Just curious, how long anyone here has gone without a severe reaction?

Posted on: Wed, 09/08/2004 - 5:56pm
sebastian's picture
Joined: 05/26/2003 - 09:00

Hi all, I haven't posted in awhile but was wondering about this...
My PN/TN/shellfish allergic DD has not had an anaphylactic reaction in almost a year.
I cannot begin to tell you how happy that makes me!
She has had some minor reactions, which may or may not be related to her asthma, but we haven't had to use epi.

So how long has you or your child been able to avoid an anaphylactic reaction?
Does the longer you avoid this type of reaction increase your chances of a less severe reaction upon exposure in the future?
I know it is highly unlikely that my DD will outgrow this allergy (although we pray everyday she does) but can it improve somewhat by going long periods with no severe reactions?

Thanks for any input!
Emma 3 1/2 PN/TN/Shellfish allergic,EIA
Erynn 18 mo. no known allergies

Posted on: Wed, 09/08/2004 - 9:37pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

sebastian, trying to do the math in my head without my coffee.
Jesse was 3-1/4 when he had his second anaphylactic reaction. He just turned 7 when he had his next (and last so far, touch wood) anaphylactic reaction. So, 3-3/4 years?
He did have a two hive only cross contamination reaction nine months previous to the last anaphylactic one, so 3 years between reactions period, but 3-3/4 years between serious reactions.
It has now been 1-3/4 years since his last reaction.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 09/08/2004 - 11:25pm
e-mom's picture
Joined: 04/23/2000 - 09:00

4 years 6 months
DS had his first and only reaction at 17 months. In 2 months, he will be 6 years old. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 09/08/2004 - 11:45pm
jami's picture
Joined: 09/02/2004 - 09:00

three 1/2 years - and counting. I had him retested this summer - just to make sure. And his scores went up- and he is now allergic to Tree nuts -- so I guess we were just that careful, and lucky, to not have a reaction.

Posted on: Thu, 09/09/2004 - 12:14am
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

3.5 years, with first set of reactions never reaching anaphylaxis. Dd is now about to turn 5. Was 18 months or thereabouts when we figured it out. I do not think she has ever had any more reactions, perhaps some eye rubbing and irritation once or twice, but not sure why. becca

Posted on: Thu, 09/09/2004 - 12:19am
attlun's picture
Joined: 06/13/2003 - 09:00

About 15 months since last anaphylactic reaction. He's had a few small reactions since then.
Trevor age 3 -PA
Harmony age 1.5 -Asthma, EA
Trace Michael-born June 2004

Posted on: Thu, 09/09/2004 - 12:33am
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

Almost five years now. I think after the second anaphylactic reaction we tightened our safety zone so tight it squeaked!

Posted on: Thu, 09/09/2004 - 12:37am
Sarahfran's picture
Joined: 06/08/2000 - 09:00

A little over three years since her last serious peanut reaction (and only one minor one since then) but just a little over two months since she had a severe reaction to a cat.

Posted on: Thu, 09/09/2004 - 12:42am
jessica77's picture
Joined: 06/21/2004 - 09:00

Well, let's see... 3 1/2 years old for his first reaction and he's now 9. So that would be 5.5 years!

Posted on: Thu, 09/09/2004 - 12:43am
starlight's picture
Joined: 01/16/2004 - 09:00

My last reaction was when I was 4...I'm 21 now, going on 22, so almost 18 years. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 09/09/2004 - 12:52am
smack's picture
Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

My son was almost 3 when he had his one and only reaction.
4 yrs later


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