Just found out son has PA!!

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I am new to peanut allergies, my son is almost 2 and I am looking for info on restaurants and food products and living with PA in general.

Marnie

On Jun 24, 2002

Check out the separate boards for specific issues (i.e. manufacturers and restaurants). Also I found it helpful to look back over other people's 'new here' posts and see what answers they go to their questions. I would also recommend either the Peanut Allergy Answer Book or Marianne Barber's book (I think it's called Guide for Parents...). There's a lot to absorb so give yourself time. Did you get an epi-pen prescription? Keep it with ds at all times, you never know when the kid next to him is going to drop a piece of peanut candy.

On Jun 29, 2002

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Originally posted by momjd: [b]Check out the separate boards for specific issues (i.e. manufacturers and restaurants). Also I found it helpful to look back over other people's 'new here' posts and see what answers they go to their questions. I would also recommend either the Peanut Allergy Answer Book or Marianne Barber's book (I think it's called Guide for Parents...). There's a lot to absorb so give yourself time. Did you get an epi-pen prescription? Keep it with ds at all times, you never know when the kid next to him is going to drop a piece of peanut candy. [/b]

On Jun 29, 2002

Thanks for the advice. By the way, what does "ds" stand for?

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Originally posted by momjd: [b]Check out the separate boards for specific issues (i.e. manufacturers and restaurants). Also I found it helpful to look back over other people's 'new here' posts and see what answers they go to their questions. I would also recommend either the Peanut Allergy Answer Book or Marianne Barber's book (I think it's called Guide for Parents...). There's a lot to absorb so give yourself time. Did you get an epi-pen prescription? Keep it with ds at all times, you never know when the kid next to him is going to drop a piece of peanut candy. [/b]

On Jun 29, 2002

DS means dear son! I am not sure how much info you would like or what you need, but I can give you some lists of foods to stay away from. (M&M's plain-used on the same equipment that the peanut ones are made on.)Don't get flurries or blizzards, or stuff like that unless you know restaurants clean their equipment off in between orders. Make sure you know what kind of nuts are in things, or don't get it, b/c lots of times what looks like a walnut isn't one-it's made of ground peanuts. There's a brand of nuts that do this-I think it's Evons. ALWAYs buy nuts that you can tell what they look like shapewise. I can eat walnuts, but I make sure I buy Diamond brand-they look like real walnuts.

A lot of people would tell you to watch where your son puts his fingers-he can react to residue. You don't say how severe the allergy is, but another thing is you will learn to get in the habit of reading everything your kid puts in his mouth. I have now gotten to the point, that if I don't know what's in it, FORGET it! Hope this helps a little.

On Jul 2, 2002

HELLO! MY SON IS 13 MONTHS OLD AND WE JUST FOUND OUT THE HARD WAY HE HAS A PEANUT ALLERGY. HE ONLY INGESTED A SMALL AMOUNT AND WITHIN AN HOUR HE WAS COVERED IN HIVES, HIS FACE WAS SWOLLEN, AND HE FELL ASLEEP AND WOULDN'T WAKE UP. WE HAD TO TAKE HIM TO THE HOSPITAL BY AMBULANCE.IT WAS VERY SCARY!! i WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INFO YOU COULD GIVE ME.

On Jul 2, 2002

Thanks for the help. I would love a list of things to stay away from (if you have any). I do check everything that goes into his mouth and I read every label. I'm more curious about things like soft ice cream from a machine with no toppings or french fries at McDonald's (ie: things I need to rely on a salesperson's word- how reliable are different major restaurant chains...)

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Originally posted by fuzzyfurball: [b]DS means dear son! I am not sure how much info you would like or what you need, but I can give you some lists of foods to stay away from. (M&M's plain-used on the same equipment that the peanut ones are made on.)Don't get flurries or blizzards, or stuff like that unless you know restaurants clean their equipment off in between orders. Make sure you know what kind of nuts are in things, or don't get it, b/c lots of times what looks like a walnut isn't one-it's made of ground peanuts. There's a brand of nuts that do this-I think it's Evons. ALWAYs buy nuts that you can tell what they look like shapewise. I can eat walnuts, but I make sure I buy Diamond brand-they look like real walnuts.

A lot of people would tell you to watch where your son puts his fingers-he can react to residue. You don't say how severe the allergy is, but another thing is you will learn to get in the habit of reading everything your kid puts in his mouth. I have now gotten to the point, that if I don't know what's in it, FORGET it! Hope this helps a little.[/b]

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