Multiple Food Allergies?

Posted on: Mon, 05/21/2001 - 7:31am
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pI know that this is a website for PA parents/people. However, I was wondering how many of us posting here are actually dealing with more than PA or even more than PA/TNA.br /
I've noticed that QUITE a few people posting are dealing with more than PA and I was just wondering if people would be willing to share exactly what they're dealing with, in terms of other food allergies./p
pI actually consider myself extremely fortunate in that I'm only dealing with PA./p
pMany thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p
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Posted on: Mon, 05/21/2001 - 11:20am
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Hi Cindy,
I have been hooked on this website since I saw it mentioned on the FAST website (Food Allergy Survivors Together). Since then, I'm Peanutallergy.com all the way! I am dealing with a severe peanut allergy myself which I have never considered to be too much of a problem. My real problem is my children's food allergies to milk and egg in addition to the peanut ( and asthma too, of course). I truly believe that this is the best website out there for food allergic people. I get a lot of information and support. I don't agree with everything. I just enjoy reading about people like me and my family. I have been wondering how those of you with just the peanut allergy feel about us with multiple food allergies bombarding into your zone!
Thanks, Alicia

Posted on: Mon, 05/21/2001 - 1:37pm
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Bet you didn't expect to see me posting here LOL [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Okay, we just had Logan skin tested again - more extensively than the first time. Are you ready for this?? He's allergic to basically everything except some fruits!
Heres the list:
codfish +
shrimp +
pecan +
egg, whole +
corn +
soybean, whole +
blueberry -
grapes -
watermelon - (makes him vomit, though from oral allergy syndrome)
grapefruit -
tomato -
cashew +
coconut mild +
almond +
buckwheat +
hops - (first exposure was this test)
rye food - (first exposure)
yeast, bakers +
yeast, brewers +
walnut, English - (first exposure)
hazelnut - (first exposure)
bean, lima +
broccoli +
cabbage +
carrot +
mushroom mild +
celery mild +
cucumber mild +
lettuce mild +
onion -
pea, green - (suprise!)
pepper, green -
potato, sweet mild +
potato, white +
spinach mild +
string beans +
cauliflower - (first exposure)
beef +
lamb - (first exposure)
pork -
chicken mild +
turkey mild +
catfish - (first exposure)
scallops - (first exposure)
trout - (first exposure)
clam - (first exposure)
crab +
lobster - (first exposure)
oyster +
perch mild +
salmon +
tuna mild +
cinnamon -
garlic mild +
ginger -
mustard +
nutmeg +
sesame seed - (??? what about his anaphylactic reaction ??? If it wasn't sesame, then what was it?)
vanilla -
chocolate mild +
apple, delicioius -
banana - (oral allergy syndrome here too)
cantaloupe +
cherry -
orange, sweet mild +
peach -
pear -
strawberry -
Lauren is JUST pa and shellfish!
I have lots of food allergies, too but PA, TNA, shellfish and eggs are my main ones.
Rebekah

Posted on: Mon, 05/21/2001 - 2:17pm
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When I first started posting on here, I was SURE that we had JUST PA to deal with in one kid. As I learned more about allergies, I started suspecting others. Then came testing. Matt has been tested for 27 foods, Meagan for 11. This is what we have so far... (not 100% we're through finding them)
Meagan
Milk (4+)
Egg (4++)
Strawberry (2+)
Matt
Peanut (didn't test, just "official" through case history)
Brazil Nut (2+)
Hazelnut (2+)
Pecan (2+)
Coconut (2)
Carrot (2)
Peach (2)
Watermelon (2)
Chocolate (2)
His coconut allergy we highly suspect was at the root of a LOT of problems when he was on formula, so we consider it a serious allergy regardless of the 2. Chocolate seems to only cause mild hives and mild diarrhea. We've basically decided that in Matt's case at least, we can't use the numbers at ALL to figure out how bad the allergy is. Meagan's results are easier. She reacts to all three with (so far as we can tell) only eczema, but the #s match the severity of each. If she gets even a tiny bit of milk or egg she has a flare-up (daily Zyrtec helped tremedously with minimizing the reaction from the last accidental exposure). Strawberries though don't really cause a problem in tiny amounts.

Posted on: Mon, 05/21/2001 - 2:58pm
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Peanut, tree nut, soy, misc. other legumes, and msg. Peanut is the scariest, but soy and msg is the hardest to avoid and cook for.

Posted on: Mon, 05/21/2001 - 7:18pm
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hello, most of the foods you listed william has not eaten, Rebeckah!!!
but l will try william on most of the veg and shell fish etc when hes older, if l can avoid them perhaps its best not to know (sarcastic cowerdly laugh here!!)
so far our list in the last few months has not grown and is still,
peanuts (we didnt get a rateing only a "well do keep him well away from them ")
treenuts , eggs , kiwi fruit, and non food like dustmite, cats , dogs, tree pollen.
l think the foods we do not try are a long list, plan to question allergist when we see him next year.
williamsmummy

Posted on: Mon, 05/21/2001 - 10:10pm
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I am allergic to peanuts and sesame seeds. On my skin testing, I reacted to many things, and was told at the time that there was a 50% false positive rate for the skin tests. There were many things I had been eating for years with no problem, e.g. tea, garlic, tomatoes, the list goes on. Has anyone heard of this?
I also have oral allergy syndrome which I developed as an adult.

Posted on: Mon, 05/21/2001 - 11:17pm
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Aliciamot, welcome! I had NEVER thought about what you mentioned - how people only dealing with PA would feel about people posting that were dealing with multiple food allergies. Of course, I can only answer for myself, but I just considered people posting about children/themselves with multiple food allergies "normal" here if PA was one of them.
It is actually through people posting about other food allergies that I have become even more educated about food allergies myself.
Last year at this time, I did NOT know that you could suffer an anaphylactic reaction to milk. I had to apologize profusely to the person who posted that. I didn't question it because an anaphylactic reaction is not something to question, but I certainly did apologize for my ignorance.
I deal with a lot of people that post on this board off-the-board and I have NEVER heard anyone say that they didn't care for people talking about allergies other than PA here.
I think what I'm trying to say, but of course never can succinctly, is that we're a pretty accepting lot and don't mind a bit!
Rebekahc, wow, I'm going to have to go through Logan's list again. That's a lot to decipher (remember, it's kinda early, haven't met my tea quota yet and also just remember my sheer age to begin with! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] ) I'm going to come back in and look at it more closely lately but wow, poor little guy. That is a lot of stuff.
There have been two posts that mentioned this - oral allergy syndrome. What is it?
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 05/22/2001 - 12:31am
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So far, it seems to be peanuts, tree nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds) and when he was tested we were told tomatoes and oranges. He however eats these in small quantities in pasta sauce, or the occasional orange (I don't buy them often as I am allergic to those, just peeling them for the kids makes me itch something awful)
Now I am wondering if he might be allergic or intolerant to milk, as he has never stomached it well, but recently has begun to vomit if he ingests even the tiniest amount of milk. However things cooked with milk don't seem to be giving him a problem that I have noticed. I am starting to be concerned though.
Sue

Posted on: Tue, 05/22/2001 - 12:52am
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Didn't test me for many things, just told to "avoid all nuts". I know I have the reaction to : hazelnut, almond, peanut & sesame. Walnuts came out OK !
Thank heavens I'm not allergic to wine ! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 05/22/2001 - 12:58am
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Nick, the day may come dear man, it may come!
LOL! What a cute, funny addition to your list of allergies!
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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