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Posted on: Wed, 08/23/2006 - 5:21am
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Quote:Originally posted by stephbillalec:
We'll be a peanut/tree nut family for life!
Umm...
What's wrong with that?
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Posted on: Fri, 08/25/2006 - 12:45am
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[quote]Originally posted by jtolpin:
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Umm...
What's wrong with that?
Jason
It has nothing to do with actually having peanuts/tree nuts for a food choice. It's the whole fear of accidental exposure that I can't stand. I would have no problem being peanut/tree nut free if we were not allergic!

Posted on: Tue, 08/29/2006 - 9:51pm
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We're back from the allergist and I had her answer a ton of questions. For the most part, I feel pretty good. She said to ignore the numbers, that there's more gray than black-and-white. She's had Class 5's outgrow allergies and Class 1's never outgorw them. Since his milk and egg SPT were pretty much the same, she would think that his reactions would be similar, but can't guarantee anything. She thinks he is more likely to outgrow the milk sooner than the egg (if he outgrows them).

Posted on: Wed, 08/30/2006 - 3:02am
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Quote:Originally posted by stephbillalec:
It has nothing to do with actually having peanuts/tree nuts for a food choice. It's the whole fear of accidental exposure that I can't stand. I would have no problem being peanut/tree nut free if we were not allergic!
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Don't live in fear. Just live life for today, kwim?
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Posted on: Wed, 08/30/2006 - 12:10pm
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Ree
I wouldn't let the numbers stress you out too much. When my dd was younger her egg allergy went up, down and all around without any exposures. I figured we were okay as long as we avoided them and there were no reactions.
Kat925
My dd is 8 1/2 years old and has only had her initial exposure 7 1/2 years ago the spt was off the mark and her rast was over 100. Seven years later with no exposures her rast is still the same. I think the numbers are just numbers and we should go by our own avoidance because it seems the numbers will just do what they want to do anyway.

Posted on: Wed, 08/30/2006 - 10:40pm
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Quote:Originally posted by SkyMom:
[b]Ree
I wouldn't let the numbers stress you out too much. When my dd was younger her egg allergy went up, down and all around without any exposures. I figured we were okay as long as we avoided them and there were no reactions..[/b]
Did she outgrow the egg? Did her numbers jump up to Class 5 or 6?

Posted on: Thu, 08/31/2006 - 1:02am
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Ree
Her results went from three to five with no exposure then went to 1 then she outgrew the allergy.

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 5:04am
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Answers:
egg shooting up (no.. not THAT shooting up...) -- Scores go up/down just because... Avoidance IMO doesnt MAKE a score go down.. it keeps your child alive.
What does 54 mean? Nothing. It means the child is allergic now, and you avoid it until it hits <.35 and you challenge it. No more, no less. The number does NOT tell you waht type of reaction will occur, and you should, yes, assume the worst.
Why doesnt the SPT and the RAST coincide with each other? Because the wind was blowing (NSE or W - fill in your fave direction)... and move on, knowing that testing is NOT 100% foolproof, and there are 'issues' with inaccuracies.
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Jason
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Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 5:40am
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Yes-- DD's egg numbers did this, with very strict avoidance and few mistakes (most of which wouldn't even matter to other EA). She started out with hive-only rxns to traces and RASTed about 2.0.... FF two years, and she was developing mild anaphylactic symptoms from cross-contaminated products run on shared lines. RAST was about 6. FF another three years...
With NO additional exposure other than very low level XC (again, pastas... thanks a [i]lot[/i] Barilla... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] )and a SPT, she began experiencing aerosol sensitivity to concentrated eggs. (You can't put a plate of scrambled eggs withint twenty feet of her.) Her RAST level was over 60. We don't know what it is now, but it hasn't improved any in the clinical sense.
With that said, I don't think the number means much. EA is [i]very infrequently[/i] the equal of a PA, but this is DD's reality. Her allergy is NOT going in the right direction to be going away. Period. We've accepted that. (But it does kinda make you feel annoyed that [i] you're living Murphy's Law,[/i] huh?)
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
And Jason?
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Why doesnt the SPT and the RAST coincide with each other? Because the wind was blowing (NSE or W - fill in your fave direction)...
I always thought it was related to the phase of the moon or the tide tables somehow... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] Wind direction, huh?

Posted on: Mon, 08/21/2006 - 7:31am
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Thanks for making me smile about this Jason! Your posts always do! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Corvallis Mom - It's strange b/c my ds never had a reaction to egg that I know of. He's had mysterious reactions tons of times, but we've always chalked it up to milk or dermatographic skin. I was thinking his initial RAST of 6 was a false positive. He's never had eggs except when I was breastfeeding (which counts). And, obviously cross-contamination...he lives on Barilla pasta. Like you said, most EA kids have no problem with this. I'm horrified to think what would happen if he did. How old is your DD now? Does your allergist assume it's lifelong?

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