How Many Preemies?

Posted on: Sun, 06/01/2003 - 8:16am
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I was wondering if there is any connection between being born prematurely and allergies? My son was a preemie and suffers from many allergies besides PA although PA and insects stings worry us the most! I asked the Doctor if there could be a connection and recieved a "could be" reply followed by "we don't really know why some people have allergies and others don't except that genetics play some part in it." So I am curious...are there any other severe allergy sufferers out there who were also born a bit too soon? And if so, at what gestation?

Posted on: Sun, 06/01/2003 - 9:12am
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Nope - my PA son was born 2 days past his due date; his non-PA (but allergic and asthmatic) brother was born 2 weeks past his due date.
I strictly blame genetics in our case. Frankly, we're all just a mess! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img]
Amy

Posted on: Sun, 06/01/2003 - 10:02am
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My son was born at 27 weeks gestation (he is now 2) and has many food allergies my full term daughter has no allergies.

Posted on: Sun, 06/01/2003 - 10:24am
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My son was born on his due date and is PA & chickpeas. We avoid all legumes.
My daughter was born 2 weeks before and seems fine.

Posted on: Sun, 06/01/2003 - 11:13am
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My sons are twins and were born at 35 weeks. One is allergic to peanuts, nuts, and a handful of other foods, also very sensitive to tree pollen.
My other son is mildly sensitive to grass pollen,corn,shellfish, and cats.

Posted on: Sun, 06/01/2003 - 12:30pm
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I have triplet boys born at 34 weeks gestation. One has PA and mild seasonal allergies. The other 2 have no allergies (that I am aware of). Hope this helps!
Kelly

Posted on: Sun, 06/01/2003 - 11:57pm
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Both my sons were born 2 days late so far only my oldest (3) is pa and seasonal allergies he was small 5lbs 13oz

Posted on: Mon, 06/02/2003 - 1:11am
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My daughter was born at 31 weeks gestation and has PA,TNA and Sesame allergy. We happen to have an appointment with her allergist today. I'll ask him his opinion.
Denise

Posted on: Mon, 06/02/2003 - 2:21am
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My DD was ten or eleven days late and weighed 9 lbs, 13 ozs. Not hardly a preemie!
Interestingly, though, both of my kids have had conditions that are frequently seen in preemies--my DD had reflux and DS has ongoing immune system problems and was diagnosed for a while with "failure to thrive." In both cases, medical people always asked if the babies had been born prematurely. When they hear their birth weights (9 lbs, 13 ozs. and 10 lbs, 7 ozs.) they're shocked!
Sarah

Posted on: Mon, 06/02/2003 - 5:41am
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My 2 1/2 year old son was born at 27 weeks and is the survivor of a set of twins. He has peanut,soy,egg,milk,dog and cat allergies, there are many other food sensitivities that are not showing as allergies, but allergist says it could be an "intolerance" and just avoid those things. He weighed 2lbs 7oz at birth and had reflux, his "failure to thrive" improved once his hypothyroidism was corrected at about 31 weeks. His sister is 16 mos, was a week overdue and 9 lbs 4 oz with no problems. She seems to be allergic to milk and wheat (she will be tested in July) and I swear the wind gives her a rash. Her skin is very sensitive to a lot of things. I suspect she is PA too as my ds hive episodes that I can trace back to peanut, she had hives at the same time although not as severe. Both kids also had eczema which improved with diet. I blame faulty genes!!!

Posted on: Mon, 06/02/2003 - 9:58am
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My guys were born at 37.5 weeks - we can count the specific days since they were IVF babies [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Sherlyn
Mom to 3 year old twins Ben & Mike - one PA & the other not.
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