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Posted on: Fri, 11/09/2007 - 2:44am
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Hi. If you have any questions just jump right in and start asking. The newly diagnosed can get overwhelmed so try not to forget that you can live safely with pa.
The people here all know what its like to have to learn everything from changes in eating habits, dealing with schools and reading, reading, reading labels. My dd has been pa for almost nine years with only her initial reaction so it can be done safely. There are many others with similiar histories. Good luck.

Posted on: Fri, 11/09/2007 - 4:20am
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WELCOME! I'm new too and have been learning SO much just going through the old posts. It is so nice to have a place with people that have the same concerns. My son is only 10 months old and I was wondering about the peas and green beans too. They didn't test him for those and he won't get another skin test done until May, but when I try to feed him peas or greenbean baby food he starts rubbing his eyes and ears and crying. I just assumed he didn't like them, but now I wonder if he might be allergic to them as well. Hmmmm......

Posted on: Fri, 11/09/2007 - 9:01am
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Originally Posted By: MommyOfTwo My son is only 10 months old and I was wondering about the peas and green beans too. They didn't test him for those and he won't get another skin test done until May, but when I try to feed him peas or greenbean baby food he starts rubbing his eyes and ears and crying. I just assumed he didn't like them, but now I wonder if he might be allergic to them as well. Hmmmm......
Based on what you have observed, I would stop feeding him those until you can find out if he is allergic. Peas are closer to peanuts than even tree nuts, *many* PA people are also allergic to peas and beans/legume family. As a baby, my ds used to eat peas and green beans regularly without any problems. After his first exposure to pb and subsequent reaction, he threw up whenever he ate either one; a few months later, I tried peas again and he broke out immediately in hives. The allergist later told me that exposure to one allergen (in this case, peanuts) can trigger other allergies, which is why he was able to eat these before but was now allergic.

Posted on: Mon, 11/19/2007 - 3:47am
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Originally Posted By: mcmom
Based on what you have observed, I would stop feeding him those until you can find out if he is allergic. Peas are closer to peanuts than even tree nuts, *many* PA people are also allergic to peas and beans/legume family. As a baby, my ds used to eat peas and green beans regularly without any problems. After his first exposure to pb and subsequent reaction, he threw up whenever he ate either one; a few months later, I tried peas again and he broke out immediately in hives. The allergist later told me that exposure to one allergen (in this case, peanuts) can trigger other allergies, which is why he was able to eat these before but was now allergic.
Thanks so much for the info! I have decided to quite giving him peas and beans and even stopped baby food that was a meat and vegies and just went to straight meats. When he gets his next SPT done next May I'm going to ask to have him tested for peas and green beans too.

Posted on: Sun, 10/28/2007 - 7:51am
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Hi Latina, welcome to the board. My dd had an egg allergy until she was two and then she outgrew. Hope you find everything you need, if not ask away.

Posted on: Sat, 11/03/2007 - 2:30am
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welcome.. my sone had an egg white and milk allergy... he out grew those.. now Just a peanut allergy.
welcome

Posted on: Thu, 10/25/2007 - 10:59am
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Welcome Kelly. I am an Aussie who has had PA all my life (44yrs) and now I have a daughter (14) who also has PA and Egg allergy. It can be overwhelming to have so many allergies but you will get through it.

Posted on: Sat, 11/03/2007 - 2:33am
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Hi there..
I am sorry about all the diet restrictions.. that is difficult. Have you visted a web site for a store "my low carb life? " I think the web page is [url="http://www.mylowcarblife.com"]http://www.mylowcarblife.com[/url]
They make food specifcally for these issues... the stroe is right near my house but I do believe they ship all over the country.. check it out!
Therese

Posted on: Sat, 04/02/2011 - 8:57am
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Hello. I am also new to this site. Not only do I suffer from food allergies, but both of my young daughters do as well. I can both empathize and sympathize with you. The biggest issue I find is making sure that both of my daughters keep their Epipen Jr. with them. Can anyone help me with ideas an how to make sure they always have them on them?

Posted on: Sat, 04/02/2011 - 1:08pm
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Hello I Am Annie and welcome to the site. I guess that getting your kids to carry there eppipens depends on now old they are. In most cases the school will keep them either in the classroom or in a centralized location such as the nurses office. You can not expect a very young child to carry there meds with them all the time. Kids loose things all the time and eppi is no exception. Think of it like this. Are they old enough to carry a purse or a cell phone? If yes, then they should be ok for them to carry there own eppi. If not, then let the school handle it. You also have to consider the rules the school may have in place regarding drugs on campus. Hell, I read a story about a girl that was suspended for taking a midol to school. They school cited a zero tolerance policy. I hate to say this but they would most likely regard the eppipen as a drug and suspend your kid ifnshe has the guile to bring a life saving drug to school. Please, check with the school and wate until the kids are old enough to not loose there purse or cell phine before letting her carry her own eppipen 24/7 . Just my two cents.

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