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Posted on: Sat, 04/16/2005 - 2:04pm
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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.

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