newly diagnosed p.a.


To everyone who replied to my post on 3/10/05 regarding "how to tell if it's a peanut allergy", I thank you. I took my son to the allergist this week and within seconds of his skin being pricked, he had a welt the size of a half dollar on his back. Sure enough he has a peanut allergy so anyone with information, books to read, etc. so that I can learn more would be wonderful. I have a daughter with a milk allergy but the allergist says it's very different and can be alot worse. Again any information would be appreciated. Thanks, Patricia

On Mar 17, 2005

Hi Patricia, I would recommend "The Peanut Allergy Answer Book" for starters. Also, check out my website, [url=""][/url] -- I have info on peanut allergy plus other resources in the links section. Jessica [url=""][/url]

On Mar 17, 2005

Trish, I'm sorry to hear his allergy is official but I'm really glad you went to the allergist. Your mother's intuition was right on. Look all over these boards, there's a ton of information. It's overwhelming at first but you do get "the hang of it" after awhile. The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network has a wealth of information on food allergies, including milk, such as literature, videos, etc. I think their website is There's also links on this website that would be useful.

Most important in my book is to read every label and learn to recognize the symptoms of an allergic reaction.

In my own opinion, I would give his pediatrician a piece of my mind regarding his dismissing such a life threatening allergy. Good luck and feel free to post any questions you may have.

Take care,


ps, did you get a prescription for an epi pen jr?

On Mar 17, 2005

Thank you. I've become quite familiar with the FAAN website because of my daughter's milk allergy. Now I just have to familiarize myself with as much knowledge as possible on peanut allergies. I'm finding this board to be extemely information and the support from other parents is wonderful. In response to renny, yes I do have an epipen jr...for both children now. Jessica I will definitely check out your website. Thank you again.

On Mar 17, 2005

my last post should say extremely informative not information thanks again

On Mar 17, 2005

Welcome Trish. Sorry to hear that you have a child with PA, but you have come to the right place! When my ds was diagnosed, I read these boards non-stop. There is a great deal of information and I thought I couldn't get it fast enough. Then I became overwhelmed and had to take a break [img][/img]

One thing I also found very helpful was the fact that so many others had children with other food allergies. My son is allergic to wheat and dairy as well.

So once again, welcome.