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Posted on: Sun, 05/25/2003 - 1:44pm
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Husband: Environmental and one shellfish rxn but eats it fine for several years now.
Me: Mango and slight environmental
DS (20 months): Peanut, milk, and mustard; avoiding sesame, chick pea, lentils, and tree nuts

Posted on: Sun, 06/01/2003 - 12:30pm
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Husband... None (or so he says) I think he has hay fever of some sort!
Me... Cats, Dogs, Horses, Milk, Chocolate, Grasses and just about anything that grows outdoors
Joshua... Peanuts and Bee Stings (the scary ones) soy, green beans, peas, cats, dogs, horses (serve reaction at my sister's stable), grasses and most trees.

Posted on: Tue, 06/03/2003 - 2:47pm
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me-none
dh-severe environmental, cats
ds #1-none
ds #2-dairy, peanuts, treenuts
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One ds allergic to peanuts and dairy
one ds with no allergies

Posted on: Wed, 06/04/2003 - 11:35am
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Me: penicillan, cats, seasonal allergies
Husband: hayfever to seasonal allergies, dust
Daughter Zoe (2 y/o):
Milk (anaphylaxed at 6 months), egg, wheat, peanuts, carrots, garlic, beans, cantaloupe, tomato, sweet potato, mango, taro, tumeric, tapioca, pineapple, flax seed, avoiding fish/shellfish; dust, feathers, mold. Severe eczema but now under control due to allergy free diet [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 01/15/2004 - 7:08am
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Bumping up because we have a lot of new people (and some not so new who haven't yet posted [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] ).

Posted on: Thu, 01/15/2004 - 12:28pm
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I didn't realise this thread existed [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
#1 Son (20 years old)
- latex, banana, both mild
- grass, severe
- some tree pollen, severe
- peanut, hazelnut, mild
- ragweed, mild
#2 Son (17 years old)
- peanut, anaphylactic (greater than 100)
- cashew, severe
- hazelnut, almond, moderate
- soy, moderate
(he avoids all legumes and nuts)
Husband - None
Me - Codeine (that doesn't count, does it?)

Posted on: Thu, 01/15/2004 - 3:07pm
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Me- dust, dust mite, cat, dog, cockroach, most tree and grass pollens, and more I can't remember (no foods)
Logan -allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, soy, milk, wheat, barley, cats, dogs and house dust. Skin tests only identified 3 of 7 foods, RAST identified others. GI reactions to all other foods that have been challenged, possibly due to eos disease. Currently consuming only Alimentum and Neocate One +. (Since 15 months)
Hannah - so far, so good. Her skin breaks out from any wipes, shampoos, etc. though. So we are water only for her.

Posted on: Sat, 01/17/2004 - 3:26am
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Mine just seems to keep growing... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Pollen-if it's green and pollinates, I'm allergic to it..so that covers trees, weeds, flowers, and grass. The worst is alder.
Cat dander
Cat saliva
dust
Oral Allergy Syndrome to...
apples
peaches
pears
kiwi
necterines
cherries
plums
apricots
Allergy pick tested and allergic to
(I think it's related to the OAS)
almonds
walnuts
hazelnuts
.....and now having anaphylaxis to peanuts.
AGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!! When is it going to stop?!
dh-grass, dust, feathers, codiene
son-breaks out when he eats pineapple, but I wouldn't consider it an allergy
[This message has been edited by KarenH (edited January 17, 2004).]

Posted on: Sun, 01/18/2004 - 2:29pm
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Simply re-raising for sillyfeline to show her she's not alone here on the board. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sun, 01/18/2004 - 11:36pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Alternative to Mainstream:
[b]Simply re-raising for sillyfeline to show her she's not alone here on the board. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
[/b]
Perhaps sillyfeline could corespond with one of these people with multiple food allergies ato see how they cope with day to day life and to get support. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Good thread to raise Cindy.

