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Posted on: Sat, 09/28/2002 - 2:46am
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LDR and Gail W. You have brought up a good point that I had not considered. Since this allergy is life threatening and life long, it should be considered 'severe' in anyone. And I agree, it should never be considered a 'mild' condition. But, on behalf of those who do use the term 'severe' I thought I might try to explain why. Some people who do not understand PA will take you a little more seriously if you call it a 'severe allergy'and not just an allergy. They seem to think its just a little discomfort, no big deal. But the one little word 'severe' can change their perception. It has become habit to call it severe or life-threatening and that habit can fall over into this forum, even though it is a bit redundant. And, I also think that I tend to call it severe because my son's reactions are not limited to injestion. He is sensitive to touching even trace amounts. But, again, I think this is to try to raise other people's awareness. To try to get them to see that this is not about a runny nose and a few hives. It is deadly.
This is just my opinion and I hope I have been able to explain in a way that makes sense. Thank you for opening my eyes to a different perspective.
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Posted on: Mon, 09/30/2002 - 6:56am
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This information is taken from a study Anaphylaxis Canada did on the deaths of 32 people from anaphylaxis.
"6/32 people had experienced "mild" reactions in the past. 5/30 had never reported their symptoms to a physician."
So, no, IMO, it's not possible to say with any certainty that you're only a "little" allergic.
Carolyn
P.S. MeCash!! How are you doing? Sorry to hear you're seeing signs of PA with your dd now. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] I'm wondering how your son is making out lately? We should get in touch again. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 10/01/2002 - 1:37am
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[I'm wondering how your son is making out lately? We should get in touch again. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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My son is doing so much better now it's not even funny. He's being homeschooled (I gave up fighting the schools on all fronts - Asperger's especially), is much happier and hasn't had an asthma attack or rash since we found out about the PA. He says to his friends, "Does it have peanuts? I can't have peanuts. I'm allergic!" all the time now. Not yet 7, but VERY aware of what hurts him. Thanks so much for asking.
I had kind of dropped off this board for a while, because of his diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome and was delving into that for quite some time. Now that I took him out of school, he's so much happier and doing so much better that I don't even notice those issues much either.
How's everything with you? Email me privately anytime if you'd like.
~Melanie

Posted on: Tue, 10/01/2002 - 2:48am
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No.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 10/05/2002 - 11:41pm
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Raising for rsammon and mitch'smom.
Thanks,
Gail

Posted on: Fri, 02/14/2003 - 1:56pm
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