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Posted on: Sat, 03/01/2003 - 5:27am
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Hi! I am Jennifer and I am a SAHM of 4 kids ages 13, 10, 4(until next week) and 21 months. The oldest and youngest are boys and the middle 2 are girls.

We just had a potential (likely) nut allergy reaction in the baby on Thursday I think it was. He had never had peanut products before and he wanted a snack. I gave him some of the store bought peanutbutter sandwich crackers and 2 hours later he had 3" long red welts on his thighs, shoulders, and chest with huge white blisters in the middle. I couldn't figure it out until I found his cracker crumbs hidden in the front room and it hit me...peanut butter!!!!!!!

I got ahold of our pediatrician and she said to keep him on benadryl for 48 hours and keep him doing aveeno baths a couple of times a day. THANK GOD he is fine now but I can't imagine what would have happened if I had let him eat more than 2 of those little things!

Hope to get very educated at this site!

Oh, he also has a severe red dye allergy. That's been difficult enough to remove from his diet!

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