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Posted on: Tue, 10/15/2002 - 1:15am
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Thanks for sharing, Erik. I am not alone in worrying about a youngster here, as you well know! Your posts are so helpful because of being an adult and knowing how it feels to eat the foods you vouch for!
What a bummer and so scary, however, to be out for an evening of fun, or vacationing in an unfamiliar place and to have a reaction. It is good you have not had more life-threatening experiences, but I dare say those reactions do not sound mild.
I agree it is best to keep things simple, some nice and safe choices until little ones can put words to all their physical feelings. Especially when some are quite into the drama of fake coughing @@! Have a nice day. Becca

Posted on: Tue, 10/15/2002 - 2:18am
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Hi Becca,
Yes.. I shouldn't really use the term "mild". In my mind, I guess I associate it as mild as I did not have anaphalaxis...
The marzipan reaction was the worst... massive hives, itchy, nausea, felt ill, etc all night. So not mild at all, but at least not anaphalaxis ...
But back when I was a child/teenager, allergy awareness was not as high.. I didn't even know about cross-contamination and didn't know what an epi-pen was. NOw that I know about it, I can avoid baked goods, etc so it is much easier to avoid peanuts (although I have had to give up a lot of food).
Have a great day!

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