Posted on: Tue, 05/15/2007 - 11:52pm
pinkysmom's picture
Joined: 05/11/2007 - 09:00

How many children grow out of PA/TNA? In researching i found that some studies show that since children are being diagnosed so young, 3 and under, that they are just much more sensitive. As they grow, the allergy disappears. Any truth?

Posted on: Wed, 05/16/2007 - 12:38am
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Joined: 05/28/2003 - 09:00

What do you want to hear? Statistics? Reports?
Meaningless IMO [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Some kids outgrow. Some don't. What's YOUR child going to do? Dunno.
Accept it as life long, and if it isn't, consider it a blessing [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
JMHO, and YMMV, of course...

Posted on: Wed, 05/16/2007 - 12:42am
pinkysmom's picture
Joined: 05/11/2007 - 09:00

Well ok then. Not looking for any fiction or for you to say "your child will outgrow". Just curious what people here think of this and if their child or any child they know have outgrown

Posted on: Wed, 05/16/2007 - 12:52am
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Joined: 05/28/2003 - 09:00

Some kids have outgrown, sure. We all know someone that has, for the most part.
But if they HAVE outgrown, you're not gonna be talking to them HERE, since they no longer visit us, if they've outgrown.
There no magic age, though. No cure. No reason 'why' they outgrow.
Just because.
I'm not being flip. But there no real answers.
[b]* Beyond Obsessed * [/b]

Posted on: Wed, 05/16/2007 - 12:59am
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My son was diagnosed at age 1. He is almost 14. He is still allergic. Most everyone still here is still allergic. However, some past members have posted about their children outgrowing and passing the food challenge. Most probably move on and no longer post here.
You may want to do a search to locate some. If I have more time later, I may try to find some of these posts. I have only been a member about two years and I remember several posts about children outgrowing and numerous "woo hoos" from us that are still here.
I too had high hopes my son would outgrow. When it did not happen, I think I mourned more than when first diagnosed. Probably because I understood it more.
But really, it's no longer a big deal. It just is. You learn to handle it and it's just part of who he is. Just like he has beautiful blue eyes and a passion for music.
Hang in there. If your child outgrows it- hurray!! If not, this sun still comes up in the morning!!
Have a blessed day,

Posted on: Wed, 05/16/2007 - 1:15am
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Joined: 12/10/2002 - 09:00

Hi, our DS was PA and TNA, but had outgrown TNA as of last allergist visit 1 1/2 years ago. Unfortunately he is still PA and they will re-test, but have told us with his numbers and reaction history that he will most likely never outgrow PA.

Posted on: Wed, 05/16/2007 - 1:36am
Lori Jo's picture
Joined: 09/17/2003 - 09:00

Someone better with finding studies help me out here. Aren't the numbers around 17% will out grow PA, but has been estimated to be as high as 40% if there have been no reactions/sensitizations after diagnosis?
I think there was also discussion on how reliable that 40% was.
So, the majority do not outgrow PA.
Lori Jo,
Rose, 7-31-02, PA
Noah, 7-29-05
Beatrice & Georgia, 8-14-99

Posted on: Wed, 05/16/2007 - 1:53am
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Joined: 05/11/2007 - 09:00

Thanks to you all. I was just curious. Just was diagnosed this week and still going through all research. This research was a highlight in a lot of "yucky" info.
Although they do seem to be doing a lot of studies to come up with a vaccine or something. I will look into how I can become more involved with this effort.
we are doing pretty good with the news so far.

Posted on: Wed, 05/16/2007 - 1:58am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

My 8 yr old DD was never diagnosed by an allergist, but we knew she was allergic to eggs because of reactions. Hives and bright red eyes ... resolved with benadryl. We were looking at her 1st b-day party pictures and shes was covered in hives from the cake. Just gave benadryl and didn't give it another thought.
Everytime she ate pb she would get a rash all over her face. I would just give her benadryl. The allergist has said she was probably allergic but very mildly. I tried pb 3 different times at 13mos old, but waited a week in between each time. That is what the dr told me to do. Everytime she got the rash that would go away by the end of the day with benadryl. At age 3 I started giving it to her and no problems. So we believe she was allergic but did outgrow early if she was allergic. Hopefully, there will be a treatment to avoid anaphylaxis soon and won't that be a great day. My DS was different-he had hives from head to toe 2 hours after he ate 2 homemade pb cookies and he was still screaming for me. We are still hopeful that he will outgrow, but his cap rast went from 1 to 19. So we are prepared to live with this allergy but hopeful he will outgrow!

Posted on: Wed, 05/16/2007 - 2:46am
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Joined: 01/18/2004 - 09:00

I have no reasearch to back it up, but I remember hearing that if a child does not have asthma he/she is more likely to outgrow as well. It caught my attention because ds is severely asthmatic.

Posted on: Wed, 05/16/2007 - 3:13am
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Joined: 05/11/2007 - 09:00

Asthma....never thought about that. When does that appear? Do a lot of kids with PA have asthma?
Clearly have a lot more to learn

Posted on: Wed, 05/16/2007 - 5:49am
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Joined: 06/21/2003 - 09:00

[This message has been edited by NicoleinNH (edited June 10, 2007).]

Posted on: Wed, 05/16/2007 - 5:53am
pinkysmom's picture
Joined: 05/11/2007 - 09:00

So....here is another concern, do most kids with PA develop asthma?

Posted on: Wed, 05/16/2007 - 6:07am
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Joined: 02/20/2006 - 09:00

From what I've read from various sources is that about 20% outgrow, and you are more likely to outgrow if you've never had anaphalaxis, excema or asthma. I don't I saw anything determining if the anaphalaxic reaction causes it to stick around or if (my personal theory) you have had anaphalaxis you're just more sensitive/severely allergic.
But I'm no expert by far and I don't have the links to that info.
And as far as the question about developing asthma if you have a peanut allergy - I think that if you're prone to asthma then you're prone to allergies - not that one LEADS to another but you're just genetically predisposed to them generally. But again, I'm certainly no expert.

Posted on: Wed, 05/16/2007 - 6:38am
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Joined: 02/22/2006 - 09:00

I was told that the higher the CAP RAST is, the less likely they are to outgrow. This stuck in my head after I was told my son (18 months old at the time) had upwards to a 40% chance of outgrowing if the CAP RAST was under 5. When his results came back at 42, our allergist told us that he'd expect his allergy to be lifelong, but "miracles happen". So, like Jason said, we have accepted this as a lifelong allergy and if it proves us otherwise, we'll be VERY happy!
I also understand that allergies, asthma and eczema tend to all occur together... not that one makes the other more likely to occur, but that they tend to walk hand in hand.

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