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I found this site tonight and have been learning a lot from your posts. Just last night my toddler had a slight reaction to something. Now I am wondering if he ate something that was processed with peanuts and just not labeled that way.

I am a single mother of three. My youngest has severe allergies to peanut and egg. He also has asthma and sickle cell disease. His allergies were discovered because of intense eczema when he was only 5 months old. He came to me from a hospital when he was 7 months old. (I am fostering him with the hope of adopting.) Initially, we thought his allergies were minor, but he had reactions when smelling peanut butter sandwiches, entering a Chinese restaraunt, and eating in a pancake house. The doctor retested him to see if he could get the MMR vaccine about a month ago and found that his egg allergy is particularly intense. We are waiting on the vaccine until he is at least 2 years old. He is also allergic to Nystatin and Rocephin. He can get Rocephin if he has IV Benedryl first, which is a good thing because he has sickle cell disease, so each time he gets a fever he has to go to the hospital for IV Rocephin for 3-4 days.

I look forward to learning more as I read through the posts. Thanks for sharing your wisdom and experiences.

On Apr 16, 2005

Hi and welcome. I'm glad you found us. My son is 20 and off to college. He was diagnosed with allergies to peanut, milk, soy, oats, fish, tree nuts and tomato at age 5. Peanut is his only anaphylactic allergy so far.

It has been a long ride for us but he's done well.

Keep reading and ask any questions, we are all in various stages of experience and learn from each other.


On Apr 17, 2005

Welcome, mamatomany. I take my hat off to you... A single mom to 3 including fostering a little one with PA, EA AND sickle cell disease. What a woman! The world needs more like you. Hope you are able to adopt your youngest.

I think the majority of members are mothers of small PA kids. I have adult-onset PA, so can't offer any advice as far as PA kids go...but this web site is a great resource for info, advice & enouragement. Don't know what I would do without it.

Best wishes... Adele

On Apr 20, 2005

Welcome to the boards....

You will find this site full of useful information.


On Apr 20, 2005

mama, God bless you for being a foster parent. Especially to children who have medical needs. Those children are very lucky to have you.

I don't know if you have checked out but they have a lot of information on food allergies as well. The egg allergy in my opinion will be harder to avoid than the peanut. There may be a chance of him at least outgrowing the egg since he is so young, my son did luckily.

In the meantime keep reading labels and reading the boards. Take care.


On Apr 27, 2005

God bless ya, Mama! [img][/img] My son is 3 and is allergic to nuts, milk, gluten and EAs. He also has severe asthma.

Welcome to the boards!