Posted on: Mon, 01/19/2004 - 12:36am
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erik, thank-you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I was hoping it might be helpful. I'd like to re-raise the cross-reactive thread as well.
I know a couple of years ago there was one member who really wanted part of the board to be devoted to multiple food allergies because she was dealing with more than PA or even PA/TNA and it's posted somewhere on this board (just can't remember where) that we were going to approach Chris about that. I don't know if it ever happened.
That may even be why (the other member's and my discussion in another thread) I raised this question.
I also don't see why, if there isn't a section of the discussion board devoted to MFA's that it couldn't be a thread running in Off Topic. I've personally never felt the need to start that because I'm dealing solely with PA (touch wood) right now. But someone else certainly could and no one would say anything nasty about it.
I'll get my head bitten for this one, but I don't even know if POFAK could be useful to a MFA adult. Simply because of it's title Parents of Food Allergic Kids, I'm sure to get bitten for that one, but still.
If it were me (which it isn't), I would raise MFA's as an Off Topic thread. There is SO much support (and all those other words I regularly use) here and not simply for PA.
My dog stole a chicken breast out of the kitchen earlier (cooked). I have to find out where he went to eat it. I know he scarfed it down somewhere, leaving an upturned plate on the floor, but I don't know if he ate the bones or not. Little bug.
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 01/19/2004 - 12:05pm
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As a PA/TNA adult, I have to say Cindy (and Erik too) that I found a ton of support on this board, even though it was me and not my son that's PA. Everyone here has always been most helpful, and even with the issues I've had with my child (learning disabilities), everyone was very understanding and empathetic.
With my figuring out my allergies as well, everyone offered much support and advice.
You can only do so much, and then people have to help themselves. As much as I love PA.com, the internet is a poor choice for the ONLY support system to have. Supplemented by family, friends, etc being around you it's great-but relying solely on the Net to bring you advice and link you to people is a bad idea, I think. I hope silly feline finds what she needs. But really, at this point I don't think the Net has what she's looking for.

Posted on: Tue, 01/20/2004 - 12:14pm
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There is an email list (and also a corresponding bulletin board) which was originally for multiple-food-allergy adults and teens, but is open to parents of FA children.
It's called [url="http://www.angelfire.com/mi/FAST/"]FAST[/url] .
When folks with PA show up over there, I frequently refer them to this site, as it's far more specific.
It's a useful site for those of us who aren't kids or parents. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] There are plenty of parents there, too, but not so many that those of us who aren't kids feel outnumbered.
ygg

Posted on: Tue, 01/20/2004 - 3:01pm
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Erik and Cindy you guys are very supportive. You both have so much info and I have learned quite a bit from the two of you and everyone else here. THANKS [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
My son is MFA and enviromental. He will have these allergies the re3st of his life. We have not found out all the enviromental things yet. Testing next week. Will let you all know how it goes. Here is a list of all his food allergies:
Peanuts
Tree nuts
Eggs
Fish
Shellfish
a food preservative
and a food dye
lactose intolerant
asthma
excema
I feel the list will grow next week [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
But wish us luck [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 01/20/2004 - 3:23pm
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15 year old boy: milk (CAPRAST Class 6), egg(CR 4), peanut(CR Class 4), tree nuts(CR Class 2-4), coconut(CR class 2 - avoid due to anaphylactic reaction age 11 months), shellfish(CR class 2 - completely avoid since it's fairly easy - we'll possibly challenge a shell fish but DS not too interested). He has a CapRast Class 3 to Wheat but since it doesn't cause breathing problems and he avoids so many other foods, he's decided to keep eating it - might be a source of his of Eczema.
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[url="http://www.seattlefoodallergy.org"]www.seattlefoodallergy.org[/url]
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Posted on: Tue, 01/27/2004 - 4:19am
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Me ~ none
DH ~ none
Dougie ~ peanuts, tree nuts, dogs, grass, pollen, molds, weeds, trees, dust (basically everything environmental)
Dougie is taking Zyrtec twice a day and also getting allergy shots.
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Cher ~
Dougie 12/14/01

