New here...Is this a normal \"first\" reaction?

Posted on: Mon, 08/22/2005 - 4:45am
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Hello! This is my first post.
I have a 14 month old son named Alexander. Here and there we have given him things with "small doses" of peanut products in it. For example: I've given him a few Ritz Bitz or a few tastes of my B&J Chubby Hubby. I never really noticed anything overt. Then again I wasn't looking for it.

The other day I decided to give him his first PB sandwich. I went to get him out of his high chair and the poor kid had little hives everywhere he had touched himself with his PB covered hands! He didn't have the hives anywhere that the PB hadn't touched him.

We had no Benadryl in the house so my hubby had to run to the store. He was fine after I gave it to him.

I was surprised that because he ingested more than a tablespoon of PB that he didn't have a more systemic reaction. Why didn't he get hives all over and only where it touched him? Why didn't he get vomiting and diarrhea?

Is this all maybe a good indication that his allergy will only be a mild one?

Is this how your children's reactions started and then they got progressively worse?

We are really surprised because we don't have any food allergies (only hayfever). He has never been sick, had eczema, or allergies to any other foods that might have prepared us (he's eaten eggs, milk and shellfish fine).

I went ahead and made an appointment with an allergist for this week. They said they'll do blood tests because he is so young. Maybe the hives were a coincidence and were caused by something else (denial kicking in).

Thank-you,

Leslie

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