Thank You to everyone!!!!!!!!! - Peanut Allergy Information

Thank You to everyone!!!!!!!!!

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I have been reading this board for about 2 months. I just wanted to take a minute to THANK everyone for all the great information. I have a 3 year old son. Who had his first reation at 8 months old. (He was given a P.B. cookie.) The doctors have never told me how serious this was. So we thought we would just avoid nuts! Easier said then done. I have learned more from all of you then anywhere else. I am deeply greatful for all of your knowledge!!!! I have now ordered his Medical alert braclet and will be looking for an allergy specialist. Anyone with any information on how to find a GOOD allergist? Thank you again!

On Feb 25, 1999

Hi Cindy~

I, too, have learned so much from this board. We may all have a way of doing things, but we all stand united with this allergy and the safety of our children. I really enjoy the posts also from adult peanut anaphylactics because they really give us hope where our children are concerned. They have "been there and done that" and it encourages me to know they have reached adulthood and can give me the do's and don'ts of this allergy.

Regarding finding a good allergist - word of mouth is the best advertisement. I actually don't remember how we came about finding our allergist; whether our pediatrician recommended him or he was on our insurance list and I just picked him...I just don't recall! But he is the best of the best in our city! Speak to your child's pediatrician since he/she will have to give you a referral to an allergist.

Good luck and let me know how your visit went with the allergist!

Stay safe!

On Feb 25, 1999

Where are you located. I have a good one in NJ. I found her by using my insurance book. I wanted to find a pediatric allergist so that narrowed down my field. I then asked around. Make sure you use a board certified allergist. Good luck Patti

On Feb 25, 1999

The following organizatons have a free referral service for an allergist or pediatric allergist in your area:

National Jewish Medical Center for allergic and immune diseases. 800-423-8891

American Academy of Allergy Asthama & Immunology 800-822-2762

They are very good about sending out the information quickly.