Posted on: Tue, 01/27/2004 - 6:09am
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O.K here goes:
Husband ~ none
Me ~ Chicken, kidney beans, green pepper, trout, clams, watermelon, strawberries, cats, dogs, dust, mold, trees, grass, pollen, ragweed, severe hayfever, had allegy shots for 4 years worked like a charm.
DS#1~ sulfa drugs, cats, dogs
DS#2 ~ mild dog and cat
DD ~ had egg and soy-grew out of them, peanuts, almond, cashew, hazelnut, brazilnut, pecan, walnut, pistachio, cats, dogs, Amoxicillan, Zithromax, hayfever in summer, asthma, mild eczema.
My maternal grandparents both had hayfever and asthma.
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Alicia, mom to:
Edward-20 years-non PA
Cody-8 years-non PA
Shaylyn-4 years-PA/TNA,Asthma

Posted on: Mon, 12/31/2001 - 6:43am
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DH - environmental; occasional reacations to citrus & nightshades
DS #1 - Environmental; kiwi; asthma
DS #2 - Peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, chick peas; environmental; antibiotics; asthma
Myself - Does the computer have enought memory for my list? LOL! Tons of bad environmental; most fresh fruits and veggies (can eat them cooked); lentils; asthma.
Yeah, I'd say there is a powerful genetic component working here. The heck with the other theories! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img]
Amy
Amy

Posted on: Mon, 12/31/2001 - 8:00am
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myself nothing
husband nothing
Luke nothing
Nick peanuts. Has appt with allergist for retesting. Will test everything except peanuts.
I consider us pretty fortunate.
Kim

Posted on: Mon, 12/31/2001 - 8:45am
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In our family:
Husband - tree nuts, fruits and grass

Posted on: Mon, 12/31/2001 - 8:51am
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Let's try this again. In our family:
Husband - tree nuts, fruits, and grass
Daughter #1 - nothing that we are aware of,
does have Russell-Silver
Syndrome (growth disorder and
takes daily injections of
growth hormones)
Daughter #2 - Peanuts, eggs, soy, dust mites
cats, dogs, asthma, eczema and
Russell-Silver Syndrome (daily
injections also like big Sis)
Myself - strawberries and Keflex

Posted on: Mon, 12/31/2001 - 8:51am
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Me - penicillin, declomycin
DH - environmentals
#1 son - PA/TNA, penicillin, some environmentals
#2 son - none yet
I also feel we are very blessed to have this short list.
[This message has been edited by Lam (edited January 01, 2002).]

Posted on: Mon, 12/31/2001 - 8:23pm
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Hi there
ME beesting,cats,mould,dustmite,pollens/grasses
HUSBAND
Grasses/Pollens
DAUGHTER (3yo)
Peanut,assorted treenuts,dust mites,grasses,cats,?
DAUGHTER (1yo)
problems with several legumes incl peas and beans (not peanuts though) vanilla, tomato?

Posted on: Tue, 01/01/2002 - 3:09am
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Hubby > grass, hay fever
me > grass, hay fever, cats/dogs/any furry animal, anchovies, iodine, penicillin
son > peanuts, eggs, possibly chickpeas, hay fever, any furry animal, dust
daughter > milk so far. too young to be tested

Posted on: Tue, 01/01/2002 - 9:12am
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I forgot asthma. Asthma with Jesse (PA) and now what is called Reactive Airway Disease (really asthma?) with Ember.
As DH and I age we're finding that we're getting bronchial with each virus that we get, something that both of us did as children.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 01/01/2002 - 1:11pm
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Hello and Happy New Year to ALL!
I myself am allergic to cats, dogs,(dander, birds and feathers. Dust and dust mites. I also have asthma. I am allergic to penicillin and asprin.
#1 Son - amoxicillin. He gets dry patches. He has cronic ear infections and has had tubes twice.
#2 Son - Peanuts, garlic, oats, rice, white potato, beef, chicken, lamb, and Grass mix. He tested negative to strawberries and oranges but breaks out every time he even touches them. He also has touch allergies. He breaks out from the touch of watermelon and raw eggs.
Medicines are Amoxicillin, zithromax, augmenton and dimetapp. He has pre-asthma (our dr's call it that). He had is tonsils and adnoids out already and has had tubes in his ears 3 different times.
#3 Son. amoxicillin. He has a touch of pre-ashtma and also a touch of eczema. He also has had tubes in his ears.
The ex is not allergic to anything.
In my family my mother, grandmother and great-grandfather all have or had food allergies. My grandmother who is now 81 was allergic to peanuts and all other nuts but she outgrew all of her allergies and eats peanuts today.
Best wishes to all,
Renee

