Newly diagnosed 14-mo-old

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We came back from the allergist today for some skin tests and my little guy is positive for peanuts. Last month I had given him a few bites of pancakes with peanut butter and he broke into hives. He's had peanut contaminated foods before (like Thai food) but this was the first time he had straight peanut butter.

We've been carrying around an EpiPen for a while now (Rx by the pediatrician, just in case), but it's a bit more disheartening to see the angry welt form on his back where they did the skin test. Come to think of it, it's rather ironic how not too long ago I was doing a little research on PA for a nut-free party, and now David is PA.

At any rate, we'll take it one day at a time... and now I must go through my pantry for a little label reading.

On Mar 8, 2005

Hello and welcome. Sorry to hear that your son is PA but you've found a great site. There's a lot of information and support here if you need it. My son was 14mo old too when he was diagnosed, I feel for ya! Take care.

On Mar 10, 2005

My son was 22 months when he had a touch of peanutbutter and we ended up in ER. Welcome to the "club". This is a wonderful website and has given me a wealth of information. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought my child would be PA. You would be amazed at how quickly you will become an expert. Good luck to you and your son.

On Mar 29, 2005

Hi. Earlier tonight you replied to my message and I just came across your message here. I can't believe how simular your experience was to mine. I'm sorry to hear about your son. How are you coping? It's all very overwhelming isn't it? Somtimes I forget all about it and everything is normal then we go somewhere and I'm a reck. I'm hopeing to learn from all the advise I recieve from the people that have been dealing with it for some time now. I'm finding out safe food can become contaminated in ways I never would of thought. So all you pros out there help us out.