Unusual or Unexpected Sources of Peanut

Posted on: Sat, 11/11/2000 - 6:54am
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Sometimes we encounter peanut or peanut by-product in unexpected or unusual places. Please post these items & sources under this heading so we can get a running list for such items:

Hamster Food
Hamster/Rodent bedding
Dog Food
Dog Treats
Bird Seed/Feed

. . . To Be Continued . . . Thanks!

Posted on: Sat, 11/11/2000 - 7:14am
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Also:
Bean Bag Chairs (sometimes stuffed with crushed peanut shells)
Some organic lawn fertilizer
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Posted on: Sat, 11/11/2000 - 7:20am
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I read about the bean bag chairs somewhere else, however, they weren't the food peanut shells they were stuffed with they were the "packaging" peanut shells they were packed with. I believe they are styrofoam.

Posted on: Sat, 11/11/2000 - 7:31am
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Someone told me they had potting soil with ground peanut shells in it. Also,I have on occasion found whole peanuts and empty shells in my garden due to my neighbor feeding the squirrels.

Posted on: Sat, 11/11/2000 - 7:31am
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I have a link to an article which mentions the Bean Bag Chairs, stuffed with crushed peanut shells, not peanut-shaped styrofoam: [url="http://www.oct.on.ca/english/ps/september_2000/epipen.htm"]www.oct.on.ca/english/ps/september_2000/epipen.htm[/url]
This article is written for teachers, to help them understand how severe PA can be, and includes hidden sources, such as the bean bag chairs.

Posted on: Sat, 11/11/2000 - 7:40am
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probably already well known but nut cereal packets used for model making in childrens school projects eg. honey nut cornflakes or muesili etc.

Posted on: Sat, 11/11/2000 - 8:30am
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Great thread idea!
In addition to the others already listed. . .candy corn surprised me the most. Also, some cosmetics, lotions, and shampoos might contain peanuts/peanut oil. It might be listed as arachis oil.
Deanna

Posted on: Sat, 11/11/2000 - 10:25am
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FAN has alot of info about peanut/nut shells being used in bean bags and hacky sacks in one of their flashbacks.
I read that peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite. Hopefully my son wont ever be near it but you never know!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 11/12/2000 - 1:05am
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This is a wonderful thread!
Although I didn't think it was unexpected to find bird seed as one of the places you may find peanuts or peanut products, I do make sure that I purchase sunflower seeds only and then with caution.
However, one thing that we are absolutely unable to purchase (although I'm sure I could find a recipe to make some) in the bird seed/feed line is SUET for woodpeckers, etc.
This is the clump of stuff (sorry, I'm at a loss for words), usually in netting, that doesn't require a bird feeder. It almost always has peanut butter in there and/or peanut seeds. I'm also fairly clear that I have seen a recipe for it in one of my bird feeder books and could re-do it without the peanut butter, hopefully. Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sun, 11/12/2000 - 5:11am
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Hi,
I may be the only one, but I was shocked to find out that our local pizza joint uses peanut oil, not vegetable or olive oil. We were lucky that my son never reacted, but a family friend tipped us off, since her son always got a rash when he ate there. I never thought to ask, since we had gone there for years before my son's allergy.
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Posted on: Sun, 11/12/2000 - 7:49am
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Cindy,
I usually make my own suet for the woodpeckers. I used to put peanut butter in it. But you don't have to use PB at all. You can do plain suet (just melt the suet, strain it, and put it in molds and refrigerate.). But I also sometimes add cornmeal, ground oatmeal, millet. Suet, by the way, can be purchased from your local butcher or meat market. Cut it up or have it ground up so that it melts faster. Then strain out the cracklings and mix in the cornmeal or oatmeal, or whatever.
Hope this helps!
Amy

Posted on: Sun, 11/12/2000 - 10:41am
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Triciasmom, thank-you, that is an excellent recipe! I've always felt badly that we haven't been able to do the suet thing to-date. We have four birdfeeders out front.
The suet would be a great addition as we do have two different kinds of woodpeckers that we've spotted so far!
Also, nutfreemom, I had been warned by a nurse at Jesse's doctor's when he had his first anaphylactic reaction about some pizza places using peanut olive (and this is in Canada!). I was quite surprised because I thought if they're trying to be truly Italian they'd be using olive oil and then, if not, vegetable oil. I live in a very small town and have checked with both pizza places and neither one uses peanut oil. It is surprising where you find it, and it seems even worse in America, where again, it's a cash crop and very out there! Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 11/13/2000 - 1:01am
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-Gilette Shaving Cream for Sensitive Skin
-Gilette for Women Moisturizing Mousse with Aloe Vera
-l'Oreal Revitalift
-Blackmores Antioxidant Skin Care
-lipsticks with loramine wax
Beware of bluejays who hide peanuts in the grass!

