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Posted on: Thu, 11/10/2005 - 6:06am
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Hi, I just learned yesterday that my 17 month old son is allergic to both peanuts and eggs. The egg thing is weird because he has eaten eggs and things containing eggs numerous times and never had a problem. We only suspected a problem when he got hives in reaction to contact with raw egg white (accidental). They tested for peanuts "just in case" and he really reacted to that one. I'm so worried. He got horrible, horrible hives one day and the doctor suspects he somehow got something with peanuts, but I don't know how. I have never given him peanut products but I've eaten peanut butter around him numerous times and he's never had a problem. He has also had items that have that warning that it was produced in a factory that processes nuts and never had a problem... Anyway, the skin test show both a peanut and egg allergy so that's what we're dealing with. The doc suggests not giving him anything containing egg, even though he's eaten them before without a problem. He is hopeful that he will outgrow the egg allergy but did not seem hopeful about the peanut one. I worry so much as it is and now I have one more very real thing to worry about and I'm hoping to educate myself and learn from others who have been there before so I can make things as normal as possible for all of us. ~Shannon

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