Posted on: Tue, 01/01/2002 - 1:30pm
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Okay, are you sure you really want ours?? LOL
Me - egg, milk (only bothers me in large quantities), tomatoes, bananas, avocado, hazelnuts (anaphylactic), peanuts (anaphylactic), shellfish, cats, dogs, fungus, grass, trees, dust, weeds, penecillin. Asthma.
DH - avocados, bananas, asprin, ibuprofin (sp?), grass, trees. Asthma.
Logan - peanuts, tree nuts, oysters, mustard, egg, clam, corn, milk, white potato, soy, coconut, carrot, catfish, yeast, nutmeg, buckwheat. (Because of cross reactivity we avoid all fish, shellfish, and legumes.) Most enviros, cat, dog and Duricef (antibiotic). He also has a growth disorder and takes daily growth hormone injections. Asthma.
Lauren - peanuts and shellfish. She tested neg. for all her enviros but she has seasonal problems so will be re-testing her now that she's 3. Has occasional trouble with wheezing but only when sick.
Rebekah

Posted on: Thu, 01/03/2002 - 2:05pm
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me -
minor=pennicillin, grass, mold, dust,
plums, peaches (skin only)
hubby -
none
#1 son -
none
#2 son - (twin)
severe= Peanuts,Apples,Peaches
minor=hazelnut,pear,cherries,carrots,
and strawberries
(asthma)
#1 daughter - (twin)
minor skin rash to strawberries, pineapple, chocolate
(but absolutely loves Peanut butter!) She was born with Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (form of heart murmur-no need for
treatment yet.)
Interestingly:
Paternal Great Grandpa - strawberries
Paternal Grandma - several medications
Maternal Grandpa - aspirin
(no problem til 40 years old!)
Maternal Sister - Milk, misc environmental
[This message has been edited by Ann S (edited January 04, 2002).]

Posted on: Thu, 01/03/2002 - 3:56pm
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DH - Some medications.
Me - Penicillian, (sp?) Logan berries, cats, many tree and grass pollens.
Son #1 PA, walnuts, brazil nuts, hazelnuts, cats, grass, trees,
Son #2 cats, and don't know what else.

Posted on: Thu, 01/03/2002 - 7:04pm
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Ok. Here's ours...
Me-- dust, mold, cats, unknown floaties in the air, prob milk (though not severe, and only if I hae a fair amount of it), and maybe dogs. I also have asthma, and break out in hives in warm/hot water.
Dh-- a ton of floaties in the air. He knows some of them, but I never can remember them. lol
Meagan-- milk, eggs, strawberries, red dye, and some unknown floaties. Just got the official dx of asthma last month, but it's only mild so far.
Matt-- peanuts (anaphylactic), brazil nuts, hazelnuts, pecans, almonds, coconut (severe to oil, never tried it whole and not about to), carrots, peaches, watermelon, Amoxicillin, band-aid adhesive, something in his original MedicAlert bracelet (prob. nickel), some unknown floaties, and prob. dogs. He also just got the official dx of asthma last month. His is still just 'mild' too, though more severe than his sister's. He breaks out in hives in warm/hot water, too. And has even broken out in hives in cool water twice. He is also seeing an endocrinologist for growth delay. No dx (other than 'growth delay') yet, though.
I think that's it. LOL

