Passed an in office oral peanut challenge

Posted on: Sun, 08/21/2005 - 3:21am
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I haven't posted here much, but have been a lurker for nearly 2 years. I have learned so much from this board.

I wanted to let you know that ds officially passed an in office peanut challenge last Wednesday. (the day before his 3rd birthday)

He actually liked the peanut butter. it was so weird and unnerving to actually feed him something that we had avoided like the plague for so long.

There are likely to be a bunch of questions so here's the history and details.

We discovered his peanut allergy when he was just a little over 1. he had an ana reaction and we couldn't determine what the cause was. We already knew he was allergic to milk but hae had eaten nothing that seemed unsafe .

When he was SPT'd it came back positive for milk and peanuts. We have eliminated all peanuts/nuts, traces, may contains etc since that time.

He has never knowingly had anything with nuts in it until his challenge. He has never had a reacton to peanuts that we know of unless his unexplained reaction was realated to peanuts. I ate a lot of peanut butter toast and peanutbutter cups while pregnant and nursing but I also drank a lot of milk and other dairy products. So it's hard to say what was the cause of his eczema and complete crankiness as an infant.

Anyway, he never had a RAST that was very high for peanuts. I'm sorry I can't remember what the number was but it was a class 1 or 2. Where as his milk allergy is a class 4.

The last 2 RAST tests he had done, (LAst summer and this April, both came back <0.35. so the allergist wanted to challenge him.
I was a nervous wreck but decided it would be good to know one way or the other before he started preschool.

They started the challenge with a lick then increased to 1/8 tsp, wait 15 min, 1/4 tsp wait 15 min, and so on. He ate about 6 tsp or 2 tbl in about 4 hours with no apparent reaction.

WE took him home after about 6 hours and watched him closely the next 24-48 hours.

He has had pb tast 2x since his challenge with no reactions.

teh only thing we have noticed out of the ordinary is really bad gas and his poop is a little more "sludgy" (It sticks to the toilet and won't flush down teh first flush-- sorry if TMI [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] )

Anyway, just wanted to share that there are success stories, so never give up hope.

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