Poll:How many families have PN/TN...

Posted on: Fri, 06/20/2003 - 8:34pm
Gwen 5's picture
Joined: 01/24/2003 - 09:00

allergic children, but no family history of this??

How many families did not believe the skin test until an actual reaction occured??

Thanks for the input.


Posted on: Sat, 06/21/2003 - 12:22am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

My family has no history of nut allergies. Although there is alot of ragweed allergy.
I had my reaction before a skin test, so I didn't have the problem of not believing my skin test.

Posted on: Sat, 06/21/2003 - 1:12am
cynde's picture
Joined: 12/10/2002 - 09:00

Our son reacted before any testing. The only family history was SIL allergic to cats and dogs, nephew asthma. My DH, DD and I have no allergies (except I may have just developed some kind of allergy)

Posted on: Sat, 06/21/2003 - 1:24am
river's picture
Joined: 07/15/1999 - 09:00

No family history of peanut or nuts allergies.

Posted on: Sat, 06/21/2003 - 1:30am
Renee111064's picture
Joined: 07/05/2001 - 09:00

In my family my Grandmother was allergic to peanuts but outgrew her allergy. I did not know this until after we found out DS was allergic.
Allergies run high in our family, but not food allergies until DS.
My DS has only had touch reaction. We have never had to use an epi-pen (knock on wood) and he has only ever had hives.
In the beginning we were really lax about the allergy. I thought no biggy. THen i learned about this site and have learned so much here. I don't dwell about my son going into shock. He is treated like the rest of the family except for eating.
We have not let his peanut allergy consume us. We live our lives every day. We go everywhere without fear. He does sleepovers. I still have peanut butter in my home. We are very careful and are villigant about asking questions. Hope this helps.
best wishes,

Posted on: Sat, 06/21/2003 - 2:04am
tgab's picture
Joined: 06/24/2000 - 09:00

My dd had a reaction before testing, so we knew. Our family does not have a history of peanut allergy, but does have a history of allergy in general.

Posted on: Sat, 06/21/2003 - 2:23am
joeybeth's picture
Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

my husband (both my pa girls' dad) has a childhood history of allergic reaction to peanuts, walnuts and pecans. he may be allergic to other treenuts as well but has never been formally tested. no one in my family has any food allergies...but many have seasonal allergies such as hayfever.
our only two children together (we have four total), both had allergies to soy, wheat and egg which have been outgrown. they are still highly allergic to peanuts and it's doubtful, accordign to testing, that they will outgrow that one.

Posted on: Sat, 06/21/2003 - 2:59am
mae's picture
Joined: 07/12/2002 - 09:00

I have a neice and nephew ( brother and sister) both with asthma and PA- on DH's side. On my side of the family - a cousin's daughter has been diagnosed with asthma and PA. Just my son is PA/TNA.

Posted on: Sat, 06/21/2003 - 7:18am
Connielynn's picture
Joined: 08/27/2002 - 09:00

No history of peanut or nut allergies. Food allergies on both side but not anaphyalic.

Posted on: Sat, 06/21/2003 - 7:34am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

No family history on either side (Father or Mother) of food allergies. Environmental allergies on my side only, so I figure I'm the one responsible for the environmental allergies, asthma, and even the PA.
Have heard that my SIL is anaphylactic to bee stings but it was a passing remark and I know she doesn't have an Epi-pen and has never seemed concerned to be outside in the summer, so not clear if that is even true.
My son had his reactions and when I did have skin prick testing done, I refused to allow him to be tested for PA. Because of the size of the wheal that developed on his back by merely having the serum placed on his back, the allergist did confirm PA.
He is PA only (at this point, touch wood), no other food allergies.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 06/21/2003 - 1:34pm
maggie0303's picture
Joined: 04/14/2003 - 09:00

No family history of food allergies, but environmental allergies and asthma in the family. DD with asthma.
We told the doctor that dd was pn/tna, so the positive test was just a confirmation to me.


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