Posted on: Thu, 01/03/2002 - 8:13pm
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Here goes
Me--Cats
Husband--Cats,pollen
Chris-- peanuts,blackwalnuts,dust mites,asthmatic
Jennifer--Severe to cats like chris with nuts. environmental,molds,dust mites,Hayfever kind of things.
Stephen-- not sure of any yet. Possibl mold
As someone else said we are pretty lucky people. Everything is controllable in a way. claire

Posted on: Fri, 01/04/2002 - 4:26pm
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Ann S, welcome!
skanb, you're still posting! I'm trying to reach you off-the-board to see if your 6 year old son is still interested in being in the PA Penpals thread. Could you please contact me if you see this? Many thanks!
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 01/18/2002 - 5:43am
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We are allergic to nothing except peanuts.
Occasionally, we will have to have a decadron shot in the fall or early spring, but nothing else has shown up on allergy tests. Jim ,my husband, will sometimes break out with a rash but the doctor decided it was not allergies. Puzzling? huh Cammie

Posted on: Fri, 01/18/2002 - 10:17am
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On my list are peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, egg, milk, fish and some tropical fruits, among others.
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Posted on: Fri, 01/18/2002 - 11:24am
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Interesting that you didn`t think wheat would be one of yours and it turned out to be. What do you make of that? You really have a long list of restrictions. One of my two PA kids has a long list also, but not as long as yours. I don`t let him eat restaurant food either. Wheat is a really hard one to avoid, probably harder than any of the others. My son lived on pasta until we figured out he was allergic to wheat. Are you going to make big changes in your diet because of it or keep eating it since wheat hasn`t given you sypmtoms in the past?

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dad of three:
Good questions.
I already knew something was up given reactions to several foods, but before the testing last month, even my allergist doubted that I could be allergic to so many foods. When he saw the results, he finally believed me. (Doctors are such numbers people. Now he has his numbers. )
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Well, I have to say that my son`s "long" list is nowhere near as long as yours. One is allergic to peanuts, some tree nuts(we avoid all tree nuts of course), egg, and wheat. The other is just PA. My daugher has no allergies, thank goodness. I know families with different kids all with different allergies, and they either have to unnecessarily restrict everyone`s diet or serve each kid a different meal.
The one who is only PA is a breeze to manage, compared to the other. The one with multiple food allergies eats a lot of rice and chicken. Fortunately, no one in our family is allergic to soy. When you are allergic to so many things and have to use substitutes, soy is hard to avoid. My wife cooks almost everything at home, but we do use some processed foods. We just read the ingredients and watch for those "may contains". However, your situation is totally different because your list is really much longer. Our allergist told us the absolute least allergenic food is rice. It is so unfortunate that you are allergic to it. And apples seem like a really unusual allergen, too. It must be really hard for you to figure out what to eat. We haven`t given any of our kids shellfish, because it just seems so high risk. One hope for you is that our allergist says within a few years there should be some sort of a shot for people with severe food allergies. It seems like someone like you would be a prime candidate, since it`s not like you just have to avoid one or two foods. That would really make your life much easier.

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Exactly. (re: being a good candidate for the anti-Ige shots)
In truth, though, rice is a major allergen in Asia. (I'm not Asian, though) In North America, peanut seems to be the major offender.
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Posted on: Sat, 01/19/2002 - 4:42am
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Me-none
Husband-none
daughter-peanut, eggs and very mild eczema. Nothing else so far.
After reading some of the above, I really have to stop and count my blessings!!!

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Me-none
Husband-none
daughter-peanut, eggs and very mild eczema. Nothing else so far.
After reading some of the above, I really have to stop and count my blessings!!!

