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Posted on: Sat, 04/05/2003 - 1:34pm
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Joined: 11/02/2000 - 09:00

Francine7 (or anyone else who could help),
Is that NEJM article posted anywhere that I could access it? I don't want to pay to get a copy of it directly from NEJM.org. When I go there, I can see the abstract, but not the whole article. Does anyone happen to have it or know where else I could find it??

Posted on: Tue, 04/22/2003 - 4:43am
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Joined: 08/02/2002 - 09:00

My son's first reaction was at 14 months of age. I gave him a PB cookie. I didn't know better, but I do now. He ended up with watery eyes, runny nose and hives over 90% of his body. No reaction since and he is 2 now.
I will also say that I ate peanuts and PB during my entire pregnancy and while I was nursing.

Posted on: Sat, 07/24/2004 - 4:50am
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Simply re-raising. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 07/24/2004 - 12:38pm
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Joined: 03/24/2004 - 09:00

At 14 months my son had his first reaction. He is 19 months now and has had no reactions since the first one.
James 2yrs NKA
Ben 17 months PA,MA,possible EA, and SA

Posted on: Sat, 07/24/2004 - 1:52pm
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Joined: 02/23/2004 - 09:00

My son was 18 months old when his cousin gave him a bite of her PB&J sandwich. He went into anaphylactic shock right away. It was his first and only reaction. RAST test proved he is desperately allergic to all nuts..especially peanuts.

Posted on: Sun, 07/25/2004 - 5:43pm
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Joined: 07/20/2004 - 09:00

My son was 17 months when he tried my peanut butter and honey toast. I had never been told to avoid peanut butter and I lived on it during my pregnancies and while breast feeding. Evan's reaction was anaphylaxis - face swelling, edema on both eyes, just a few hives, trouble breathing... we took him to ER where PA was confirmed. His skin test and RAST tests show him at a 2, but I know that the number doesn't mean much. I saw his reaction!
I had no idea at the time that we had a family history of allergies. My brother has anaphylaxis to Penicillin and my MIL has tonnes of environmental allergies. I had no idea that severe food allergies were a risk for my children. Oh, what I wish I knew then!
Evan is now turning 7 and hasn't had a peanut reaction since his first. He did have an anaphylactic reaction to Ibuprofen (Advil) in May. This was his first reaction to a drug, and he has had Advil numerous times. It was definitely a reminder as to why we are vigilant to protect him from peanuts.

Posted on: Mon, 07/26/2004 - 2:18am
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Joined: 05/19/2004 - 09:00

My DS had his first reaction just a few months ago, at 16 months. He accidentally licked a spoon with some remnants of PB. I am not sure how much he actually swallowed, but it couldn't have been much. I ate PB practically every day of my pregnancy. I did stop eating it while breastfeeding when DS was diagnosed with infant eczema at 2 months and pediatrician suspected PB as the cause. Pediatrician warned me then that peanut allergies might be a concern, and DS's exposure at 16 months was accidental.

Posted on: Mon, 07/26/2004 - 3:38am
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Joined: 12/14/2003 - 09:00

Sariah had her first reaction at 15months (it was an anaphylactic reaction) and we did NOT give it to her.....my mother w/out thinking or asking gave a cracker w/ a tiny bit of peanut butter on it. Our plans were not to give it to her until age 5.

Posted on: Mon, 07/26/2004 - 6:48am
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Joined: 05/03/2002 - 09:00

austin had his first reaction at 9 months...anaphylactic. He was at daycare where the older kids in his group were having pbj for lunch...he was still on baby food. Still not sure how much was ingested, if any.....he ended up in ER from daycare and rec'd 3 shots of epi and benadryl.
since then, he has had 2 more reactions, one at 10 months and another just after his first bday....both pretty bad...to eggs.
So far so good...none since then and he just turned 3 in may.
take care and stay safe!

Posted on: Mon, 07/26/2004 - 7:43am
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Joined: 07/27/2003 - 09:00

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