New to site, 2 year old has PA

Posted on: Tue, 07/17/2001 - 6:16am
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Joined: 07/17/2001 - 09:00

I am a mother of a 2 year son who has a PA. My son had his first reaction just after his 1st birthday. It was so severe I had to take him by ambulance to the Hospital. I don't even know if it took no more than 30 seconds for my son to break out. The doctor told me that since his reaction was so bad the first time and being so yound, it would be far worst the next time. Thank god, there has not been a second time yet. Knowing my son has to live with this for the rest of his life, scares me. Will I ever be able to let him out of my site?

My son also has an egg allergy as well, which have the same results, except he would have to consume alot of egg.

I'm starting to find it really difficult because when he sees other kids eating things that he can't have he doesn't understand why. The foods are usally egg products as I don't allow family and friends to eat peanut or peanut related foods around him.

We have been to a allergy specialist and they say the chances of him outgrowing the peanut allergy is next to nil. What is kind of ironic is that when I was pregnant with him, this sounds kind of gross, I craved peanut butter and fried eggs sandwiches, and what do you know, he's allergic to both. The specialist says there is no relationship but I have to wonder.

I just found this site today and I have read some good advice from parents. It is nice to know that I'm not alone. Sometimes I feel like I'm a freak because I'm always so parinoid and I tend to not trust other peoples judgement when they tell me things are peanut free. I always make sure I read the label too, because I found even with my parents and parents-in-law they seem to miss things.

Does the fear ever go away?

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