Posted on: Sat, 01/19/2002 - 3:57am
LynnB's picture
Joined: 01/19/2002 - 09:00

Hi! Just wanted to introduce myself since this is my first posting. I just discovered this list today. My 3 1/2 year old daughter had an allergic reaction at preschool on Tuesday of this week while only "playing" with peanut butter. Her class was making a bird feeder using pinecones, peanut butter and bird seed. I wasn't aware that her class was going to do this project; the preschool teacher had been told she wasn't allowed anything containing peanuts for snack. She has always refused to eat peanut butter since she started on table food as a baby; thank goodness! She has had 2 previous "mild" reactions to tasting a product with peanuts/peanut butter in it, i.e. candy bar and a cookie. She immediately spit it out both times, but was left with redness around her mouth and complained of her tongue itching. We had no idea that merely touching peanut butter would cause her to have an allergic reaction. She developed hives on her hands and wrists, her face and eyes became very swollen. We had her transported to the ER for observation. She is fine and now we have learned without a doubt NO CONTACT at all with peanut butter. My next step is a consultation with her peditrician. I'm glad this list is here and I'm sure I will be here often for some useful information.


Posted on: Sat, 01/19/2002 - 4:20am
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Joined: 01/11/2002 - 09:00

Kate was doing the exact same thing when she had her reaction. She had stuck her finger on her lip though because you could see exactly where she had touched the peanut butter to her mouth. Then her mouth began to swell around it. It was so strange.

Posted on: Tue, 09/02/2003 - 10:17pm
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Joined: 03/26/2002 - 09:00

hello and welcome to the boards!!
look forward to reading your questions, I am sure that you will get many, many replies.
As has been pointed out so many times by others on this site, no question , when it comes to allergies is a stupid question.
So dont hesitate , just list them!!!

Posted on: Wed, 09/03/2003 - 10:46am
Jaxgirl's picture
Joined: 09/02/2003 - 09:00

Thanks Sarah. We have been reading here for some time know and have learned so much.
I do have some detailed questions though. I will post them to the general discussion board and maybe the travel board.
I appreciate your support.

Posted on: Tue, 04/04/2006 - 2:52am
PAMomInPA's picture
Joined: 04/04/2006 - 09:00

I'm new to this too but I can relate to not being able to sleep because of this. I was very unsettled for a few weeks. Okay, I'm still a bit unsettled at times but you get used to it. The way I see it, this is just one more thing we need to look out for, in our job of protecting our children. It's important to keep things in perspective. There are millions of parents dealing with worse who would trade places with us in a minute.
Children are more likely to be injured in car accidents than by food but we keep getting in cars. We fastened them in, drive carefully and have faith that something out of our control doesn't happen. That's how I'm approaching this. We'll do our best to avoid a reaction, we'll always be prepared for a reaction and we'll pray that nothing out of our control happens.

Posted on: Tue, 04/04/2006 - 3:25am
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Joined: 08/25/2004 - 09:00

Welcome Everitt's Dad!
We've all been there and I understand completely. I can't say it gets better, but by reading and responding to this board, it certainly has helped me alot.
The more I learn, the better I feel and it helps to know that you're not in this alone.
We are all right in there with you!
So, find out all you can and stick close to the board, that's what we're here for!
Also, welcome PA mom in PA!
[This message has been edited by TinaM (edited April 04, 2006).]

Posted on: Tue, 04/04/2006 - 6:42am
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Joined: 02/22/2006 - 09:00

Welcome Everett'sDad! I'm fairly new too - we figured our son (18 mo) was allergic by about 12 months and casually avoided peanuts, but his allergy wasn't confirmed until just this February. At that time, he had an accidental exposure (anaphylactic) at our own home at my hands...
I lost a lot of sleep too and basically walked around with an unsettled feeling for several days. It is truly a sickening feeling. I have found this board to be a tremendous resource. There are so many people here who have sucessfully dealt with this terrible allergy for years - and lots and lots of parents.
I am sorry you have to be here too, but once you figure things out (meaning how to live with this on a day-to-day basis, become prepared to deal with a reaction, etc.), it really is much more manageable.
Again, welcome!

Posted on: Tue, 04/04/2006 - 9:16am
patsmommy's picture
Joined: 10/31/2001 - 09:00

I think it does get better. At first i couldnt sleep was anxiety ridden etc. It doesnt consume my life anymore like it did when he was first dx. Thats not saying there wont be times of anxiety. the first times for things will be scary. My son is 8 and he was dx at 2. when he went to school for the first time I was a wreck all over again. He is getting to an age where I might need to leave him at practices, that is scary to me. His practices are 2 hours long, I have 2 other kids who are younger. I cant stay all the time.
This is a great source because there are so many people here that have gone through or are going through the same thing. Just know that when you are dealing with something, one of us may have already crossed that path and could help you to deal with it. These people are good guides.
I am glad u found this site!

Posted on: Wed, 04/05/2006 - 12:16am
Greenlady's picture
Joined: 06/30/2004 - 09:00

Welcome! Sorry for the cause, but glad you found us. There is a lot of good information here - keep reading, and don't be afraid to ask questions. This is a pretty friendly community. Take care!

Posted on: Sun, 01/29/2006 - 1:12pm
Daisy's picture
Joined: 01/16/2006 - 09:00

So, did I understand this correctly? He got hives from the PB toast, and the Ped wants you to wait 6 months and try again? NO NO NO
Did you get a referral to an allergist?
(Be sure you have liquid Benadryl on hand.)
And keep up the breastfeeding. Best defense, for now.

Posted on: Sun, 01/29/2006 - 2:11pm
Treefrog's picture
Joined: 01/29/2006 - 09:00

[img][/img] Yes, that's what she said. That's the bad advice I got. A friend said to call tomorrow and get a scrip for an epipen jr and to contact an allergist. She did prescribe the benadryl so I did give some, and it took care of the hives in about 20 mins.
I will continue to breastfeed! Thank you! I am starting to get some pressure to stop but am now even more determined to continue for a while. In the meantime, an appointment with a good allergist is in the future.
Thank you!


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