Posted on: Mon, 11/13/2000 - 1:12am
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Some pre natal vitamins contain peanut oil.

Posted on: Mon, 11/13/2000 - 1:24am
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Arachide, is it peanut oil in those cosmetics? Holy jeez if it is yes! Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 11/13/2000 - 1:36am
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I received an email last week from someone in the US who said her son reacted to peanut oil or peanut flour in infant formula. It may be an undeclared ingredient, so call the maunfacturer to be sure. She wasn't sure if the brand was Similac or Enfamil.
I noticed an ingredient called "Arachidyl Propionate" in some hand lotion I have. I thought it might be related to Arachis Oil, so I did a search, and apparently it's possibly from an animal fat source, otherwise it's an extract of coal or limestone - no peanut mentioned.
Also, I have a link to an article with a list of peanut/peanut products in unusual things: [url="http://cgi.cadvision.com/~allergy/peanutsoyahp.htm"]http://cgi.cadvision.com/~allergy/peanutsoyahp.htm[/url]
Scroll to near the bottom of the article for the listings.

Posted on: Mon, 11/13/2000 - 2:23am
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Would you believe cat food and treats?!

Posted on: Mon, 11/13/2000 - 2:33am
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What?! Do you know what brands?
Goodness, we should have started this thread a long time ago!

Posted on: Mon, 11/13/2000 - 3:50am
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Cindy - the products I listed were obtained from an Australian food allergy website, which I didn't bookmark and can no longer find. They simply stated that "peanut- derived" ingredients were present in these products and that people had reported reactions from them (I only noted the ones I used/was familiar with). Desole.

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Geez, you guys are great! [OK -- "Y'all" for those who see that we live in North Carolina]. Please keep adding to the list! This is exactly what we all need to get information readily available.
THANK YOU EVERYONE! Keep posting!
*=' 2 -- our son adds his thanks too.

Posted on: Mon, 11/13/2000 - 8:38am
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After reading this thread, I immediately went to the kitchen to check our dogs treats and food. THIRD INGREDIENT of the dog treats: PEANUT MEAL!!
The name of the dog treats is 'Milk-Bone Super Premium Dog Biscuits'(mine says chicken and rice flavor). I'm really grateful to find this out, because I was casually storing the box in my pantry, and could easily have seen my son pick up a biscuit the dog dropped, or pieces on the ground/residue on the dog's tongue affecting him (they pal around the yard together every day and the dog licks him affectionately). THANK YOU!!
(The dog food, Purina Puppy Chow, did not list peanut product).

Posted on: Mon, 11/13/2000 - 9:15am
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Arachide, thank-you! I know to be very wary of cosmetic items, but usually due to other nut oils in them, not peanut. I've come across macadamia, almond, and walnut I think so far. These are from samples I would receive from Yves Rocher. But once I saw those, then I knew to check the labels on my shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste - the whole repertoire of my beauty regime! Oh, and soap and deodorant! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] Now, I did finally give in and admit my age and admit that my skin needed some moisturizer so I did purchase some from Yves Rocher but only after making sure that no nut oils were in there at all.
Again, thanks for the information. Shaving cream - where next? Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 11/13/2000 - 11:42am
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Amy Frankel--could you list what brand of cat food? My son "feeds" our cats all the time and it doesn't affect him whatsoever.
Also, to add to the list. I have listed this on another post but most of the items at The Body Shop and Body and Bath Works contain nut products/oil in them.
Cindy--I don't believe you admitted your age just because you use moisturizer. I've been using a moisturizer since I was about 11 or 12. My mom always said the earlier you start using moisturizer the better and I believe she was right because 3 years ago I got carded (of all places) at the movie theater for seeing an R-rated movie. I never laughed so hard!!
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Posted on: Mon, 11/13/2000 - 1:55pm
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Arachide, this is in direct response to your post with the Gillette woman's products on it. Well, tonight, I looked at my husband's Gillette line of skin care and on NONE of the bottles is there a list of ingredients. I was not too pleased.
E-mom, no, I recognize now I didn't admit my age. My skin has been admitting my age by me not using moisturizer, which I realize I should have been for some time now. I have frown lines embedded! I'm 41!
I also know that I have a list somewhere in this huge pile of paper that includes other mysterious places that we may find peanut products. I will try to find that and contribute something useful! Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 11/14/2000 - 1:17am
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Thanks for looking for the list, Cindy. I'd love to print it out and I'm sure it would be useful for all of us. This is a very useful and important thread...thanks again!

