HAS ANYONE EVER OUTGROWN PA?

Posted on: Tue, 04/23/2002 - 4:48am
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pHI, MY 3 1/2 YEAR OLD SON HAS PA.WE FOUND OUT WHEN HE WAS 2.I HAVE READ SEVERAL ARTICLES SAYING THAT IF YOU ARE NOT EXPOSED TO PEANUTS FOR 2-4 YEARS THAT YOU MAY NO LONGER BE ALLERGIC.HE HAS HAD NO EXPOSURE FOR ALMOST 2 YEARS AND I WILL BE HAVING HIM RETESTED THIS SUMMER WHEN HE TURNS 4.I WAS JUST CURIOUS TO SEE IF ANYONE ELSE HAS OUTGROWN THIS ALLERGY. HIS ALLERGIST ALONG WITH MOST OTHERS SAY THAT YOU NEVER OUTGROW THIS ALLERGY,BUT I BELIEVE THAT WITH IT BEING SO COMMOM NOWDAYS,SOMETHING WILL BE DONE.I HAVE ALSO HEARD RUMOR OR A SHOT TO PREVENT A REACTION.HAS ANYONE HEARD OF THIS?br /
BRITNEY/p

Posted on: Wed, 04/24/2002 - 2:45am
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my husband claims to have outgrown peanut allergy there is really no medical records to support that he was ever actually allergic to peanuts. he vaguely remembers reacting to them as a child (along with pecans and walnuts too). since he does not like nuts or peanuts, he has never really had the occasion (fortunately)to find out which allergies are still there. two of our four kids are PA but not treenut allergic. joey

Posted on: Sun, 04/28/2002 - 7:05am
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I have been an avid reader but infrequent poster to this site. My 3 1/2 year old daughter had one reaction at day care at age 2 when given peanut butter on a cracker. I didn't witness it but was told that her face "blew up." The first allergist gave us a prescription for epipens, told me it was a lifelong allergy, and wished me luck- no education whatsoever. I then took her to Mt. Sinai, where she had a thorough evaluation and education about the allergy. She returned last month for follow-up, and both her skin and cap-rast tests were negative! She is having a food challenge at the end of June. I'm afraid to hope, but whatever her results, yes it is possible to outgrow.

Posted on: Thu, 05/09/2002 - 11:24pm
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At age 61, I think I am unlikely to outgrow PA. After a while, its just a pain but you learn to live with it.

Posted on: Sat, 05/11/2002 - 2:52pm
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Our allergist doesn't know if my son outgrew the allergy or had faulty testing (by another dr.) and was never allergic in the first place. He only had an ambiguous clinical reaction, but had "very high" RAST scores twice and a positive scratch test. We waited 2 years and tested again - negative skin and negative to oral challenge. Obviously, we feel very very fortunate.

Posted on: Sat, 05/11/2002 - 3:01pm
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Helen, that is very encouraging! What do you mean by "ambiguous clinical reaction"? What were his reactions that led you to get testing done? How many did he have? Sorry for being so nosy! Thanks for sharing.

Posted on: Sun, 05/12/2002 - 1:54am
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Love my C,
After years of eating PB, my son no longer wanted it in his lunch. We assumed he was just tired of it. A few months later, he was eating a peanut out of a trail mix and spit it out and said it was making his throat feel terrible. Later he said it felt like something was stuck in his throat. He tested "very high - 18" on the RAST so we assumed it was an allergic reaction. In hindsight, who knows - was this a reaction? He also broke out in full body hives, one eye swelled shut, after eating a pizza. Never did figure out that one although he had a cold at the time and apparently viruses can trigger hives.
Hope this helps.
Helen

Posted on: Mon, 05/20/2002 - 9:42pm
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I've heard of this happening, but as I was told when I inquired about it as a teenager is that even if it goes away, there is a chance of a more severe reaction after that.. So just stay away from the things..
It's better to live through life thinking that you're allergic and find out you're not, and think you're not and find out you are..

Posted on: Thu, 06/13/2002 - 8:45am
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Well, while meeting w/ our Allergist for the first time he said that is very, very unlikely that he could outgrow a peanut allergy...he exact words were "it just doesn't happen w/ peanuts".

Posted on: Thu, 06/13/2002 - 11:53am
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thank you,everyone for responding!at his last check up he was retest and yes,hes still very very allergic.our allergist also says that he will probably not out grow it but there will be a shot within the next year.it will prevent a severe reaction if someone were to come into contact with it.

Posted on: Mon, 06/17/2002 - 12:56am
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I have researched a drug called Hu-109 that is in phase II of clinical trials for peanut allergy. It is my understanding there is another drug that is in phase III of clinical trials. I know there is more than one company working on an anti-IgE injection. If anyone has knowledge of these trials please let me know. I have a severely food allergic 19 month old. He is allergic to nuts, peanuts, eggs and fish. Thank You, Tanya Maddux

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