So, you\'ve been using WHAT???!

Posted on: Mon, 07/31/2006 - 2:31pm
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.....without any discernable incident and you find out it has "(insert your choice)", in it. Or it might.

What do you do?

As a "(again, insert your choice) allergic" individual or as a close family/household member.

What do you do?

Hypothetically or *Real Life* incident.

Maybe it's not a "using" issue at all. Maybe it's just somewhere you eat. A place you go. Something you didn't know about. Or just something rumored to be.

Does just the spector of a possible faux pas dictate your lifestyle or choices, despite current circumstances/past performance, or does anything else figure into the picture? *Should* anything else figure into the picture?

no advice, just wondering.

Posted on: Mon, 07/31/2006 - 2:57pm
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Here's my list:
Found out that Tofutti Cuties makes a PB flavor=no more Cuties
Found out that Cetaphil moisturizer contains nut oil=decided to use something else
Found out that favorite Mexican restaurant has peanut mole and cooks the tortillas in peanut oil (refined)=we don't eat there anymore
Found out that frozen burrito is processed in a facility with nuts (but not peanuts)=we still eat them
I just go with my gut on these things. I don't really have any other way of deciding what to do! BTW none of the above caused reactions.
Cathy
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Posted on: Mon, 07/31/2006 - 2:58pm
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Do you mean going to Maggie Moo's without incident or using Annie's individual-serving micro mac&cheese and finding out it has peanut? That sort of thing?

Posted on: Mon, 07/31/2006 - 9:58pm
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Quote:Originally posted by ceross:
[b]Do you mean going to Maggie Moo's without incident or using Annie's individual-serving micro mac&cheese and finding out it has peanut? That sort of thing?[/b]
either. the whole spectrum. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 07/31/2006 - 10:14pm
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Recently found out a couple of products we've used for years are either made in a facility or made on shared but washed lines. I never checked before because we've used them a thousand times without incident and out of laziness I guess but now we've discontinued use.
This is because of the young ages of my children (1, 3 and 5) and the reality check I had when ds#2 developed PA and TNA with no known exposure. 1) I have to think something we're using is the likely culprit and 2) I have a 3rd child I hope to avoid exposing and 3) I have no clue how sensitive ds#2 is but if he can become a class 3 and 4 from trace exposure I have to think it's possible a real exposure would potentially send him off the charts.
So for now, at least until the boys are older, I've tightened my comfort zone again.
Luvmyboys

Posted on: Mon, 07/31/2006 - 10:20pm
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Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
Does just the spector of a possible faux pas dictate your lifestyle or choices, despite current circumstances/past performance, or does anything else figure into the picture? *Should* anything else figure into the picture?
No, I don't think it dictates my life.
If we use something, and its deemed 'safe' (in our books), and something comes out that says 'It MAY not be safe' or 'It isn't safe' we'd weigh the pros/cons and move on.
Dictate, though? No.
Jason
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Posted on: Tue, 08/01/2006 - 1:53am
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Is this about that gosh darn deli chicken? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img]
Jason, hi! [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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Posted on: Tue, 08/01/2006 - 2:07am
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Quote:Originally posted by jtolpin:
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If we use something, and its deemed 'safe' (in our books), and something comes out that says 'It MAY not be safe' or 'It isn't safe' we'd weigh the pros/cons and move on.
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That's what I do too.
I do remember the first time I ever saw a label change. I was eating my favorite Nestle Sno-Caps at the musical Showboat. I think I was 11 or 12. I casually flipped the box over to read it, not for the ingredients but because I usually read everything on a box (the cereal games, the calories, the "made in battlecreek michigan), and at the bottom of the ingredients was PEANUTS.
I was really excited, because this was the first time my mother or I experienced a change in labelling for x-contamination. We didn't know why they'd put that there, and I just assumed that meant I outgrew the allergy. I stopped eating them that day, and when my mom called she got the shared lines/facility info and my dreams were crushed. Haven't had them since. Fannie May does make an impressive alternative (with no warning, other items have warnings so I'm not too concered), but who wants to pay $7 for candy that will last you 2 days at most? So I've just given up.

Posted on: Tue, 08/01/2006 - 2:29am
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Ann used to eat snocaps ALL the time, at the movies (she called them 'toe caps')
Nestle's -- US variety.
Non-pareils.
Havent touched them in a LONG while... because we dont go to the movies anymore [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Jason
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Posted on: Tue, 08/01/2006 - 3:05am
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Ohhhh.....this is about the bulk foods thing, isn't it? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img]
Well-- I certainly don't advocate doing so to anyone else.
But we tend to rationalize it if we have no alternative. If it caused a rxn, we'd eliminate it, [i]of COURSE[/i] but if it doesn't.... well, we know it is a risk, but on the grand scale of things, I put it up there with going to the movies or a playground or anywhere else in public. KWIM? If it were PA alone, I might do it differently. But with MFA, you learn to live in the grey areas. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] Or you don't live at all.
RATIONALIZATION.
That's what we do once we've decided it is a risk we probably have to take.

Posted on: Tue, 08/01/2006 - 3:09am
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Not bulk foods. They come in boxes. There bulk foods in the movies nowadays AFAIK, but I wouldnt buy THOSE. With the sharing of spoons, etc... NOT my comfy zone.
NOTE: we may (or may not) be talking about the same (or different) views on movies, bulk items, and surf boards. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Jason
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