Should i get retested

Posted on: Wed, 05/30/2001 - 2:27am
Mathew L's picture
Joined: 05/30/2001 - 09:00

pI had my first peanut reaction when i was 2 basically i ate some peanut butter and rubbed some on my eyes and my eyes got swollen a few hours later when my mom woke me up from my nap and i was taken to the doctor and diagnoised with the allergy. Since then i ate food with walnuts, and almonds and possibly peanuts and never had a reaction. When i was 14 i ate a peanut butter cookie and i was fine till i went back and looked at the label for a 2nd time and noticed "peanut flour" and something else with peanuts. I threw up and wheezed a little like a min after that so i think it was psychological. I basically freaked out but i was fine. Im 16 now and i never really had a reaction since i was 2. My friends will buy food with peanuts, like resses peanut butter cups and eat em right next to me and im definetly smelling it and nothing happens, i can touch there hand when im saying bye and so on. I never realized how severely allergic some people can and are i guess im just lucky or is it maybe possible i outgrew it? Thanks./p

Posted on: Wed, 05/30/2001 - 2:32am
Mathew L's picture
Joined: 05/30/2001 - 09:00

when i was around 8 or 9 me and my sister got tested for the works. I was allergic to like 8 things, including coconut, milk, eggs, and chocolate. Today im only allergic to peanuts and when i tested for peanuts i was a 3 and my sister was a 6( doctor said off the charts).

Posted on: Wed, 05/30/2001 - 4:50am
BENSMOM's picture
Joined: 05/20/2000 - 09:00

I would get retested. I've heard of 7 year cycles, so now would be a good time to get tested if the last time was when you were 8 or 9. Let us know the result.

Posted on: Wed, 05/30/2001 - 8:21am
KarenT's picture
Joined: 10/30/1999 - 09:00

Just bringing important topics up!

Posted on: Wed, 05/30/2001 - 8:37am
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Posted on: Thu, 05/31/2001 - 9:45am
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Posted on: Fri, 06/01/2001 - 5:46am
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Joined: 05/01/2001 - 09:00

I am 16, and I was told that they would test me when I was a fully grown adult (ie 21) and then my allergy would not be tested again.

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