When was your PA child\'s (or yourself) last reaction

Posted on: Wed, 03/17/2004 - 3:27am
MommaBear's picture
Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

to peanut prior to any diagnostic blood testing re: PA.

What tests were performed?


Disclaimer: I am not offering advice in any manner or form.

[This message has been edited by MommaBear (edited March 17, 2004).]

Posted on: Wed, 03/17/2004 - 3:30am
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Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

just linking. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 03/17/2004 - 9:17pm
MeCash's picture
Joined: 04/18/2001 - 09:00

My PA sons last reaction was over 3 years ago, prior to allergy testing. He did not have 'typical' reactions to peanuts. He had very severe asthma and nothing else. After the last major attack and over five very disconcerting hours at the after-hours clinic, he finally got referred to an allergist. He was five at the time. They did skin prick testing of over 44 allergens. He tested 4++ to peanuts and sage brush (which doesn't grow around here). They also did a blood test, the results of which I do not remember and at this point find entirely irrelevant, as removing peanuts and peanut containing products from his diet completely and entirely eliminated the asthma. He has not even mildly wheezed in over three years.
My PA daughters last reaction was when she was in the hospital in September, 2002. She had been given a peanut butter cracker and had hives that I only later associated with peanuts. I took her to the allergist, had the skin prick testing done with her, as well, and the only thing she was allergic to was peanuts 4++. I did not pursue blood testing as I already maintained a peanut free home, it just didn't seem necessary.

Posted on: Thu, 03/18/2004 - 4:19am
williamsmummy's picture
Joined: 03/26/2002 - 09:00

my boy had his first reaction at 12 months to touching peanutbutter, before he was tested. After his reaction to eating egg at 13 months we pushed for a referal .
William's first reaction was mild because he was on twice daily doses of piriton to help him sleep as his skin was so bad!
hives/skin flushing/glazed eyes/itching like mad!
allergies to date, raw egg/all beans/peanut/kiwi fruit/marmite and bovril( high histamine foods) dog, cat, tree pollen, dustmite, and a touch of hay fever!

Posted on: Fri, 03/19/2004 - 2:17pm
Driving Me Nutty's picture
Joined: 05/01/2003 - 09:00

My dd's first noticed reaction was at 21 months to peanut residue in my saliva after I licked my finger to do the 'mom' thing and clean food off her face. Local hives were the only reaction.
RAST - class 5
She turns 3 in June so we haven't had her tested for other nuts yet.
Mom to Karissa June-01 (PA >100 CAP RAST)

Posted on: Fri, 03/19/2004 - 2:31pm
attlun's picture
Joined: 06/13/2003 - 09:00

Trevor's touched PB at 12 months, immediate hives, runny nose. Had a RAST done at 13 months. Results were I think a 14 (level 1 or 2). Now he is 80 something (level 5).
Trevor age 2 -PA
Harmony age 1 -KNA
It's a BOY!!! due June 24, 2004

Posted on: Fri, 03/19/2004 - 11:03pm
Dunpun's picture
Joined: 01/26/2004 - 09:00

My ds's 1st reaction was to a "may contain". I did not know what was wrong with him, it was so scary. I also did not know what it was to at the time. 2nd reaction prior to testing was to a bite of a cookie which had a small amount of PB in it. 3rd time, he ate one reece's piece, which was his last & most severe reaction last summer.
We then had his RAST test. It was 4 to peanut, milk(which he seems to tolerate in small amounts) i.e. he does not consume any dairy products like milk, cheese, butter, etc. but can tolerate milk ingredients in foods??? and also he was in the same category for tree nuts.
He also had a scratch test in January which showed peanut & milk seeming to be the worst. The doctor did not scratch test for any tree nuts though (I'm sure he's never had any other nuts of any kind & hopefully never will)

Posted on: Sat, 03/20/2004 - 1:07pm
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Joined: 10/27/2003 - 09:00

My child had multiple PA reactions, several of which were anaphylactic. We thought they were stomach viruses and/or asthma attacks (how stupid were we?).
Since diagnosis, DD has had no reactions. She was initially skin tested (4+), and only CAP RASt tested last month. We were very glad but very confused that she was a level 3 for PA. It's odd that she was a level 3 and has had several anyaphylactic reactions. I am actually not telling any family that she was level 3, because I know the reaction would be "oh, good, we don't have to do all this stuff."

Posted on: Sat, 03/20/2004 - 11:08pm
MommaBear's picture
Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

I mean, how close in terms of hours, days, weeks, months, [i]years[/i] was the last [i]known[/i] reaction to the date tested?
My oldest cub was tested [i]the day of[/i] the last known reaction. (Physician ordered the test to be drawn [i]that day[/i].) I mean, prior to that the physician had already pronounced a diagnosis of "Peanut Allergy" and had not performed a "blood test" re: "Peanut Allergy".
Disclaimer: I am not offering advice in any manner or form. Merely asking a question and stating events as they happened to happen.

Posted on: Sun, 03/21/2004 - 3:19am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

We are probably in a minority because DS's testing was prior to his first anaphylactic reaction. He had been tested for a variety of food allergies at about 2 and peanut was one of them. He actually had his reaction just a few days after the testing - it was to a cross-contaminated product we "thought" was safe (we were too new to the allergy to know all the dangers yet). He had been exposed to peanuts at least once (and had eaten things like ritz bits cheese crackers) prior to testing, but had never had any major reactions. The last known ingestion was probably two or three months prior to testing.
[This message has been edited by Munchkin's Mom (edited March 21, 2004).]

Posted on: Sun, 03/21/2004 - 3:32am
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Joined: 01/26/2004 - 09:00

My ds's last reaction was about 3 weeks prior to his first allergy test which was RAST peanut/tree nut were rated 4/6.
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