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Posted on: Tue, 11/14/2006 - 10:25pm
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Since this thread has been re-raised, thought I would up-date my answer. My son has now had three cross-contamination reactions.
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Posted on: Wed, 11/15/2006 - 12:07am
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Quote:Originally posted by Precious1971:
[b] Is your child sensitive to citrus fruits? Or allergic? Cranberries carry a bitter, acidy taste, to me anyways.
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No - the more acidic, the better as far as he is concerned. He loves to suck on our lemons when we go out to eat. So far he has never had a reaction to cranberries - my MIL makes a relish from scratch and he has had the jellied version as well.
So, I'm thinking it was the cross contamination.
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Mommy to Aiden (1/26/05) PA,wheat,barley,soy,egg and others yet to be discovered and Connor (7/21/06) with possible egg allergy

Posted on: Wed, 11/15/2006 - 2:29am
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See my post of "don't eat out" when we nearly lost my son about one month ago from cross-contamination in a restaurant. Of course, by cross-contamination I am assuming another nut product was processed in a "peanut plant" and found its way into his dish.

Posted on: Fri, 11/17/2006 - 12:34am
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DD's for-sure anaphylactic reaction was to a chocolate-filled candy from a bag that also had peanut butter-filled candy. I wish I knew what brand so I'd know if they put peanut flour in all of the chocolates or if it was only cross-contamination. It would just help to understand what quantity she probably ingested, but I'll never know.
She had 2 other probable anaphylactic reactions before that after eating some kind of candy with may-contain labels and after eating sugar wafer cookies that have some kind of peanut warning. We didn't put the 2 things together at the time, eating may-contains and then having stomach upset and a bad asthma attack when she didn't have asthma. So I don't know brands, just that she ate different things than usual and they had warning labels.
She also got hives once at Taco Bell and once at KFC, and there's no explanation for that. They don't serve peanut products.

Posted on: Fri, 11/17/2006 - 1:23am
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KFC in the US carries Quaker bars ("may contain traces of peanut/tree nut") as a treat in the kids meals.
Dd had a reaction to off-brand cheese puff years ago; no "nut" ingred. listed on package. She broke out on her back and tummy with a rash from Blue Bunny ice cream (vanilla, no nuts listed) months ago. She has had a few rashes and hives that we had no clue what it could have come from. We have been very fortuniate, she hasnt had any major reactions since her diag. 5 years ago except to her skin tests at the allergist.

Posted on: Fri, 11/17/2006 - 12:16pm
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My son has had an anaphalactic reaction requiring epi pen and trip to ER to Chips Ahoy Cookies and Kellogg's Frosted Rice Krispies Cereal neither of which had any kind of warning on the label.

Posted on: Sat, 11/18/2006 - 12:44am
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My son reacted with hives all over his mouth from watermelon that was cross contaminated in a restaurant.
He has other fruit allergies (banana, kiwi etc) so not sure what it was.
At the time, he ate watermelon frequently but this day, he started with reflux and then got hives all over his mouth.
We brought the other food so I have to assume it was x contam.
Take care,
gina

Posted on: Sat, 11/18/2006 - 1:00am
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Milky way chocolate treat sized bar in Uk.
I was very lucky as this was a mild reaction, and all that happned is i got hives on my thigh and antihistimines solved it.
at the time it said "may contain traces of hazelnut" but we din't realize because we thought they were sfae until...one day!

Posted on: Sat, 11/18/2006 - 1:54am
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GinaC, my DD has problems with watermelon, banana and kiwi, too. They are all related to latex. She gets very red around her mouth when she eats watermelon, hives around her mouth from kiwi, and a tingly mouth from bananas. Her allergist did a blood test for latex recently because of this and the fact that she gets bumps under normal Band-aids that are left on a little too long, and she once may have gotten hives around her mouth from blowing up a balloon (or it may have been from something else). Her latex test came back mildly positive, so she's supposed to avoid latex until they test again 6 months later. It may not have anything to do with what happened to your child, but it just rang a bell with me.

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