YES-IT\'S POSSIBLE TO OUTGROW A PEANUT ALLERGY

Posted on: Thu, 02/14/2002 - 6:23am
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2 YEARS AGO MY THEN 2 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER HAD A RACTION TO EATING PEANUT BUTTER. TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT WE HAD HER RE-TESTED 6 MONTHS AGO(SKIN PRICK) AND SHE AGAIN TESTED POSITIVE BUT THE M.D SAID THERE STILL WAS A POSSIBILITY SHE OUTGREW IT. WE SCHEDULED A FOOD CHALLLENGE AND YUP, YOU GOT IT , NO REACTION AT ALL AFTER EATING PEANUT BUTTER FOR 6 HOURS. OF COURSE THIS WAS A VERY CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERE(IN THE HOSPITAL), THEY STARTED WITH A 1/16 OF A TEASPOON AND PROGRESSED TO 2 TEASPOONS. WE'RE REALLY GLAD WE TOOK THE CHANCE AND TRUSTED IN THE DOCTORS TO GO AHEAD WITH THIS....AS FUNNY AS IT SOUND A FEEL SUCH A SENCE OF FREEDOM FOR MY DAUGHTER....

Posted on: Fri, 02/15/2002 - 5:20am
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I am so happy for you and your child!!!

Posted on: Thu, 02/21/2002 - 11:29am
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I am so happy for you both. Congratulations!
I am curious to know how come you decided to go ahead with a food challenge when the skin prick was positive? Was it because the skin prick did not "show" very much?

Posted on: Tue, 02/26/2002 - 6:16am
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THE SKIN PRICK TESTED AROUND A 3. I'M NOT SURE EXACTLY WHAT THAT MEANS BUT IT WAS LESS THAN HER ORIGINAL TEST 2 YEARS AGO. ALSO, MY PEDIATRICIAN REFERRED US TO CHILDRENS HOSPITAL BECAUSE HE LIKES THEI APPROACH TO ALLERGIES. THAT'S WHERE HE TOLD ME ABOUT THE FOOD CHALLENGE. THE SPECIALIST TOLD ME THAT EVEN THOUGH SHE TESTED POSITIVE ON THE SKIN PRICK TEST THAT 50% OF KIDS THAT TEST POSITIVE ON THAT TEST ACTUALLY ARE NOT ALLERGIC AT ALL. CRAZY!!!

Posted on: Tue, 02/26/2002 - 7:23am
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STACIE,
Such great news for your family!! Yeah!!
Tammy

Posted on: Tue, 02/26/2002 - 11:22am
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Dont count your chickens yet! A food allergy can reoccur at any time and can sometimes be worse than before. Peanut allergy is the one you surely dont want to mess around with. Good Luck!

Posted on: Tue, 02/26/2002 - 11:24am
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Dont count your chickens yet! A food allergy can reoccur at any time and can sometimes be worse than before. Peanut allergy is the one you surely dont want to mess around with. Good Luck!

Posted on: Thu, 03/07/2002 - 5:32am
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THAT'S VERY INTERESTING TO HEAR BECAUSE THE SPECIALIST SAID THAT WOULD NOT BE THE CASE. HE TOLD ME I COULD THROW AWAY THE EPI-PEN(ALTHOUGH I HAVEN'T)SHE IS NO LONGER ALLERGIC. I'M GOING TO HAVE TO DO SOME RESSEARCH ON THAT. THANKS

Posted on: Thu, 03/07/2002 - 5:59am
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Stacie,
I'm glad your still reading even though your daughter passed the Food challenge.
This is a little dear to my heart as I am going to go a head with the Food Challenge with my son. My mind changes daily it seems, but I'm hoping to start with smell, then if he doesn't react to that, touch, if he doesn't react to that, then a little on the lip, if he doesn't react to that, a tiny amount in some pudding etc etc.
If I'm allowing my son to be challenged I'm going to have some say.
Austin's moms comment is totally warranted though, I think for those parents that have had children go through a anaphylactic episode, it's more scary to even contemplate.
Stacie, has your child ate any peanut, or peanut butter since this challenge? Please keep us updated.

Posted on: Thu, 03/14/2002 - 6:10am
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SMACK - I'M VERY EXCITED FOR YOU THAT YOU ARE CONSIDERING THE FOOD CHALLENGE. IT WAS THE BEST THING THAT I COULD HAVE DONE FOR MY DAUGHTER. I REALLY TRUSTED THE DOCTORS THAT WERE RUNNING THE TEST AND THEY ASSURED ME THAT THEY WOULD NOT EVEN HAVE CONSIDERED HER A CANDIDATE FOR THIS IF SHE HAD ANY REACTIONS IN THE PAST 2 YEARS. THE WAY I UNDERSTAND IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO POSSIBLY OUTGROW THIS ALLERGY IS FROM STRICT AVOIDENCE. WELL ANYWAY - TALK TO YOUR DOCTORS. MOLLY DOES NOT LIKE PEANUT BUTTER BUT HAS EATEN PRODUCTS CONTAINING NUTS AND FOODS PROCESSED IN A FACILITY MANUFACTURING PEANUT PRODUCTS. AND GUESS WHAT....NO REACTION AT ALL...WHEN ARE YOU SCHEDULED FOR THE CHALLENGE? MY DOCTOR WOULD NOT LET HER HAVE ANYTHING IN HER STOMACH FOR 12 HOURS BEFORE THE TEST AND HAD TO EAT THE PEANUT BUTTER STRAIGHT UP UNTIL THE VERY LAST TEST. THEY DIDN'T WANT ANYTHING IN HER SYSTEM TO OBSORB THE PEANUTS...GOOD LUCK.

Posted on: Mon, 04/01/2002 - 12:26pm
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Stacie, a student of mine who had been PA as a child had a challenge test 2 years ago and was told that he was no longer PA. They threw away all the epi pens and I think that he even occasionally ate peanut products. A few weeks ago, he was on vacation with his family and ate a peanut - wound up the ER with a reaction. His allergist said that he has seen children with reoccurences 4 times this year. He also said that he would never tell anyone that they are no longer peanut allergic again.

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