Most unlikely person grew out of his pa

Posted on: Wed, 02/06/2002 - 4:09am
san103's picture
Joined: 03/27/2000 - 09:00

I recently moved to a new area and I met a neighbor whose son has outgrown his allergies to nuts and peanuts! He really was allergic (he had an anaphylactic reaction to peanuts when he was 4 years old and he was food challenged at 7 years old). He also has severe asthma and had other food allergies.

Now he is 10 year old. They did a food challenge in the summer and he is no longer allergic to nuts and peanuts. His mother still will not feed him any nuts or peanuts though (understandable!). He still has severe asthma too (he was hospitalized in the fall during bad attack).

Based on his profile (asthma, multiple allergies) I am surprised he grew out of his p/tn allergies. I thought most who outgrew their allergies where those with no asthma and only one food allergy.

There is hope for all of us!

[This message has been edited by san103 (edited February 06, 2002).]

Posted on: Wed, 02/06/2002 - 4:17am
smack's picture
Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

Can you find out how the Food challenge was conducted?
We that may be going ahead with Food Challenges would like to know what all was involved.
Also, I read that if you have asthma and peanut allergy, your reaction may be more anaphylactic than a person say with only a peanut allergy. I haven't heard that if you have asthma and peanut allergy your chances are worse in outgrowing this than say someone just with a peanut allergy.
Thanks for the story!

Posted on: Wed, 02/06/2002 - 4:17am
MyKidsMom's picture
Joined: 02/06/2002 - 09:00

I too, know of a child who was diagnosed at age two with PA, other tree nut allergies, asthma and eczema. At age 8, she has outgrown all her food allergies and no longer suffers from asthma or eczema. It almost seems too good to believe but you are right--it does give us hope! Take care.

Posted on: Wed, 02/06/2002 - 7:39am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Wow- you have no idea how much I needed to hear something like this the day after a mystery anaphylaxis episode and two hours of "cat-napped" sleep. I am so comforted by this post! Thank you!

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