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Posted on: Fri, 04/07/2000 - 11:31am
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Thanks, we actually go to a ped allergist but he gave us bad advice and now I've come to find out he gave someone else questionable advice. There has got to be another ped allergist in Atlanta! Shan

Posted on: Sun, 04/09/2000 - 9:47am
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Hi Shan, interesting thread (just read it for the first time). A couple of points I want to mention. First, the fact that your daughter screamed when you tried to give her the pb fits with what our allergist told us that they do almost instinctively know not to have pb. he said, they usually don't like peanuts or the smell of it etc...my daughter didnt like it the first time she tried it at 3 yrs old (shes 4 now), and didnt like the smell when my wife once made something with nuts in it.
Secondly, about other nuts, we were told that when you are allergic to peanuts, you should strictly avoid all other nuts since often, manufacturers will use peanuts as fillers for other nut products since peanuts are the cheapest nuts...ie, if you have a treat with hazelnuts, there may be peanuts mixed in (even unlabelled) as a filler. So avoid all other nuts and nut products...
The only exception, (if you're feeling brave) is if one has tested negative for other nuts, you can personally give your daughter an actual other nut right from the shell, but not a product with other nuts in it (because of the peanut filler problem potential). Did i write that clearly enough?!,
Hope you can find a better ped and/or allergist...I cant believe he/she was adament about forcing pb down your daughters throat...shouldve been a clear sign to the allergist! Good luck.

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