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Posted on: Mon, 03/11/2002 - 5:05am
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Lea,
Hi and welcome. Can you get an allergist in your area? I would ask for a referral from your Doctor if you can, if not, ask your Doctor for a Cap Rast test. That's just so you can track from year to year here score that rates the severity of the allergy.
You already know she is allergic so it's not something you need right away, but it's available and if it's free, why not?
All I can tell you is read all the board, all sections, and you will understand what the basics are in keeping your daughter safe.
Everyone has their own comfort level so you will in time develop your own.
Talk to you soon.

Posted on: Mon, 03/11/2002 - 7:24am
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I echo the sentiments already posted... you are lucky (wellllll... sort of [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] ) to have found your daughter's allergy at such a young age. And to have already found this website as a resource is a tremendous advantage! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Depending upon how severe and sudden your physician thinks your daughter's reactions are likely to be and (perhaps most importantly) on whether she is ever cared for by someone other than yourself (daycare, babysitters), now might be a good time to introduce her to a Medic Alert bracelet. Our daughter has worn hers since she was 13 months old, and at 3 years old, it has never been taken off of her wrist. She barely notices it is there- so early is definitely better if you plan on having her wear one at all. Its also (I think) a bit easier with a girl since she may view it as "special jewelry" just for her. Our daughter was ironically thrilled with hers... mommy and daddy wear watches (which she covets deeply) and so- viola!- our daughter has a special bracelet instead.
Some children object to wearing the bracelets if they are not introduced until the school years... which is unfortunate, since this is an important safeguard that many schools will insist upon for your child's safety! We were advised to get our daughter accustomed to wearing one at a young age- so far so good.
Welcome! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 03/11/2002 - 1:43pm
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Posted on: Thu, 08/12/2004 - 9:25am
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Hi Julie, glad you found this site!
My son also had his first taste of peanut butter at 11 months, and reacted right away -threw up and broke out in hives. It didn;t progress any further, and it calmed down right away with Benadryl. But it's very important to know that the first reaction is usually not too severe, and is *not* indicative of what a subsequent reaction would be like. The frist reaction is kind of like a warning - any thereafter cou;ld be life threatening.
I'll try to answer some of your questions:
Quote:1. Can babies have a reaction with the first taste? Or does this mean she actually had it before and we didn't know it?
Yes, it can be at first taste - my son's was his very first taste, he definitely had never had anything with pb before.
Quote:2. Her reaction peaked and started to wind down before she even got Benadryl. No severe reaction other than the rash. Any chance this means she's not going to have the more severe reactions next time or that she could outgrow this?
My son's reaction was very mild - he didn't even cry or seem distressed, and it cleared up right away with the Benadryl. Yet, he has tested a 6 - the highest level of allergy. So I don't think you can tell by their first initial reaction. Supposedly there is a 20% chance of outgrowing the allergy, but that is usually if it is a "mild", ie low score, one. Did your doctor do a test yet?
Quote:3. My uncle has a horrible peanut allergy, so I wonder if it's possible to be inherited?
Food allergies can absolutely be inherited.
Keep reading and asking questions, this site is an amazing resource full of information!

Posted on: Mon, 08/16/2004 - 6:13am
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I am a newbie too! My son was diagnosed at age 1 .He had a reaction from SMELLING pb cookies baking. He has never eaten pb. When he was tested he had a full anaphylaxis episode in under 5 min. he is now 3 1/2 and starting preschool and i am scared. I nursed him like you,I wish somebody woulda told me not to eat pb then.My sis is also allergic so I think it is heredity. Mel

Posted on: Wed, 08/18/2004 - 2:16pm
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I am also new to this and am so overwhelmed and scared. My son's first few reactions were mild, thankfully. But, I now know the seriousness of this allergy and find myself almost paralyzed by the fear of his accidentally being exposed to peanuts. Is it possible to live a long life with this allergy? Does anyone know of any "older" adults who have lived with this their whole lives. I feel like it will be impossible for an accident to never happen and with the consequences being so severe, I am panicking. Also, I am finding that everyone in my family says they take it seriously, but CONSTANTLY forget!!! For example my mom is taking my son to a friend of hers tomorrow for lunch and the friend said she was making him chicken and maccaroni, but guess what the rest of the group is having - carmel apple salad with peanuts! And my mom didn't pick up on it....uuuggghhh. Is there any hope for our kids with this?

Posted on: Wed, 08/18/2004 - 3:10pm
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Yes, there is hope. My son is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, tomatoes, milk, soy, oats and fish.
He is 19 and starting his sophomore year at college 80 miles from home.
Lots of work, lots of training but we did fine and you will too.
Read more on this site and you'll find lots of adults who manage quite well.
Peggy

Posted on: Mon, 01/30/2006 - 8:00am
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Hiya Issy...First of all...Welcome!
I dont know if you posted your post in this thread by accident but you have posted it in "Restuarants" where maybe it will go un-noticed. There is a thread called "introducing your self" where maybe you will get some more replies.
Any questions just ask.
Arlene

Posted on: Mon, 01/30/2006 - 8:00am
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Hiya Issy...First of all...Welcome!
I dont know if you posted your post in this thread by accident but you have posted it in "Restuarants" where maybe it will go un-noticed. There is a thread called "introducing your self" where maybe you will get some more replies.
Any questions just ask.
Arlene

Posted on: Wed, 06/25/2008 - 7:33am
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Just wanted to say Hi and welcome,
My DS is 6 and allergic to peanuts and treenuts. DD has non-ige issues with Rice and Oat.
I'm sorry about your diagnosis. It is hard at first but it does get easier. Do you have any books on the subject yet. I found them to be helpful in addition to what you can find online. I really liked understanding and managing your childs food allergies by sicherer.

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