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Posted on: Wed, 06/25/2008 - 6:19am
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Hi there! We just got our PA results a couple weeks ago. At first, the news almost crippled me. I was in a constant depressed state and couldn't stop crying, but I'm coping much better now.

I have two kids - ds is 4 yo with no allergies, dd is 20 months and after having a minor skin reaction to pb at 15 months, we decided to keep her away from nuts until we had her tested. A couple weeks ago we took her to an allergist to have her tested for her eczema, and she for sure was allergic to peanuts. Luckily though, she was not allergic to ANYTHING else - environmental or food. On a side note, even though she did not prove allergic to gluten or dairy, we have eliminated those foods from her diet for just over 4 weeks now and her eczema (which was terribly severe to the point of bleeding and oozing) is completely gone!

I've learned a lot about nutrition through my own research and have taken many steps to help my daughter's body heal itself. I know she may never outgrow the PA, but I feel like I've taken a tremendous step forward in reversing her eczema by eliminating the internal inflammation. It feels good and we're just praying we're going to be one of the 20% who outgrows it!

Anyhow, that's my story and I'm glad to be hear and hope to learn a lot from you all!

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