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wow, this is so frustrating. we were admitted to children's hospital with a severe anaphylaxis reaction this week. After finding this site I realize I have much to learn. Where should I start? I have been reading labels, but now I'm afraid that is not enough.Any suggestions would be very helpful...I know there are many parents out there who live with this every day. Right now I'm afraid to even feed my little boy. Thank You

On Jul 30, 2001

Hello Kathy,

Just wanted to let you know you are not alone. My son had a severe reaction to peanuts when he was 13 months old and I had a hard time deciding what was safe to give him afterwards, I was scared to death that something I was going to give him would spark the same reaction. It has been 6 months now and we are beginning to feel a little better, after finding this site and seeing an allergist a lot of our questions were answered. If I have any hesitation about a product I call the manufacturer and ask them if there is any chance of cross contamination, we make a lot of things from scratch and at this point we don't take our son out to eat with us. He's a bit unruly at this age any way and he puts his hands in his mouth all of the time so I won't take the risk of something getting to him. We always carry our Epipen and Benadryl where ever we go and have shown all of the close family members how to use it. (It is extremely rare that I leave him though) If you need to talk or vent frustrations please feel free to e-mail me or post here on the board-everyone is very helpful.

Take care, Wendy

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Originally posted by Kathy in Pittsburgh: [b]wow, this is so frustrating. we were admitted to children's hospital with a severe anaphylaxis reaction this week. After finding this site I realize I have much to learn. Where should I start? I have been reading labels, but now I'm afraid that is not enough.Any suggestions would be very helpful...I know there are many parents out there who live with this every day. Right now I'm afraid to even feed my little boy. Thank You[/b]

On Jul 31, 2001

Hi Kathy! We just had our first exposure to this 2 weeks ago! How frustrating and scary. Luckily my 2 1/2 year old is a little easier to feed now. If something doesn't taste right to her she spits it out and says she doesn't like it. Thank goodness. Now I think back and wonder was this a sign???? She has done it for over a year now. For our whole story see first post - katie's mom 7/31/01. You can email me if you want or I'll just see you on the boards! At least we have this website to turn to for advice/comfort!

Good luck!

On Aug 16, 2001

Hi Kathy in Pittsburgh, Welcome! Please read my post under my screen name. Click on this link.

[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum17/HTML/000255.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum17/HTML/000255.html[/url]

Stay Safe, Rhonda

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