Texas Allergist

Posted on: Mon, 02/27/2006 - 11:47pm
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Anyone extremely happy with their allergist in Texas -- I am near Houston and like our allergist okay, but he takes a very moderate approach with my son. He says it is okay for him to eat May Contains and to have bakery items and peanut oil. He did say to avoid Asian restaurants, but he's pretty laid back about the whole thing. I don't know if it's b/c my son's score is so low that he feels his threshold for peanuts is higher than others, but I'd rather take a more restrictive approach -- better safe than sorry, right? Anyway, anyone have a doctor they just love in my neck of the woods?

Posted on: Tue, 02/28/2006 - 12:19am
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nomorenutz,
This sounds like my previous allergist. He said I have a high threshhold and could eat 'may contains', etc. When I asked about eating 'may contains, he rolled his eyes around and told me not to make a big deal out of it.
I had read somewhere that 'may-contains' may have up to half a peanut. So I ate half a peanut....figuring if I didn't react, he was right....that I could eat 'may contains' and that my diet would be MUCH easier.
I DID react - within 3 minutes. (I would NEVER suggest anyone else do this. I just didn't expect to react....it was a shock.) BUT, it proved that my allergist didn't know what he was talking about. So I switched allergists.
Previously, I ate 1/4 cup of peanuts before I had a major reaction.
This proves to me, that the amount of pn it takes for one person to react is not written in stone.
Where do these allergists get their education?

Posted on: Tue, 02/28/2006 - 1:05am
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Maybe their degree is the prize from a cereal box?

Posted on: Fri, 03/17/2006 - 2:20am
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I really like ours, and I am in a Houston suburb. I'll email you.
He has a great bedside manner with DS. He's thorough. He gets it.
I started to go to him myself. And I developed a shellfish allergy. He urges me to take my own lunch to work--at this restaurant I have to go to on a regular basis.
Here's his approach to DS' allergies, and you can see if you're comfortable with him.
DS is a Class 3 on peanuts. Class 2 on soy. He doesn't react to soy. He's fine with DS not completely avoiding soy but to avoid it when we can. He's also a class 2 to cat and says to avoid cat, though.
He's very, very big on strict avoidance with peanut.
He reads up on things.
I don't think he comes to this board, though.
I'll email you more if you're interested.
[This message has been edited by McCobbre (edited March 18, 2006).]

Posted on: Tue, 04/11/2006 - 1:00am
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I am so sorry you have had Dr's like that. I am here in Austin and the 2 allergists that we have seen have both taken dd's allergy Very Seriously! Let me know if you move to Austin, I can pass along names and numbers to you! Best Wishes!
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Helen
Mom to Alyssa (PA, age 5)
Mom to Theodore (age 3)

Posted on: Tue, 02/28/2006 - 12:19am
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nomorenutz,
This sounds like my previous allergist. He said I have a high threshhold and could eat 'may contains', etc. When I asked about eating 'may contains, he rolled his eyes around and told me not to make a big deal out of it.
I had read somewhere that 'may-contains' may have up to half a peanut. So I ate half a peanut....figuring if I didn't react, he was right....that I could eat 'may contains' and that my diet would be MUCH easier.
I DID react - within 3 minutes. (I would NEVER suggest anyone else do this. I just didn't expect to react....it was a shock.) BUT, it proved that my allergist didn't know what he was talking about. So I switched allergists.
Previously, I ate 1/4 cup of peanuts before I had a major reaction.
This proves to me, that the amount of pn it takes for one person to react is not written in stone.
Where do these allergists get their education?

Posted on: Tue, 02/28/2006 - 1:05am
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Maybe their degree is the prize from a cereal box?

Posted on: Fri, 03/17/2006 - 2:20am
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I really like ours, and I am in a Houston suburb. I'll email you.
He has a great bedside manner with DS. He's thorough. He gets it.
I started to go to him myself. And I developed a shellfish allergy. He urges me to take my own lunch to work--at this restaurant I have to go to on a regular basis.
Here's his approach to DS' allergies, and you can see if you're comfortable with him.
DS is a Class 3 on peanuts. Class 2 on soy. He doesn't react to soy. He's fine with DS not completely avoiding soy but to avoid it when we can. He's also a class 2 to cat and says to avoid cat, though.
He's very, very big on strict avoidance with peanut.
He reads up on things.
I don't think he comes to this board, though.
I'll email you more if you're interested.
[This message has been edited by McCobbre (edited March 18, 2006).]

Posted on: Tue, 04/11/2006 - 1:00am
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I am so sorry you have had Dr's like that. I am here in Austin and the 2 allergists that we have seen have both taken dd's allergy Very Seriously! Let me know if you move to Austin, I can pass along names and numbers to you! Best Wishes!
------------------
Helen
Mom to Alyssa (PA, age 5)
Mom to Theodore (age 3)

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