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Posted on: Thu, 08/03/2006 - 12:27pm
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Hi everyone,
My cousin told me about this website. Her son has a peanut/tree nut allergy. I am very new to this all. My daughter is only 22 months old and has recently been diagnosed with a peanut and sesame seed allergy. My mother-in-law gave her only 3 Reese Pieces at the movies. My daughter reacted slowly. She had already had cold-like symptoms before the exposer (raspy voice), but after eating the 3 Reese Pieces, her eye turned red and her nose started to run. She only had 3 hives (one on her belly and one on her head). The ER doctor told me to have her tested just in case b/c it was hard to tell if she was allergic or not b/c she had a cold. Well, my ped. did blood work and the moment I got hte call, I broke down. The doctor said she is "highly allergic" to peanut but not tree nuts. What exactly does "highly allergic" mean? She has had M & Ms before b/c it didn't even cross my mind that they might be contaminated with PB. How could she be "highly allergic" if she ate M & M's and was fine?
I am a very nervous person to begin with and this is just making me crazy. Is there a level the doc. can test that tells him what "highly allergic" is?

My daughter has always been around PB. I used to eat it in front of her and then kiss her all the time. It never seemed to bother her. I just knew when I saw her after her Reese Pieces exposure that something was just not right. My mommy gut was telling me so.

Thanks for the support of this site!

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