Posted on: Tue, 11/14/2000 - 6:47am
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Cindy and other Canadians - To answer your question re: ingredients on cosmetics:
I just visited the AAIA website and 2 of the things they are working on right now with the Federal Government is:
1. Labelling of non-medicinal ingredients in all medications
2. A complete ingredients listing on cosmetics
So, it's in the works, thanks to the AAIA (Allergy and Asthma Awareness Assoc.). Here is the website, in case you want to read some of their previous accomplishments on behalf of food allergic individuals: [url="http://cgi.cadvision.com/~allergy/aaia.html"]http://cgi.cadvision.com/~allergy/aaia.html[/url]

Posted on: Tue, 11/14/2000 - 12:09pm
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This is not an unusual place.. It's the shopping mall. At a nearby mall they have opened a roasting nut hut in the center of the mall. It is an open booth that sells freshly roasting nuts. The aroma is wafting throughout the mall. The first time I came in contact with this booth I smelled it 5 stores away, at least! My son was not with me at the time, but I am sure it would have made him uncomfortable.
As for the replies above, I have found a few pizzerias that use peanut oil also. The other place I was surprised to sea peanut flour was jelly beans and powdered gravy mix. I don't remember the brand of gravy mix. I think it may have been Knorrs. I noticed it a long time after my son was diagnosed, but it had been in my house since before the diagnosis. As said a thousand times before read every label. Stay well.

Posted on: Tue, 11/14/2000 - 2:04pm
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MJ'S MOM~
This was my sons second exposure. He was only 2 when he gave the Vitabone dog biskit to our buddy. He got horrible hives all over from him touching it with his hands then touching his face, etc. We didnt know what it was from untill I finally thought of the dog biskits. He is 8 now. 1st exposure was peanut butter at 10 months old. 2nd exposure was Vitabone dog biskit and 3rd exposre at 6 yrs was Almond flavoring from coconut macroon cookies

Posted on: Wed, 11/15/2000 - 3:44am
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Here's more:
-l'Or

Posted on: Wed, 11/15/2000 - 10:06am
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I saw peanut butter flavored lip gloss, Almond in shampoo, Jelly beans. I know the jelly beans is well known,but though I should add it just in case it is new to someone. Claire

Posted on: Thu, 11/16/2000 - 2:10am
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Austin's Mom, Thank you for the information. I'm sorry about your son's reactions. I was beginning to feel like I was over-reacting to Milk Bone issue...most people wouldn't think that dog food would pose any kind of risk, if they didn't understand smell/touch sensitivity. Plus, if babies will eat aspirin, they certainly would eat a dog biscuit. I'm so thankful to find this out, and get them out of my house. Take care, everyone!

Posted on: Fri, 11/17/2000 - 3:45am
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This has been a great post! We have been finding out various products that contain some form of nuts. Thanks everyone!!
Claire: you posted that someone had peanut butter lip gloss. That's disgusting!! Even if you weren't allergic to peanuts it's still disgusting.

Posted on: Fri, 11/17/2000 - 7:38am
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Emom, You know I never thought about it any further than seeing it in the store and going "OH what will they think of next". It is gross. Good day. Claire

Posted on: Fri, 11/17/2000 - 8:11am
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I use a lot of Mary Kay products, and found that the second step of the satin hands is an exfoliator that contains ground almond shells. I only use this after my daughter is tucked in for the night, and keep it well out of her reach. There are two more steps after the almond shells, one of which is a wash, so I think it ends up all washed off anyway. So far her only allergy is the peanut products and that was by ingestion only. Of course I am to afraid to let her smell of touch peanut products so we may never know if it goes farther than that.

Posted on: Fri, 11/17/2000 - 10:23am
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I am so happy to see this thread. I heard something interesting on National Public Radio this evening. They were talking about Mad Cow disease and how it is now affecting France. One butcher said he got his beef from a farm that used special feed for it's cattle-grain, barley,etc. and a mash that came from a manufacturer of among other things, PEANUT OIL! I have never heard of such a thing. Has anyone else ever come across something like this--cattle being fed peanut products? I wonder if that would come across in the meat?

