water fountains

Posted on: Sat, 02/08/2003 - 12:08pm
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Anonymous (not verified)

Do you know of anyone who has ever had a reaction directly related to drinking from a water fountain?

Posted on: Sat, 02/08/2003 - 1:00pm
Sue's picture
Joined: 02/13/1999 - 09:00

Our daughter had a reaction after drinking from a water fountain. She did not put her lips on the fountain - drank water in mid-stream. She got the contact from the lever when used to turn the water on. After she drank the water, she used her hand to wipe the extra water off of her face and mouth. I was with her. She reacted with a rash on her face, in about one minute. I washed her right away with soap and water and gave her benadryl. The rash went away in about fifteen minutes. Scared me to death.
Sue in Sunny Arizona

Posted on: Sun, 02/09/2003 - 3:41am
Laureen's picture
Joined: 01/26/2003 - 09:00

My DD has as well. Thankfully her teacher noticed and we now send in a water bottle.

Posted on: Sun, 02/09/2003 - 8:47am
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Anonymous (not verified)

kstreeter, good question! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] You obviously got your answers from the two posts above mine.
When Jesse entered school, I didn't even think about water fountains. I didn't tell him that he couldn't drink from them. It was just something that I totally missed.
In deciding to have a written school plan in place for Jesse when he started Grade 1, two years later, it was only after I read rilira's 504 Plan posted here that I realized that DUH, makes sense. The woman that wrote Jesse's school plan, another PA.com member, also had the same requirement in her written school plan for her child.
I don't know if anyone else would miss this detail in writing up their plan for their child. I know that I did. I also know that Jesse somehow managed to be reaction free for the two years where I didn't have the clause in it or him with the water bottle at school.
But, it just seems to make sense (even if not to the nurse dealing with Cam's Mom) that this would be a possible source of reaction.
Sue and Laureen, sorry to hear that this happened to your children. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 02/09/2003 - 9:50am
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Joined: 06/29/2001 - 09:00

I worked in a high school for almost two years.
One morning I took a drink from a fountain and immediately my lip started to swell.
Lots of students spit in the water fountains...
I never have used a fountain since...

Posted on: Sun, 02/09/2003 - 9:56am
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Joined: 09/10/2001 - 09:00

I'm really not very neurotic but I hate water fountains. I don't know why but they just kind of gross me out. So I have told all my children not to drink out of them, but I do have to admit, I use the PA as an excuse and I just explain to the other two that they shouldn't drink out of them either. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 02/09/2003 - 3:51pm
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Joined: 09/21/2002 - 09:00

Water fountains.....gross........
Acutally I have worked in some classrooms where the teachers allow the kids to each have their own water bottle and keep it on their desks, available for them to drink any time they want.

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