looking for as much info as possible

Posted on: Thu, 04/12/2001 - 4:27am
badarico's picture
Joined: 04/12/2001 - 09:00

pHello Allbr /
I have a 5 1/2 year old with PA. The first time he had a reaction it was when I gave him his first peanutbutter and Jelly sandwich. His skin got all blocky and his eyes swelled almost completely shut. I had no idea what was wrong. He took a nap and it went away. I though maybe it was the strawberry jelly, so I tried grape. Same reaction. Then when he was 3 we were at a wedding away from home and the reception was by candle light. The desert was icecream sundaes..with walnut topping. Before I knew what happened, Riley was throwing up all over the place and then his throat closed. In a TOTAL state of panic he was taken to the nearest hospital by ambulance. After that I carry an epi pen with me wherever I go. Riley will be starting kindergarten this fall and I am very scared. He currently goes to preschool and they have been wonderful but Im nervous on how the school district will handle this. Any information that anyone has as to how to approach this I would Greatly Appreciate. I would also like any other web sites that anyone else knows about that would contain information, like how to determine what "natural ingredients" are.br /
Thank you./p

Posted on: Thu, 04/12/2001 - 2:20pm
no nuts's picture
Joined: 10/24/2000 - 09:00

This site is full of info and supportive people who know just what you are going through. Check out the links, schools, and living with PA threads especially. Go to the links, arm yourself with info and educate and prepare that school. FAAN at foodallergy.org is a good site, they are very informed and supportive on the phone, and they have booklets, videos, etc. for sale. They have a school packet that your childs school can purchase and I think there is a promo now where it may be possible for the school to get it for free. Good luck.

Posted on: Fri, 04/13/2001 - 11:51am
vic's picture
Joined: 11/30/2015 - 09:59

The Dey company (makers of EpiPens phone# 1-800-869-9005) just sent me Free trainer pens and an educational video ("Alexander The Elephant Who Couldn't Eat Peanuts") for children. The book "Caring For Your Child With Severe Food Allergies" by Lisa Cipriano Collins is a must. When on the PeanutAllergy.com home page, click onto "Books and other Products". You can order the book there (click where you see the "No Nuts For Me" book). Also, check out rilira's posting of her 504 plan. It's under Schools, the Topic is called "school meeting on Wednesday", dated March 27,2000. The Food Allergy Network had been very helpful, too. ([url]http://www.foodallergy.org[/url] phone: 1-800-929-4040) Our son will be starting Kindergarten next year too, so I can really relate to you! Good luck.
Peanut/Nut-free wishes,

Posted on: Mon, 01/20/2003 - 9:44am
Sue's picture
Joined: 02/13/1999 - 09:00

raising for the newbies

Posted on: Wed, 01/22/2003 - 1:15am
KarenD's picture
Joined: 01/11/2003 - 09:00

A neighbor of mine has an eight year old who attends school and is in the same class as a girl with severe Peanut allergy. There is a note that hangs outside of the door announcing to all the parents of the girl's allergy and the severity of it and to please help them keep her safe by keeping ALL peanut products out of the class in an effort to help save her life. It is working great according to my neighbor. You might contact the principal and teacher and try this approach. Good Luck!!! I dread when my little one starts school...nothing scarier!

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by agrohimacn Tue, 02/25/2020 - 1:25pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by krisztina Thu, 02/20/2020 - 4:49pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by chicken Thu, 02/20/2020 - 4:45pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by lexy Tue, 01/28/2020 - 12:21am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Sun, 01/26/2020 - 11:15am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Sun, 01/26/2020 - 11:11am
Comments: 5
Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:03am
Comments: 10
Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:52am
Comments: 2

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

If children begin to eat many different foods at a young age, there is much more of a chance that by the time they are in school, they will eat...

Those with peanut allergies often find that they are unable to enjoy dessert since there's always the...

If you've ever tried to find...

For those with peanut allergies, baked goods present a serious risk. Many baked goods do not appear to contain peanuts, yet were baked in a...

Those who have peanut allergies know to avoid peanut butter cookies, of course – but what about other...

Which candy bars are safe for those with peanut allergies? Those without allergies are accustomed to...

Are you looking for peanut-free candies as a special treat for a child with...

For those who have wondered whether airport x-ray machines negatively affect epinephrine auto-injectors, the folks at Food Allergy Research &...

Molecular allergy component testing identifies the specific food or environmental proteins triggering a person’s allergic reactions. Component...

An epinephrine auto-injector provides an emergency dose of epinephrine (adrenaline) to treat life-threatening allergic reactions. Those who have...

Misunderstanding the significance of food allergy test results can lead to unnecessary anxiety and dietary changes. The three tests used most...

It can be easy to overlook the presence of nut allergens in non-food items because the allergens are often listed by their Latin or scientific...

Tree nuts and peanuts are distinctly different. An allergy to one does not guarantee an allergy to the other. Peanuts are considered legumes and...

Welcome to the complex world of being a Peanut Allergy Parent. Get ready to proofread food labels, get creative with meals, and constantly hold an...

Take control of your food allergies! Get results in ten days and change your life forever! If you are tempted to use a home testing kit...

What can you eat if you can't eat peanut butter? Fortunately for people with a peanut allergy, there...

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, one out of five people in the U.S. has an allergy. Because there is a...

Eliminating peanut butter is the best way to handle a rash caused by this food

If your baby or toddler develops a rash caused by peanut...

Nearly all infants are fussy at times. But how do you know when your baby's crying means something wrong? Some babies are excessively fussy...

For those who don't have experience with peanut allergies, going 'peanut-free' often seems as easy as avoiding peanut butter sandwiches and bags...