Posted on: Fri, 11/17/2000 - 10:43am
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E Mom - Sorry it took me so long to get back to this. I don't know what brand - I saw it at Petland and didn't buy it. We use Iams and it is fine.
One of my friends has a PA & TNA daughter who gets hives every time her friend's dog licks her. My friend asked them what they feed their dog, and guess what - the dog food contains Peanuts and Tree Nuts! (I don't know the brand.) One more reason not to let our kids touch animals they don't know! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 11/17/2000 - 12:00pm
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About the beef... Yes, I'm pretty sure it could cause problems for severely PA people. My son is also allergic to corn and I've talked to corn allergic people who can't eat corn fed beef. Since the peanut protein is so stable and PA tends to be more severe than corn allergy, I would think it could be very problematic.
What will they think of next [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 11/18/2000 - 3:33am
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I remember reading something about peanut being used in feed at dairy farms in California & then the possibility of the milk producing a peanut allergic reaction. Anyone else read or hear this? Can anyone cite the source? It certainly seems possible that the milk from those cows could pass the offending peanut protein as does mothers' milk when breastfeeding.

Posted on: Sat, 11/18/2000 - 1:18pm
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Posted on: Sun, 11/19/2000 - 9:30am
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Some brands of:
Breadsticks,
Ju Jubes,
Social Tea Cookies (McCormicks)

Posted on: Sun, 11/19/2000 - 11:43pm
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I got an e-mail from Iams and they said they don't use any types of nuts or nut oils in their products.

Posted on: Mon, 11/20/2000 - 11:11pm
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Heather -- just for clarification (since sometimes these companies don't realize that a peanut is not a nut, but rather a legume), did you directly ask Iams about peanuts AND nuts? Just want to be sure that their answer is NO peanuts as well as NO nuts. Thanks. EB

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I did ask them about peanuts/nuts, below is the e-mail they sent back to me:
"Thanks for considering our products. This certainly is a concern for you. I
have spoken with one of our employees who works in our research and development
department and we has informed me that we do NOT, use any type of peanut oil or
nut products in our products."

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(Thanks, Heather, for the clarification!)
On another thread CONNIE posted the following & I felt it should also be included here:
"I bought the Estee Lauder Make-up gift set today and I was just reading the ingredient listing on the back of the box (no easy task) and under the Lip Defining Pencil it lists Peanut (Arachis Hypogaea) Oil in it. I can't find it in any of the other products that came in the gift set but I wanted you all aware it is in the Lip Liner.
Four of them came in the set so it looks like my neighbor will be getting an early X-mas gift.
I don't know whether the other products run the risk of cross-contamination. I don't normally wear Estee Lauder so I'm not familiar with their products. You would think I would be smart enough to read the ingredients BEFORE I left the store.
Stay Safe."
EB

Posted on: Wed, 11/22/2000 - 12:19pm
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As I posted earlier, I checked my husband's Gillette line of skin care products which listed no ingredients whatsoever, and this concerned me after what arachide posted about Gillette products for women.
I also posted that I have had some problems with different nut oils in Yves Rocher products.
I received some L'Oreal moisturizer samples the other day in the mail and I notice that they are also unlabeled so now I'm hesitant about using them also.
What is wrong with what seems to be cosmetics manufacturers (and we're not talking small ones) that they can't put ingredient lists on their products? Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Oh, and sorry, I'm still trying to find that list of places you wouldn't think you'd find peanut - you're welcome to come to my home and sort through the reams of papers! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 11/23/2000 - 3:37am
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BBQ'ers beware! Just read today that charcoal may contain peanut (go figure).

