1 year old

Posted on: Sat, 12/05/2009 - 2:14am
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My son was just diagnosed yesterday with a severe nut allergy. We found this out because my sister had a pbj sandwich and it grazed his hand and he ended up with welts and red marks all over his skin. I took him to the allergist yesterday and of course the test came back positive. I have already removed all the items from the house that say "may contain nuts" but I am really looking for other things I can do to be pro-active. I am really overwhelmed and my heart is heavy with sadness for my son.

Thank you for any help

Heather

Posted on: Mon, 12/07/2009 - 8:19pm
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Welcome and sorry your son has a peanut allergy.
I would have you look out for those none food items that still contain nuts or nut oil like lotions, shampoos, conditioners, toothpaste anything that would go next to his skin.
Good for you being pro-active. You didn't mention getting an epi-pen jr. If you didn't get one please do. It is one of those things I think most of us carry praying we will never need to use it. But better that that to need to use one and not have it.
If you read through this site a little you will find out more. Also look for the other websites that are mentioned and check them out.
Having a child with a food allergy can be overwhelming so while you are taking care of your son also take care of you.
Good Luck

Posted on: Tue, 12/08/2009 - 10:40am
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Heather--welcome to peanutallergy.com
I'm so sorry to hear of your son's reaction and that the test was positive for peanut allergy.
I know it's a lot to take in and can be extremely overwhelming.
As Cindy said--ck out other non food products like lotions, shampoos, soaps etc.
Also--ck with your allergist-but many who are allergic to peanuts avoid tree nuts too due to cross contamination.
The best thing you can do is take things one day at a time and not get too stressed about it.
Always bring your own snacks for him every where you go, never let him eat home made food made by others, get and keep an epi pen on hand at ALL times.
My website has a list of products where peanuts are hidden. Take a look at it--but don't let yourself get overwhelmed.
In time it WILL get easier and you'll get used to it-promise! :)
http://www.bestallergysites.com/news/unusual-and-unexpected-sources-of-p...

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