How Many PA with Asthma? How Many PA without Asthma?

Posted on: Fri, 04/13/2001 - 4:35pm
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pI really thought I had raised this question before but I swear, I did do a search and could not find up with simply PA Asthma. I did have one that was PA, Asthma and Other "Stuff", which made it a bit more complicated and also really a different question. Also, this is a "compliment" thread, if you will, to another one currently on the board asking if there is a co-relation between PA Asthma. Perhaps we can see if there is./p
pI'm interested in trying to actually find out how many PA people have asthma and how many don't./p
pI do know that if you are asthmatic and you have an anaphylactic reaction you are at greater risk of dying./p
pMy PA son is asthmatic./p
pBest wishes! [img][/img]/p

Posted on: Fri, 04/13/2001 - 10:04pm
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Joined: 12/20/1999 - 09:00

My 2 1/2 year old little girl is PA and does not have asthma. But, is it something she will develop later on? Or would she already have signs of it?

Posted on: Fri, 04/13/2001 - 11:31pm
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Joined: 04/12/2002 - 09:00

My son is 9...PA but no asthma.

Posted on: Fri, 04/13/2001 - 11:34pm
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I have been wondering about this too and how many of the folks that passed away from PA related anaphylaxis had asthma + pa and how many were just pa. And generally speaking do people with asthma have severe reactions whereas do people just pa tend to have mild reactions? Does anyone know of any surveys that give this information in statistics? My 4 year old son does not have asthma but he does have environmental allergies, particularly in springtime.

Posted on: Sat, 04/14/2001 - 1:22am
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Joined: 11/19/2000 - 09:00

My 10 year old pa son has asthma. It wasn't there (diagnosed, a problem) until he was 6.

Posted on: Sat, 04/14/2001 - 2:16am
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Joined: 09/17/2000 - 09:00

Matt is only 2, so only time will tell for sure, but at the moment he is asthma-free. My daughter (not PA) is 3 and showing early signs. I fully expect both kids to develop asthma and have since before they were born. (Family history is THAT strong!)

Posted on: Sat, 04/14/2001 - 2:51am
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maddiesmom, I'm not sure, but I think you can probably develop asthma at any age. I would like to say this with a caution though. I'm not sure if this happens with children or not or simply with adults. My son didn't have his first asthma attack until he was 2-1/4 years old and there had been no signs previous to that there was anything "wrong".
However, in saying that, I still find that now, with his asthma, I find it very difficult to tell when he is having a lot of problems. As I have often posted here, I do find asthma a lot scarier to deal with at times than I do PA.
I have posted under Links on this board, several Asthma Links. I do know that one of them, I believe The Asthma Society, you can contact them by e-mail and ask them a question. You may like to try this to see what they have to say to you.
However, if you look at the response this thread is getting so far, not great or anything, but still, it looks like the asthma is pretty well evened out - half with, half without.
I hope this helps some way. I believe I have seen a similar post from you in another thread and it worries me that you are concerned about your little one and asthma.
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Sat, 04/14/2001 - 2:55am
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kstreeter, I'm wondering if you could contact FAAN and see if they have any statistics about anaphylactic deaths and whether asthma was involved or not. I did post a study from FAAN recently about deaths due to anaphylaxis and I'm not sure whether asthma was mentioned or not. Let me see if I can find it here.
If it does mention asthma in any way, I'll re-post it in this thread.
I do know that if you e-mail FAAN at [email][/email] and ask them a question/questions, they do answer you.
Best wishes! [img][/img]
[This message has been edited by Cindy Spowart Cook (edited April 14, 2001).]

Posted on: Sat, 04/14/2001 - 3:04am
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Found the report. It does indicate that mostly all of the people who died also had asthma.
Fatalities Due to Anaphylactic Reactions to Foods
This report, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical
Immunology Vol. 107, No. 1, documents 32 cases of fatal food
allergy-induced anaphylaxis that occurred between 1994 and 1999
and that were reported to a national registry established by the
American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology with the
assistance of FAAN.
Cases were reported by FAAN members, the media, and doctors.
Working with our Medical Director Dr. Hugh Sampson and Medical
Advisory Board member Dr. Allan Bock, we gathered information
about the circumstances under which the reactions occurred, the
previous history of reactions, the asthma and allergy history,
treatment given at the time symptoms began, and the food believed
to have caused the allergic reaction.
Although the individuals ranged in age from 2 to 33 years, only three
were under age 10, the majority were adolescents or young adults.
Peanuts accounted for 63 percent (20) of the deaths, tree nuts
(Brazil nut, pistachio, pecan, walnut, and unknown nut) accounted for
31 percent (10), and milk and fish were responsible for two of the
deaths in the younger children.
Only 10 percent (3 of 32) had epinephrine with them at the time of
their reaction. In two patients, the first wave of symptoms went
away within 30 minutes for one individual and in over an hour for the
other. After feeling better, the symptoms returned and quickly
overcame them.
The food came from:
restaurants and other food service facilities
packaged food
home made
The allergy causing food was "hidden" in:
Desserts and Snacks
baked goods
ice cream
As would be expected, the individuals ate food they thought was
safe. They were caught off-guard and were not prepared to handle a
severe reaction. Almost all the patients had asthma in addition to
food allergy.
There were two unusual cases. One young man, who knew he was
allergic to peanuts, died after eating pistachio nuts. He did not know
he was allergic to them. The other was a 2-year-old who died after
eating Brazil nuts. He was not known to have any allergies or
Medical professionals, especially primary care providers, must be
aware of food-induced anaphylaxis. Manufacturers, restaurant staff,
caregivers, schools staff, and the general public should be educated
about food allergy and anaphylaxis and the importance of proper
labeling and ingredient information.
What You Can Do to Protect Yourself:
1. be on guard for unsuspected ingredients
2. always be prepared to handle an allergic reaction
3. recognize early symptoms
4. carry EpiPen

Posted on: Sat, 04/14/2001 - 5:06am
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My 5 year old is PA and has undiagnosed and uncontrolled asthma. I have an appt. with the allergist in two weeks and hope to bring it up again. It only happens when he is off the antihistamine for a long time, has a respiratory virus, goes outside for a long time when the pollen is in full force (this week the pollen count here was 5711) or when the weather is cold.

Posted on: Sat, 04/14/2001 - 12:20pm
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Joined: 11/30/2015 - 09:59

Hi Cindy, Our 5 year old son is PA/TNA and was diagnosed with asthma at 8 months old.
Our 3 1/2 year old daughter was diagnosed with asthma at 8 months old also. She hasn't been tested for PA/TNA. And our 17 month old daughter was diagnosed with asthma at 3 weeks old. She has not been tested for PA/TNA yet either.
Peanut/Nut-free wishes,


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