Posted on: Thu, 11/23/2000 - 4:46am
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CHARCOAL??? Arrgh! Where will it end? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 11/23/2000 - 1:06pm
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I know this isn't peanut oil I found, but it is almond oil, so I'm hoping it's okay I post about it here. In my vanilla scented Rialto (Shopper's Drug Mart brand) body moisturizer.
Was going to use it on the kids tonight and decided to read the label. They had a moisturizing oil bath instead. Again, I hope this was okay to post here, and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sun, 11/26/2000 - 12:37pm
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[This seems to be the most appropriate place to post these peanut-encounter experiences.]
THREE times in the last three months we have had a peanut-encounter experience (or a "near" peanut encounter, if you will) in DOCTOR'S OFFICES!!!!!!
#1 -- I had my toddler (in his stroller) with me at my eye doctor appointment & the nurse who came in to the exam room noticed the child's Medic Alert bracelet. She turned the bracelet over to read the inscription ("Life threatening allergy to peanuts") & at about that same time I notice she is finishing chewing & swallowing something. I quickly asked her "you aren't eating something with peanuts in it, are you??!" And she gasped "yes!" as I grabbed my child's wrist/hand (he's a rabid thumb sucker) to scrub it off. The nurse immediately scrubbed her hands & was very apologetic. I was just so stunned & scared that I didn't say anything to her about NOT eating ANYTHING while on the job. I accepted her apology as graciously as I could.
#2 -- I again had my toddler (in the stroller) with me at a primary care doctor appointment & a therapist came up to his stroller with a REESE'S SNACK STICK (or whatever the hell they are called) in her hand -- within the child's reach. I yanked the stroller back from her, quickly removed the front bar of the stroller (which she had grabbed on to with both hands) so I could clean it, & asked her to please keep the food away from my child. I quickly explained the PA situation & insisted she wash her hands. I did say to her that she should NOT be eating around patients or even just prior to being with patients without thoroughly washing her hands. I was terrified & angry, but I managed to keep my cool.
#3 -- As I was "checking out" of another physician's office at the exit window, the billing clerk/receptionist had an open bag of peanut candy out on the desk. She was munching on the candy as she handled all the bills, patient receipts, & whatever. I declined the receipt & used my own pen to fill out final forms & my check. I didn't say anything to her. I just headed straight to the restroom to scrub my hands before I had to handle my son so to move him from stroller to carseat. It was all I could do to not let out a primordial scream.
OK -- all of these encounters were with office staff members! My son is always strapped in his stroller when I have him in public & can't hold him in my arms. It's not like I was letting him run wild in the waiting room & he found some peanut candy wrapper. Yes, I know that in my copious free time I need to write a letter to the office manager of each of these physician's offices regarding my experience. I know that it would be preferable to NOT take my child with me to such appointments, but I have no trustworthy caregiver & can only schedule so much appointment doo-doo on my husband's few days off.
I just wanted to share this. Thanks for reading this lengthy posting. EB

Posted on: Sun, 11/26/2000 - 1:13pm
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EB, wow, you went through a lot! I would have been screaming too! And all three incidents in health care providers' offices.
I don't think you have to apologize for taking your children with you to appointments. I'm in the same situation as you are. My children go everywhere with me.
The other day, for example, I had a very important doctor's appointment, and I was struggling with my 3 year old on the floor kicking her winter boots off when the doctor came in. I had to speak up to him from floor level to get our appointment started as I got her boots back on (which she kicked off again anyway). What I've been doing now is trying to schedule my appointments when I only have one child instead of two with me. My friend suggested that she feels doctors should be acommodating towards us that don't have anyone to look after our children so that we can address our health concerns and not have to deal with our children. But, it is not their problem. However, I also don't think badly when I do take my kids with me.
Now your horror and the scrubbing, I can well understand also. In the summer we were walking into town and my 3 year old has decided that she must step on EVERYTHING on the sidewalk along the way. I specifically told her not to step on a melting piece of chocolate bar (not even seeing anything peanuty about it). Of course, she had to.
When she stepped on it, her sandal was covered in peanuts! I quickly wiped her shoe off on the grass but I was completely freaked out. I decided to go into the donut shop where I headed straight to the washroom. I washed her shoe I don't know how many times.
Then I washed my hands at least three times.
When it came time to get the donuts, I asked my PA son specifically to get his donut from the counter because I was still afraid at that point to touch his food. I really don't believe anyone else but another PA person/parent would understand this. I was totally freaked out!
Never mind about copious amounts of time on your hands comments! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] But, as you said, it would be a really good idea to write to the three physicians and voice your complaints.
The only time I've run into a problem at the doctor's office is when there have been peanut products of some kind (I can't remember now) left in the play area for the children. I know I was not pleased. I don't believe in letting my children eat in the doctor's office and I'm not clear if that comes from the PA or not. At any rate, best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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EB, I can understand your frustration as I have run into similar things at my doctors office and it only seems to happen when I have Axel with me. The last time there was a mom feeding her toddlers pb&j sandwiches because she didn't have time to feed them at home and they were smearing it everywhere. Then a couple months ago we were at the grocery store and the cashier was eating peanuts as she rang my groceries up. When I asked what she was eating and was told peanuts I told her she needed to either a) send the bag boy back to get me the two items I was buying or b) cancel the sale. SHe sent the bag boy to get the items and apologized. Since then this cashier has become a front manager and makes sure the cashiers have no food or drink at their registers.
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