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Help I am newly diagnosed with PA and I still having hives 10 days after exposure, my doctor was no help in telling me what to avoid-I can't get tested until new insurance kicks in after Mar 1, Does Bisquick have allergens in it? I am itching like crazy since I ate a bisquit made with it. Any lists you can direct me to on products to avoid and ingredients to stay away from would be appreciated. You can e-mail me directly at [email]pigfan5@yahoo.com[/email] or on the post. Thanks Barb

On Feb 7, 2001

Are you taking Benadryl?

On Feb 7, 2001

Yes, at night but not during the day as it makes me too sleepy, my doc said to try Claritin, but it either has not kicked in yet or isn't going to work. I work with children and can't be sleepy at work. how long will this reaction last? How can I tell if it is a new reaction to something I didn't know I wasn't supposed to eat? desperately searching for answers. Barb

On Feb 7, 2001

barbsch, are you only PA or are there any other food allergens involved? One good place to check out, that tells you about the different manufacturers in both the U.S. and Canada and provides links to their websites is [url="http://www.nuconnexions.com"]www.nuconnexions.com[/url]

To start off with, obviously, you don't eat ANYTHING with peanuts in it. Then, you have to make the decision if you are willing to eat "may contain" and "made in a facility" products. Then, there is the whole issue of "cross-contamination".

I don't have any Bisquick and do not use it so I can't check the label. I don't even know who it's made by. But, if on the label it does not say anything about containing peanut products or has a warning about "may contain" or "made in a facility" this may be a cross-contamination issue.

From my own experience with my PA son, it is very difficult to decide what your comfort zone is as far as cross-contamination.

I would actually suggest that you post a new topic, under Main Discussion, that asks something like If You're Afraid of Cross-Contamination what products do you avoid? You will find that a lot of PA people/parents don't eat chocolate, bakery goods, etc. It is really something you have to figure out for yourself, but you are also in the right place because there are SO many people here who will care about what's happening to you and will be able to help you figure this out.

I hope I've been of some help. Welcome and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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On Feb 8, 2001

Bisquick is made by General Mills - from everything I've read, and from my experience in talking to them - you can trust their labels...they'll put a warning on there even if there's a chance for cross-contamination. I've never seen a box of Bisquick with a peanut warning on it, so I feel very comfortable in using it for foods I feed my daughter (which I do quite often).

Jackie

On Feb 8, 2001

Did you use jelly that might have been used by other people that could have cross contaminated it by using the same knife? This happened to my brothers son once who is PA. We use bisquik all the time.

On Feb 8, 2001

Jackie, I've always found General Mills great to deal with. I had to call re one of their cereals once (Multi-Grain Cheerios) and the information they provided over the phone was great.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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On Feb 8, 2001

Hey there! Thanks all for the responses, I did get to read the label for the Bisquick and it doesn't say anything about peanuts, had forgotten about the possibility of cross contamination and there was jam baked on it it's called a "jammer" here in CA. I had made them at school with the kids and it is definitely possible that it had gotten peanut butter in it as we do us peanut products at school, and as the Director since it is not a child in the Program with an allergy I am not willing to impose a peanut/peanut butter free restriction on the center but will label a jam jar for my use only and enforce strict hand washing rules for when peanut products are consumed on premises. Thank God, my staff is very concerned about me and will help and wash things very carefully if they have used peanut products anywhere in the facility. and will also try to serve them mainly when I am not there. As I don't know yet how sensetive I am, if touch will set me off or only consumption. Thanks again for your help.

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