new and need help

Posted on: Fri, 09/05/2003 - 4:17am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I am pretty new to this site and need help
with all the abreviations used such as
dd, ds, dh, pa, etc. Any help would be


Posted on: Fri, 09/05/2003 - 4:32am
krasota's picture
Joined: 04/24/2000 - 09:00

d = dear
ds = dear son
dd = dear daughter
dh = dear husband
dw = dear wife
SO = significant other
pa = peanut allergy
TN/TNA = tree nut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Fri, 09/05/2003 - 4:33am
theresaa's picture
Joined: 09/04/2003 - 09:00

i was wondering the same thing.

Posted on: Fri, 09/05/2003 - 4:33am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Thanks for the info on posting!!

Posted on: Fri, 09/05/2003 - 4:59am
maggie0303's picture
Joined: 04/14/2003 - 09:00

I raised a thread in off topic with abbreviations. [img][/img]

Posted on: Fri, 09/05/2003 - 5:09am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Maggie, thanks so much for the abbreviations! This will help
a lot.

Posted on: Thu, 10/26/2006 - 8:57pm
patsmommy's picture
Joined: 10/31/2001 - 09:00

I am sorry your daughter was postive for PA. My son has PA and TNA.
As far as what we do...I avoid all nuts and peanuts, which includes for us, may contains and made in a facilty products. I never avoided vanilla or soy. Seasame he has had but I believe I didnt give him that until he was a bit older.
As far as Acorns , me and dh just had this dicussion this weekend. Now that the leaves are falling we have acorns all over our yard and on our deck. My dh was raking leaves and my son went out to help. I went outside and pointed out the acorns ( son is 9) and they both looked at me like I was the nut. My dh said he was playing with them. My son said, Mom thats an acorn I know that, I have touched them before!
"you have, I mean after all these years of me telling you not to , you did it anyway!"
I told him not to put his fingers in his mouth, which btw is a good idea anyway when you are playing with dirt but figured I should remind my 9 year old of this fact"
The moral of this story he was fine, now mind you thats him, he was fine, I dont really know about acorns other then what happen with us.

Posted on: Thu, 10/26/2006 - 10:19pm
smudgesgarden's picture
Joined: 02/26/2006 - 09:00

did you daughter come up positive for other legumes? and sesame and sunflower seeds? tree nuts arnt in the same family as peanuts ,so unless they are processed in the same facility as peanut products, you shouldnt have any problems with them.
a friend of a friend of mine has a peacan farm and sends us peacans straight from the trees, its great.
we eat sun butter in place of peanut butter, (this uses sunflower seeds to make a "peanut butter" type of spread). he also drinks soy milk, and eats soy products all the time. with out problems
ds has several allergies including peanut, dairy ,strawberries ,blueberries, and some dogs,
generaly we just avoid the food that hes alergic to, other wise grocery shopping would just be way to difficult.
i guess im not sure why you are avoididng foods that there is no alergy to.

Posted on: Thu, 10/26/2006 - 10:37pm
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Has your child had any soy in the past? Check your labels, it is pervasive in everything! If so, likely soy is okay.
Although, for some paranoid reason, we have decided to not have our 2yo(with NKAs) have sun butter or soynut butter until 3. Just like the PB recommendation for non-allergic kids. I just figure he is at risk, and have chosen to avoid these concentrated proteins from seeds and soy. becca

Posted on: Fri, 10/27/2006 - 12:27am
BriandBrinasmom's picture
Joined: 10/20/2006 - 09:00

My son is allergic to peanuts, soy, most beans and all peas. A number of years back, I had an opportunity to ask Dr. Sicherer about this at a food conference. What he told me is that only about 1 in 20 kids is allergic to other beans and peas than peanut (although there are some allergies to soy, but this appears to be for a different reason). To be allergic to all beans and peas, kids are usually allergic to the "seed pod protein" that's common to them all. Most kids allergic to peanuts are allergic to a different peanut protein and so do not reactive to other lentils and legumes (although a scratch test will sometimes show a false positive).
So...the good news is you probably don't have a problem, but it's good to go cautiously if you're concerned. Vanilla is not really a "bean" - it's the fruit of an orchid. Soybean oil does not contain the protein and so is not likely to cause a problem even if you have an allergy (my son eats it all the time). Same with soy lecithin - commercially processed, no protein, little risk. Some on this board disagree, however, so shop around for your advice - I can only tell you our experience living with this!
For my son, he was violently allergic to lentils. One of the first allergies we discovered was to an Earth's Best baby food that contained lentils. It was one of the scariest reactions he's ever had. Stupid Mom here didn't know that a split pea was the same as a lentil, so that was the next reaction he had. His soy reactions have been severe and biphasic. He used to eat beans and peas but has grown intolerant to them all. However, he can tolerate carob without a problem.
Beans and peas are a really good source of nutrition so I wouldn't avoid them if you don't have evidence of an allergy - it's unlikely your daughter will have a problem. Perhaps ask your allergist about a challenge test in the office? We've done about 50 of these over the years.

Posted on: Fri, 10/27/2006 - 1:53am
smudgesgarden's picture
Joined: 02/26/2006 - 09:00

sorry if my first post sounded snotty... i realy didnt want it to come out sounding that way.
when i first got the diagnoses of peanut allergy for my son, i went into a tail spin!
i put up signs on my front door, asked everyone who came near him to wash there hands, edu. every one i knew how to use an eppi pen... ect. i left a play ground once because i overheard a mother say her child had a pbj for lunch earlier!!!
i was scared to death!!
i remember my husband saying to me "honey the world is not comming after john with peanuts, you need to calm down!" man did i get mad at him for that one!
but after a while i relaxed a bit and now its just part of life.
so once again, i appoligize for my last post sounding snotty.


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