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Posted on: Sun, 01/10/2010 - 10:57pm
BestAllergySites's picture
Joined: 03/15/2009 - 21:46

So glad to hear the kids are cooperating. They won't ever miss the food once they get used to it! :)

Posted on: Mon, 01/25/2010 - 3:10am
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Joined: 01/25/2010 - 10:00

Having SEVERE allergies is no joke. Allergies to the point where just the scent gives you the hives or causes respiratory difficulty should not be taken lightly.
In a home where there are several children, you have to 1st determine to what degree the allergy is.
I have a peanut allergy and my kids do not. They eat PB sandwiches and I am not bothered by the scent, I do have to be careful not to touch it though.
I don't think the other kids would feel deprived if they were not able to have it at home. There are many other choices like soy nut butter, sunflower butter, etc. It's all in what you get use to.
Anaphylaxis is no laughing matter either. When it comes to allergies, you can never be too careful!
The specialist will tell you whether or not your child can handle having any peanut products in the house.
Good luck!

Posted on: Mon, 01/25/2010 - 7:14am
nicksmom2448's picture
Joined: 09/16/2009 - 08:52

I'm giving you a big ((((HUG))))) I completely understand what you are going through! I was there with my son when he was 14 months old. He is now 12 years old, and with strict avoidance of all things nut and nut related, he has never had another reaction to date.
This is an excellent place to get lots of information. The hardest part is educating those in your life as to the severity of the allergy. There is great advice on the boards for how to get the message across.
I have to go, but feel free to e-mail me if you are interested, and I'd be happy to share more about our story. toonces21@hotmail.com

Posted on: Thu, 01/28/2010 - 1:06pm
mylittlepeanut's picture
Joined: 01/08/2010 - 12:59

Easy2say and Nicksmom, thank you for your repl. I hope to learn more about this after our meeting with the specialist in a few weeks. Like what this all really means to us. We have in the meantime taken out all peanut products in the home, and trying to read all lables!


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