PA Child/Adult - Male or Female?

Posted on: Tue, 01/09/2001 - 1:42pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

I believe it was Heather that actually raised this question in another thread and I thought it was a good question. Is there a co-relation between PA and whether you're
male or female? Probably not, but might make for good discussion anyway, who knows?

My SON is PA.

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Posted on: Tue, 01/09/2001 - 3:17pm
rebekahc's picture
Joined: 12/02/1999 - 09:00

In our family, we're 2 females to 1 male. I will say that, growing up, all the other PA's I ever met or heard of were boys.
Oh, if you count my deceased grandfather it takes us to 2 and 2.

Posted on: Tue, 01/09/2001 - 8:05pm
Claire's picture
Joined: 04/19/2000 - 09:00

IN my whole family the only food allergies are christopher and my brother. The girls have other kinds of them. Like bees,and cats Best wishes claire

Posted on: Wed, 01/10/2001 - 1:55am
California Mom's picture
Joined: 07/14/2000 - 09:00

My daughter is the PA one. (Actually, we don't know about my son yet, since he is only 7 months old.) I read in Lisa Cipriano Collins's book, "caring for your Child with Severe Food Allergies" (incredible book, by the way, I highly recommend it) that PA is more common among boys. I had never come across that information before or since.

Posted on: Wed, 01/10/2001 - 3:54am
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Anonymous (not verified)

California Mom, excellent! The author of that book had to get that statistic from somewhere. I wonder where. You can't simply publish something like that without basis (well you can, but not in a reputable book).
Hmm. I wonder where it came from. Let's see what happens in this thread.
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Wed, 01/10/2001 - 3:59am
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Anonymous (not verified)

Our son is peanut allergic. BUT, my husband's sister who is 28 and has eaten peanuts all of her life and never had food allergies, ate a Reese's cup last year and had an anaphylactic reaction. She immediately made an appointment with an allergist and was tested for peanut allergy and of course tested positive. She said this is the hardest part because she loves PB and had to give it up. Scary to know you can develop allergies at ANY age!
Stay Safe.

Posted on: Wed, 01/10/2001 - 9:35am
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Joined: 09/17/2000 - 09:00

Well, our son is the PA, here. We've never tested our daughter either, but she was eating pb+j at 9mo with no probs. In fact, her sandwhiches are how we discovered Matt was allergic.

Posted on: Wed, 01/10/2001 - 11:30am
AmyR's picture
Joined: 09/26/2000 - 09:00

I am interested in this topic. I have also been wondering if more boys or girls are PA. My son is PA. My daughter is not. My cousins two boys are also PA as well as the boy across the street. There are two girls in my daughters class that are PA though (and one boy).
[This message has been edited by AmyR (edited January 10, 2001).]

Posted on: Wed, 01/10/2001 - 12:03pm
CarolynM's picture
Joined: 03/27/2001 - 09:00

Both of my children are PA and are girls. Of the 4 PA people in this area that I know, all are male. I just took a quick look at a roster of a food allergy support group that I have not yet attended, and of the PA kids, 9 are girls and 12 are boys. Just some unscientific info.!

Posted on: Wed, 01/10/2001 - 12:53pm
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

The females outnumber the males in my personal experience:
2 female friends - 1 PA/TNA and 1 just TNA
Cayley - just PA
1 female student at my son's school(I don't know the sex of the other 3 or 4 PAs who attend)
1 female acquaintance - PA/TNA plus multiple food allergies
1 male acquaintance - PA, atopic, bee stings
That's 5 female to 1 male.
Apparently boys are more succeptible to illness than girls, in general. A slightly higher birthrate of males (51%) to females (49%) is offset by a higher male infant mortality rate. I wonder if this carries over into the male succeptibility to allergies area?

Posted on: Fri, 01/12/2001 - 9:49am
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Anonymous (not verified)

My son is PA. He has a few friends who are PA too - 2 girls, 3 boys.


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