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Hi My son had his first reaction with pb a few weeks ago (Hives)went to ped then to allergist. The allergist didn't test him though and now i'm beginning to wonder why not. He just said oh it seems exactly like a pa and to stay away from pn and tree nuts. Well eaiser said than done. Two more hive like reactions later 1 from bird seed I think the other from a kiss from dad who had salad dressing. Any idea if I should have him tested or go to new allergist? Is it because of his age?(17 mths)Anyone else have reaction from kisses? Thank you for any advice

On Nov 8, 2006

I would see an allergist. My son was tested at 2 years old. My son also reacted from kisses. Your child may be contact allergic also.

On Nov 8, 2006

salad dressing or salads may have nuts or seeds in them. The only way to find out is to see a professional. My son is severely allergic to peanuts/tree nuts and (seeds) sesame/popply/sunflower, etc. There are peanut crumbs in birdseed.

On Nov 8, 2006

If your son reacted to a kiss, you may be dealing with a very serious nut reaction. You should have an Epi-pen. I don't want to scare you, but having an Epi-pen will keep your child safer.

Find a new allergist immediately that understands the seriousness. If you have the ability find a pediatric allergist.

Good luck!

------------------ Mommy to Aiden (1/26/05) PA,wheat,barley,soy,egg and others yet to be discovered and Connor (7/21/06) with possible egg allergy

On Nov 8, 2006

Thank you for all your responces We have several epipens and carry them everywhere also benydryl. Which Ive used a couple of times now. I have a new app with different allergist tomarrow and plan on asking for a test. I'm really really scared i can't stop thinking about pn and tn. All night and day Im in fear for his saftey and am freaking out. Any advice on how to calm down???? If it is a contact or airborne allergy how in the world do you prevent exposure? I've used beny. and its helped but when do u know to use the epipen? Is it when you see signs of breathing difficulties? Hes so small and the worlds so big. Thank you for listening dana

On Nov 8, 2006

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Originally posted by jakesmama: [b]...I'm in fear for his saftey and am freaking out. Any advice on how to calm down???? If it is a contact or airborne allergy how in the world do you prevent exposure? I've used beny. and its helped but when do u know to use the epipen? Is it when you see signs of breathing difficulties? Hes so small and the worlds so big. Thank you for listening dana[/b]

Welcome,

How to calm down? [i]Come up with a plan.[/i] When you see the new Allergist, ask for an allergy action plan (what to do and when). Until then, see the "Anaphylaxis Symptoms and Grading Chart". It is a Pediatric Chart that specifies when to use the Epi. Yes, most people use Benadryl for minor hives (without other symptoms).

The article Adele posted recently from Dr Sampson contains that chart also, and mentions treatment protocols. Very good article.

The good news is that when they are so young, you are in control of everything they eat. Of course, you have to watch out with their hands-in-mouths when out in public, but you do have lots of control at this age of where you go and when.

Honestly, until you have found your comfort zone you are going to be more stressed than usual. You second-guess everything. [i]I mean, how many other medical conditions have to worry about birdseed, for Heaven's sake? Uggh...[/i]

Good luck and keep reading, Daisy

On Nov 8, 2006

So you want to know how to be informed without driving yourself insane?

Time.

You will read a lot of wonderful information on this site and others. Read, step away and come up with a plan that you feel is comfortable for you and your son. Be willing to change that plan as things change. Be concerned, but don't make yourself sick over it! (Coming from someone who is slowly learning to do that myself).

You will deal with more people than not that think you are just insane when it comes to your child's safety. Don't let them discourage you or back down from what you know is right. Be prepared to fight for your son's rights. Remember though - you will win more with sugar than with vinegar. Arm yourself with facts from this site, FAAN and others, as well as with your son's history and convey them compassionately. You won't win over everyone, but many will see your point of view (although begrudgingly).

When it seems like too much to handle - remember we are here to talk with and bounce ideas off of! We don't always agree, except when it comes to keeping our kids safe!

------------------ Mommy to Aiden (1/26/05) PA,wheat,barley,soy,egg and others yet to be discovered and Connor (7/21/06) with possible egg allergy

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