should i get an epipen?

Posted on: Thu, 12/29/2005 - 7:28am
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DD is 19 mo. She was skin tested for allergies at 1, and tested positive to milk, egg, and peanut. We had her tested becuase she was having eczema as a reaction to my breastmilk, and *might* have been having bloody stools as well. When I quit eating milk and egg, her problems went away (I had never been eating peanuts because I knew she had allergies so I'm not sure what would happen if she had peanuts. Her skin test was a minor reaction to peanuts).

The only reaction that we know she has had is the eczema. No doctor has ever prescribed an epipen for her. Should we be carrying one around to be safe? Does a peanut (or other) allergy ever turn from eczema to anaphylactic? It's so confusing. I want to be safe but not overly paranoid, KWIM?

Thanks,
Kim

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