Inhalation of allergen can cause reactions

Posted on: Tue, 01/30/2007 - 7:24am
Adele's picture
Joined: 01/31/2005 - 09:00

This subject has been talked about here before, but I've never found anything online that states a severe reaction can be caused by inhalation.

This is a link to an article that states that it can happen.


Hope the link works....

Posted on: Tue, 01/30/2007 - 7:54am
chanda4's picture
Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

my son, when he was about 3yrs old was sitting in the 3rd row of our car. My grandma had just given me a baggie foull of some peanut clusters she had made herself. Now granted he could have come in contact with something maybe on her hands or whatever.....but as we were driving I opened the baggie of clusters(about 6 of them maybe) and snuck a bite of one. He was in the back, had no clue.....within maybe 3 min's he cried out to me "mommy my neck is squeezing"! I about died. I unrilled the window and tossed the clusters out and pulled over to give him Bendyrl. This was our 2nd or 3rd reaction, so I was not prepared to do the Epi(if I even had one yet)....I have since learned that he does react, in my opinion(some would argue, yes). He has gotten stomach cramps after being in the lunchroom at school on pb&j Monday's as well(also welts around his eyes one day, also a Monday). So some would argue, that it was not air borne, that he had to have touched in some way.....but in my eyes, he is inhalation reactive. Thanks for the article!!
Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
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Posted on: Tue, 01/30/2007 - 10:33am
gvmom's picture
Joined: 08/24/2005 - 09:00

Printed out and ready to put into my ginormous 504/food allergy binder. Thanks for the link.

Posted on: Tue, 01/30/2007 - 11:29am
cynde's picture
Joined: 12/10/2002 - 09:00

In K DS had a reaction after another student opened up a small bag of PN they had brought for snack time.
The teacher noticed the PN's took them away, washed hands and checked DS who was developing hives. He was given benedryl and we were called, but the reaction never developed further than the hives.

Posted on: Tue, 01/30/2007 - 11:39am
Daisy's picture
Joined: 01/16/2006 - 09:00

As always, thanks for the great links. You find the best articles.
Two of my worst reactions (in the last 2 years) were inhalation. During Lent 2005, I dropped off my DD with my DH at our Church Fish Fry. He was cooking and came out just to see me off. I wasn't in the kitchen at all, just in the Family Center about 5 minutes. Left to drive my Mom home out of state. Didn't get more than 15 miles, and I realized I was reacting. Increased heart rate, feeling of "doom" and stomach cramps. Pulled off the Interstate and headed for the ER. Stomach was a mess by the time I made it to the hospital. [b]I had not eaten for 4 hours, and did not touch anything when I dropped off my DD.[/b]
A couple of months later, we had just been seated for an early dinner at our local Mex food yet. Only 1 other table was occupied. Reading over the menu, I got that "uh-oh" feeling. Excused myself to the restroom. Was thinking, "Ok, now you're losing it! Can't be having a reacton...haven't even eaten yet...must be anxiety." Popped a Benadryl just in case. As I went back to the table to let DH know I was leaving (heart was doing flip-flops by then), I noticed the only other table had gotten shrimp and steak fajitas. Ah-ha! The shrimp. Of course, I ended up at the ER for several hours with my MIL waiting with me. She has actually become an advocate about my allergies since she started having reactions to her Remicade infusions.
Take care,

Posted on: Tue, 01/30/2007 - 1:51pm
PennMom's picture
Joined: 08/01/2006 - 09:00

Please forgive this probably stupid question- is there a way to get more of the information to show on this article? Or do you just get the brief overview? Thanks!

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