So, Why Do You Think YOUR Child is PA?

Posted on: Fri, 08/27/2004 - 10:27am
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Lots of theories bantered about, studies done, etc., but why do you think YOUR child is PA?

(No guilt stuff or BAD MOMMY feelings allowed [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] )

I believe my son was genetically pre-disposed because of my environmental allergies and poor immune system.

It is not because I ate copious amounts of pb or peanut products because I didn't.

I also just think he's one of the increasing number of PA children, for no explanation (except ones we explore here). This would go back to my question under Main Discussion about why we think PA is on the rise.

Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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Posted on: Fri, 08/27/2004 - 11:30am
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I think genetics is the reason my ds is allergic to peanuts, dairy, eggs and bananas. My mom is allergic to peanuts, nuts, fish and some shellfish. She had other FA's, asthma and eczema as a child. My MIL also recently told me she had FA's as a child.
Bailey
Ethan 12/2001

Posted on: Fri, 08/27/2004 - 11:57am
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I think it is because we do have allergies in our family history.. for example, my Mom has a ragweed allergy, and her uncle also had a ragweed allergy. So I was probably genetically likely to develop an allergy too based on our family history (which I did.. I am currently PA and ragweed allergic)

Posted on: Fri, 08/27/2004 - 12:33pm
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Ditto. DH has pretty severe environmental/seasonal allergies. MIL says that she was once allergic peanuts as a young girl but outgrew it. My brother has asthma.
DS seemed to be prone to something from day 1 with excema and a runny allergy nose by 2 weeks of age.
I used to feel guilty about giving him the PB early but he was nearly 2. But after reading posts here about it happening at age 3,5,9,27, etc. I think that it's one of those things that was meant to be.
They say that something good always comes out of something bad but I can't seem to put my finger on what good this allergy is doing for our lives. If anyone has an answer, I'd love to hear it.
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Lynee', mom to:
Cade - PA, egg whites, seasonal
Carson - NKFA, seasonal

Posted on: Fri, 08/27/2004 - 12:38pm
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Genetics. We are a highly allergic bunch. DH and I have EA's, as do/did 3 out of 4 of my boys' grandparents. I ate PB with both pregnancies and BFing, but only one child is PA.
Here's a weird genetic thing - my PA son doesn't look anything like DH, myself or any of the grandparents. He does, however, look [b]exactly[/b] like my cousin's DD (his second cousin). She is also TNA, asthmatic, and they share several personality quirks as well. Weird, huh? BTW, they've only met once, when DS was 3 months old so it can't be from spending a lot of time together!
Amy

Posted on: Fri, 08/27/2004 - 12:53pm
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I never knew my son had a chance of getting allergies. My MIL has tonnes of EAs and my brother is anaphylactic to Penincillun (sp?). As I child I couldn't sleep on feather pillows because I couldn't breathe and I also began to not tolerate eating fish (I would vomit... never been tested though). I was never diagnosed with allergies despite those reactions. I now believe that I do have allergies to fish, feathers, and mushrooms but still have never been tested.
Anyway, my ds never showed any signs of allergies until after he nearly died from bacterial meningitis. I do believe that his weak immune system contributed to the number and severity of his allergies, but how can I ever know that for sure? I can't. We are just thankful that our son is alive and with us. Every day is a day to treasure. All of us here (who have feared losing our child) can understand that. Life gains a new perspective when one realizes the fragility of it.
Take care,

Posted on: Fri, 08/27/2004 - 1:08pm
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Cade's Mom, you raise an interesting question - what good does PA bring into our lives?
Would you care to raise it, or shall people think that I have gone on a question raising spree and am insane? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 08/27/2004 - 1:24pm
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I like your questions, Cindy!
My answer to the question... what good does it bring?
If I hadn't experienced my son near death, I don't think I would treasure every day with my children like I do now. I love to just smell their hair and thank God I have them. I know every parent treasures their children... but I have come to realize that EVERY day, in fact EVERY MOMENT is a gift from God.
That's my two cents.
So now I am curious if anyone else loves to smell their kids' hair? LOL.

Posted on: Fri, 08/27/2004 - 2:14pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Alternative to Mainstream:
[b]Lots of theories bantered about, studies done, etc., but why do you think YOUR child is PA?
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Because his clinical test results and individual history indicate it and correllate strongly? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 08/28/2004 - 8:31am
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ATM- I raised the thread in the Living with PA section.
Thanks! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 08/28/2004 - 8:52am
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Cade's Mom, [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
smartalyk, yes, I like to smell my children's hair as well. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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