new here, 13 mo.old just diagnosed with PA

Posted on: Wed, 06/26/2002 - 1:49pm
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pMy 13 mo. old had a mild localised skin reaction to peanut butter she touched ("mild" as classified by the dr., I thought it was devastating to see the whites of her eyes bulge out in front of her pupils). Anyhow, it's great to know there are some friends out there with similar situations. Thank you./p

Posted on: Thu, 06/27/2002 - 10:30am
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Hi! Welcome to the board. My son's first and only reaction was due to skin contact. It is scary and then you spend endless hours wondering what would have happened if he ate it??? He was 12 months at the time. You will find a lot of information and support here. There have been some people harrassing lately, but they will go away soon enough. I saw that you are in MD. I lived in Annapolis for a bit, but am in Minnesota now. Best wishes! Lisa

Posted on: Thu, 06/27/2002 - 10:53am
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Hi! My son's first reaction was also to skin contact at 11 mos. He is now 6, has been reaction-free for 5 years, and recently passed a contact challenge - no reaction whatsoever to a glob of pb on the back of his hand for 20 minutes! Although his CAP RAST is too high for the doctor to consider an oral challenge, I just wanted to let you know that this really is manageable once you get the hang of it and there is hope that things will improve! Best of luck to you!

Posted on: Fri, 06/28/2002 - 5:56pm
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My son, too, had his first (known) reaction to merely touching pb. He was 6mo and touched a bite of a pb+j to his mouth. His second (known) reaction came at 10mo when he just held the bite of pb+j his sister handed him. I threw the pb out that day.
He's 3.5y now and while he has reactions from time to time...it hasn't been to peanuts. =) It does indeed become easier to manage and deal with as time goes by. The first 2 or 3 months are pure paranoia. You panic over everything and never stop looking intently at your child for signs of a reaction. Once you find your own comfort level when it comes to foods and situations, though, and your child has been reaction-free for awhile, it becomes easier. That's not to say you become less cautious, just that it's easier. The paranoia fades, and you begin to move ahead with your life. Things become normal once again...even though the word 'normal' has been redefined.
Did your doctor give you a prescription for an EpipenJr? I wonder because the doctor declared the reaction 'mild'. Mild reactions to peanut are certainly possible, but some doctors fail to realize/understand that all peanut allergies are *potentially* very dangerous indeed and therefore don't always give out prescriptions for the EpipenJr. If you don't have a script for one...do get one! The most important thing in peanut allergy management is, of course, to avoid peanuts in any form. The second most important rule in peanut allergy management is to ALWAYS have an EpipenJr with you and to know when and how to use! =)
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