Posted on: Sat, 01/19/2002 - 7:39pm
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Hello, Anna,
Just a quick question, can you only eat white rice ? , does brown cause more problems or doesnt it matter. ?
Can you eat lamb as well as beef?
Thank goodness you can eat cooked apples , but they cross react with other fruit ? Are you allergic to fruit pollen? . If you are , are your reactions to fruit worse during the pollen season?
sorry , just being nosey!!
my son has most of the allergies,
peanuts eggs , legummes, (this year can eat frozen peas!hurrah!!!!, ...but doesnt like them....sigh)
yeast extract, mustard (stay away from seeds where poss)
cats, dogs , dustmite, oh, and hamsters (well why not!)
Other family allergies, my side , me ezcema,
williams grandparents, asthma , uncle asthma , ezcema .aunt, asthma. great uncle, severe asthma, shell fish allergy. great grandfather, ezcema .
My husband,
asthma, hay fever,
williams aunt, allergic to bees/ wasps.
On a completly different question, to those with asthma.... so, most of you , when you go grocery shopping does your asthma play up when they are pumping out the fumes of bread cooking? I only ask because a saw a elderly asthmatic man having real trouble he had to sit on the floor for a while to get his breath. I just wondered if there was a concection.I find that the rows of cleaning products do "Burn " my throat sometimes , although i am not asthmatic , its the combination of clothes powders and bleach fumes , yuk. I get the same feeling in the summer when we drive past certain fields in the summer , ( blimey ,i sound like a right wimp!) .
Basically i am asking if these fumes are a health risk , due to peanut and seed traces in the air?
bye sarah

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Hi, Sarah.
Good question. I have some white rice cooking right now, in fact. I'm not sure about the allergy difference between brown and white rice. Theoretically, I'd imagine that the protein content would be the same. Hmm.
I ate lamb last year, and it was fine. Most of the year, however, it's too fatty to eat, I find. I'll stock up this spring. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I'm allergic to tree pollens, which probably led to the cross-reacting fruit allergy. But again, I'll try the cooked, and see how it turns out.
I've been told that allergies can be worse during pollen/hayfever seasons, and I think I'll begin keeping a journal to see for myself.
Thanks!

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ME- Hayfever
DH- some pollens, pretty mild, allergic to mosquitos, bee, wasp stings, no anaphlactic reaction persay,major swelling at sight of sting
DS #1 - peanuts, hayfever, some grasses, dust mites, dog cat
DD- Pecans, major springtime allergies as well as hayfever, dust mites dog and cat
DS#2- 18 months old am sure he has some but don't know yet

Posted on: Tue, 01/22/2002 - 11:58pm
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Hi!
Me-seasonal allergies (early spring and about 6 weeks in the fall)-definitely ragweed involved.
Hubby-grasses, molds (had severe asthma as a child but hardly bothered by them now...which is just as well since he suffers from other health problems/chronic pain) He did have allergy shots as a child.
Isaac(6 1/2)-no known allergies (although he is currently suffering from a rare skin condition called Mucha-Haberman disease in which doctors do not know what causes it but think it has some sort of immune system connection-his case is one of the worst seen by ped. derm.)
Alyssa(5 yrs.)-peanut, tree nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews for sure), cats,dustmites, molds and recently added egg- she is allowed to have them cooked in cakes and things but not directly, although we are currently trying to find out why she is constantly complaining of a mild stomachache.
Micah(almost 3)- wheat (I list this first because this is the one that originally caused an anaphylactic reaction), peanut, tree nuts, egg, dairy, dustmites, molds, cats.
Although Micah has not had peanuts/tree nuts/eggs ever (unless unknown exposure or through breastmilk) he has been tested regularly and the exact same allergens show up!
Micah has moderate asthma and Alyssa has mild asthma.
tkiamly

Posted on: Wed, 01/23/2002 - 9:05am
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Tucker has peanuts, egg yolks, egg whites, watermelon, canteloupe, kiwi, onions.
We only worry about peanuts because it is the only one that could kill him. The rest we just casually avoid.
He has also tested positive to other things like beef, pork, and grapes but he shows absolutely no reaction and eats these things all the time. False positives on the test? Who knows...

