More that one pa/tna child?

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 12:15am
Gilli011's picture
Joined: 12/05/2004 - 09:00

Just out of curiousity how many of us have more that one child with pa/tna? I have two dd's (5 & 3) with pa/tna. I also have a 7 month old son and was recently told by the pediatrician that it is very likely that he will have these allergies as well...
Cheers, Gilli

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 12:19am
sport's picture
Joined: 10/01/2002 - 09:00

I have two children that have a peanut allergy. Kate is thirteen and Joseph is ten. We are not sure about baby Grace yet. She is fifteen months old. I just have a feeling that she will be too.

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 3:33am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I have 2 kids with allergies, one who is clear so far. 5 year old DD is PA, TNA and allergic to shellfish. 1 year old DS is TNA, EA, and avoiding all nuts and shellfish. 3 year old DD was RAST tested, negative for peanuts and all nuts. Still avoiding all nuts.

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 3:37am
samirosenjacken's picture
Joined: 09/30/2002 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Gilli011:
Just out of curiousity how many of us have more that one child with pa/tna? I have two dd's (5 & 3) with pa/tna. I also have a 7 month old son and was recently told by the pediatrician that it is very likely that he will have these allergies as well...
Cheers, Gilli[/b]
I have two peanut allergic girls ages 9 and 7. Then I have two boys with no allergies to foods at all. I am surprised your pediatrician would tell you that your son will have the same allergies. I've asked this question a million times and was basically told the opposite. While siblings are at a higher rate of developing allergies, there is absolutely no way of predicting what kind of allergy they will have. Neither one of my sons have had a reaction to a food, yet my oldest son (age 5) is allergic to dogs.

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 6:11am
Momcat's picture
Joined: 03/15/2005 - 09:00

DD was allergic to egg, milk, peanut, nut as a toddler.
DS is allergic to egg, milk, and was never exposed to peanut or nut, even while I was pregnant. I hope he does not become allergic to peanuts and nuts when he finally is exposed.

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 6:25am
jtolpin's picture
Joined: 05/28/2003 - 09:00

3 children.
DD#2 tests positive to all nuts
DD#3 tests negative to top 8.
DD#1 ate a PB cookie ONCE (ok, maybe twice)
No reactions from #1. Never given to #2 or #3
Safe to say there COULD be Massive Ramifications from #2.
Caitlin 4-17-00 Allergic to Dairy, Egg, Wheat, Bananas, Grapes, Rye, Sesame, Beef, Garlic, Mustard, Onion, Peas and Avoiding Latex and all Nuts
Sara 2-13-98 NKA (Avoiding Nuts)
Meghan 2-28-03 NKA (Avoiding Nuts)
[b]* Obsessed * [/b]

Posted on: Tue, 03/21/2006 - 3:00am
attlun's picture
Joined: 06/13/2003 - 09:00

Oldest is PA.
#2-has asthma, and acid reflux, but KNA. She was tested twice before having a food challenge and she passed.
#3-no pn yet, we'll test at age 3.
Trevor-4, PA
Harmony-3, NKA
Trace-21 months, KNA

Posted on: Tue, 03/21/2006 - 11:31am
LisaM's picture
Joined: 11/04/2005 - 09:00

I'm one of three sisters--we are all allergic to peanuts and tree nuts + have other allergies! My mom seems to have developed a peanut allergy within the last several years...and my father has had to reach for the Benadryl after eating some sort of tree nut (but they aren't even getting this checked out :eek [img][/img] [editorial comment...that was supposed to be an "eek" face rather than a smiley!)
[This message has been edited by LisaM (edited March 21, 2006).]

Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 1:30am
Rae's picture
Joined: 03/28/2000 - 09:00

50%/50% here.
#1 - yes
#2 - no
#3 - yes
#4 - no
Given the pattern, it was decided we would not create #5.

Posted on: Thu, 03/23/2006 - 1:35pm
sebastian's picture
Joined: 05/26/2003 - 09:00

How did you find out that your subsequent children had PA or other allergies? Were they tested at a certain age? Did they test negative then have a food challenge? I am interested in any and all experiences with the whole process.
I have a 5 year old who is PA/TNA and shellfish youngest just turned 3 and I am planning on having her RAST tested at her 3 year visit. I am not as careful with her as far as letting her eat more freely but no nuts ever obviously! We do treat her though like she does have PA/TNA. I do think even if she had NKA we would still not let her eat them.(more for our oldest daughter's there is always sunbutter!! [img][/img]
She has not been exposed to any peanut or nut other than one time when my mom was babysitting her and my dad dropped a peanut shell and she put it in her mouth. (That's a whole other story, one that still makes me furious!)

Posted on: Thu, 03/23/2006 - 10:19pm
Gilli011's picture
Joined: 12/05/2004 - 09:00

Hi Shelly,
We found out about our youngest dd first, she had a few red spots on her face when she took a tiny bit of my toast with pb on it, she tested positive for pa & tna. Last August we had our oldest tested for grass, dogs, dust and my husband reminded the allergist that she had tested our other dd and she was pa/tna. She decided to test our oldest to rule out pa, turns out she tested positive and it's a more serious allergy than our younger dd. I have never seen any form of reaction in her before this or since and she has eaten lots of food definately contaminated with peanut! I don't really understand....but we live with it.
Rae, that's a pretty wild pattern, good idea to give up! lol
Cheers, Gilli



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