dealing with Pa, I think about all the reactions she's had where i should have given her the epi-pen but didn't. Basically, I was told by an md that she should definitely get her epi-pen if she stops breathing or has the severe vomitting like she did 2 previous times. What I'm learning now scares me to death, especially thinking about how many times it could have been very serious when I just thought it was a mild reaction.

Posted on: Tue, 02/18/2003 - 3:36am
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You're right, you never know when a reaction is going to get worse. Give epi and call ambulance. Better to be safe than sorry.
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Posted on: Tue, 02/18/2003 - 3:43am
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Both my children are PA and TNA. My older daughter (almost 7) is also egg allergic.
That sounded like a nasty reaction. The pallor and sleepiness sound like a sharp drop in blood pressure to me. Combined with the other symptoms you observed, knowing what I know now I would have used the epi and transported to the hospital. If it's any consolation, when we were new to this condition we faced this type of situation several times and didn't use the epi or transport. (And in one case my daughter is still angry about it! She knew the reaction was bad enough!)
Kay

Posted on: Tue, 02/18/2003 - 4:54am
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Dd is Pa and TNA with walnuts and pecans being the highest on her RAST.

Posted on: Tue, 02/18/2003 - 5:58am
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My DD is PA & TNA. She has only had reactions to Peanuts as far as we know. But she was skin tested for Peanuts, Walnuts & Cashews. Walnuts was negative, but Cashews was as big a welt as Peanuts. So allergist told us to consider her PA & TNA & avoid all nuts & peanuts.
Lea (Mom to Jamie-almost 3-PA & TNA)

Posted on: Tue, 02/18/2003 - 6:04am
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My peanut allergic daughter is also allergic to tree nuts (per skin test). We are fairly certain that her PA symptoms are different from her TNA symptoms -- at least based on her 2 accidental ingestions. She vomited excessively to walnuts (sorry if that was too much information) and did not do that with peanuts.

Posted on: Tue, 02/18/2003 - 6:33am
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Laureen, sounds like your daughter is allergic to walnuts and to me, that didn't sound like a *mild* reaction. That is the one difficulty if you're PA and never eat tree nuts. We don't eat any tree nuts or "may contain" tree nuts or "made in" tree nuts and yet Jesse, as far as I know, is only PA. But who knows?
I do know the question was raised (and my soul, I hope not by me [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img] ) about how many PA people, what percentage, are TNA as well. I believe if you are PA, you have a 30% chance of developing TNA.
I'll try to find the thread.
I hope your daughter is okay.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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