Posted on: Wed, 01/23/2002 - 9:28am
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me - none
DH - hayfever as a child but still allergic to pollen from olive trees (he is half Spanish and this bothers him if we go to Spain on hols in the spring)
FIL - cats
MIL - skin on hazlenuts
SIL - asthma
husband's grandmother - milk
Four year old son had severe eczema now gone but allergic to:
peanuts
kiwi fruit
pepperoni
raw/lightly cooked egg
fish (developed this allergy within the last few months)
baked beans (ditto)
CAP Rast 2 for milk (but has never reacted - unlike all the above)
house dustmite
timothy grass
horse
My 18 month old daughter is allergic to:
fish (fifth exposure to cod - has not been given any other fish)
baked beans
(has never been exposed to nuts or eggs)
garlic - just become allergic to this after having it for months
unknown environmental reaction
She has skin prick tested postive for cod but CAP RAST was negative and her total Ige was normal but she is definitely an allergic child

Posted on: Thu, 02/07/2002 - 8:39am
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Me- moderate eczema, moderate nickle allergy,
contact allergy to something in certain antibacterial soaps, hayfever (never have been tested.
DH- allergic to amoxicillian, seasonal allergies, childhood milk and soy allergies, thankfully outgrew those.
Jason- severe eczema, allergic to shellfish, peanuts, treenuts, sesame, coconut, eggs, oats, wheat, soy, fresh peaches/apricots/nectarines, horse dander, cat dander, cedar, juniper, dust mites, grass.
Joey- no known allergies, outgrew mild eczema
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Cheryl, mom to Jason (4) and Joey (2)

Posted on: Sat, 02/09/2002 - 8:49am
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Me--none
Husband--environmental
Evan--peanuts, environmental, amoxicillin, asthma
Owen--none

Posted on: Fri, 02/15/2002 - 9:57pm
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Me:
Birchtree
Oak
Timothy Grass
Fresh thin-skinned fruits
"" vegetables
treenuts
Mother: Mushrooms, Hayfever
Brother: Hayfever excema
Brothers: & Sisters execma
Aunt: Medications
Cousin: Peanuts
I recently was planning to be food challenged at Mass General in Boston because my RAST tests came back neg. for all nuts although I had reactions when younger and have avoided them diligently since. Skin tests to other allergies were positive.
I was told that the nut allergies were cross related to the fruit allergies which were cross related to the birch allergy so, the nut (mainly walnut, almond & hazlenut) may not show up on the RAST tests but, I was still probably allergic to them if I had had any reaction to them at all.
The Allergist did not reccommend a food challenge because he said they would probably NOT be conclusive since reactions can vary at any time. He told me there was no way to be sure I would or would not react to nuts since the reaction stems from the Birch allergy. And, he was quite sure I would not outgrow the Birch allergy. He suggested that I contine to avoid nuts. He did a CAP RAST retest for most of the allergies but, said the results would probably be the same and inconclusive. I am confused and extreemly disappointed. What is the point of the tests? I feel I will never have a normal life since almost everything revolves around food and nuts are never going away. In fact they seem to be gaining popularity in manufactured foods and restaurants.
I always thought Oral Allergies were fairly benign but, apparently everything is related. Here is a website that addresses this.
[url="http://cgi.cadvision.com/~allergy/Oral_Food_Allergy.htm"]http://cgi.cadvision.com/~allergy/Oral_Food_Allergy.htm[/url]
I posted this on the Main Discussion Board under ALERT Oral Allergy & Nuts 2/16/02. Please respond there since this string is not about this topic.
Thanks,
Christine
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Posted on: Sat, 02/16/2002 - 12:58pm
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Hi!
Hmmmm...
ME: peanuts/tree nuts, all fish, asthma, eczema, grass,dust etc.,cats, dogs, horses etc.
DH:asthma/hayfever
DD:anaphylactic to dairy,eggs,peanuts,(assuming treenuts for now),pollens,dustmites,cats
DS:NO KNOWN ALLERGIES (he's 3yrs old)
jillsmom

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