Is this a PA reaction?

Posted on: Fri, 02/06/2004 - 6:11am
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Newbie, first-time-poster. I suspect latex allergy. Now I am also suspecting a peanut allergy. It has been years since my last anaphylactic reaction. But the last couple of time I've eaten peanut butter, my hands itch and break out in welts. It's not ana -- at least not yet -- but is this conceivably a peanut reaction?

Thank you for your help. This is new territory for me.

Posted on: Sun, 02/08/2004 - 10:15pm
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My opinion would be that it was a peanut reaction. Although you have so far escaped an anaphylactic reaction I wouldn't take any chances. My son has never actually ingested PN that we are aware of, it could have just been cross contamination or one of his other allergies, but the allergist says he's PA, his bloodwork says he's PA and since we've cleared out our house there have been very few mystery hives. As long as there is any chance he is PA we will avoid peanuts like the plague.

Posted on: Sun, 02/08/2004 - 11:23pm
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Sounds like PA to me.
Are you being tested for allergies? Should be.
You need to find out if you should carry an epi pen.
The small reaction in your hands could quickly turn anaphylactic for the next reaction so please get diagnosed, get prepared and be careful!
Peg

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