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Posted on: Fri, 11/03/2000 - 9:37am
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Amy Frankel, what you've posted about the recessive genes is so interesting. I am of European descent (English and French Canadian) and my husband is Palestinian Arab. We have two kids and one looks Arab while the other looks European (fair, light brown hair). It's the fair one who has asthma and food allergies.

Posted on: Fri, 11/03/2000 - 10:14am
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Sandra - my other son is darker haired/skinned, and while he does have asthma and seasonal allergies, they are not nearly as severe. Who knows - maybe there is something to this theory. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 11/03/2000 - 10:26am
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oops, I left out my family info..... my husband has environmental allergies (grass, pollen etc.. etc..) Also is anaphylactic to bee stings. He is of Irish & Scottish descent, Blue eyes, red hair, long eyelashes, 5'10 & normal weight. My girls are 2 years old and 4 months old, we don't know of any allergies. My 2 year old gets rashes on her face very easily (eating ketchup etc...). Also, long lashes here, hazel eyes and thalssemia. My aunt is anaphylactic to penicillin, blue eyes, blonde as a child & Italian.
Please take the time to join or add to our informal survey even if your profile doesn't match anyone here. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 11/03/2000 - 12:12pm
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just wanted to add a couple of things to mine. =) We all have long eyelashes!! lol Also, my mom is severely allergic to penicillin as well. I never even thought of that till I saw that last post.

Posted on: Fri, 11/03/2000 - 12:48pm
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Posted on: Fri, 11/03/2000 - 1:43pm
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I couldn't resist responding to this - here goes. I am 5'1", 105 lbs, blue eyes, light brown hair with reddish tint, very fair skin - almost transparent. My husband is 6', over 200 lbs., dark brown hair and eyes, dark complexion. Neither my husband nor I have any allergies, but there are allergies on both sides of our families. My son has my coloring exactly - and allergies (a lot of them).

Posted on: Fri, 11/03/2000 - 2:01pm
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Okay, here goes....maybe this will screw everything up. I am 5'5", 115 lbs. Dark brown hair, dark brown eyes. Korean born, grew up in America in a family of Dutch descent. My DH is 5'8" 170 lbs (?), of German descent, possibly some Indian blood mixed in (India, that is), brown hair (he was blonde as a baby), brown eyes. His father was blonde (he's grey now)with blue eyes. His mother has dark brown hair and brown eyes. I am allergic to penicillin, alder pollen, grass pollen, dust mites. DH is allergic to alder, grass, rockfish (such as lingcod), stone fruits.
So that makes Patricia half Korean and half German. She is 17 1/2 months old, about 33" tall and about 23 lbs. She has medium brown hair and dark brown eyes. She is allergic to eggs and milk, slightly reactive to wheat, and anaphylaxic to peanuts.
And someone earlier mentioned intellegence. Patricia is far ahead of her peers in language and communication development and in fine motor skills. She already uses simple logic to solve problems. And she is very wary of anything new. She is very cautious about trying new foods or being in new surroundings.
Amy
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Posted on: Fri, 11/03/2000 - 2:32pm
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Okay, I can't resist adding more about my family [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
The c after my name stands for my married name Campbell. My husbands family is Scotish and Native American. My grandfather (English/Irish) had many food allergies including peanuts. The intellegence factor is interesting, too. I'm in the top 2% IQ wise and was considered "gifted." Both of my PA kids seem to be gifted, too - especially my super allergenic 4 year old. Seems we all have some things in common other than PA, and the Scotish/Irish descent seems very prevalent. How intriguing!
Rebekah

Posted on: Fri, 11/03/2000 - 11:48pm
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I find this thread VERY interesting! Our son is 3 1/2 years old and PA. I am of Hungarian descent with brown hair and hazel eyes. My only allergy is to house dust. My husband however is of Irish descent, very fair, blue eyes and red hair. Everyone comments on how our son looks just like his dad (very fair). He also has extremely long eyelashes (which neither his father or I have!) Since finding out about our son's PA, we have also learned that at least 4 relatives on my husband's side also have PA. I think we may be on to something with the Irish background commonality! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 11/04/2000 - 5:30am
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Seems like every time I read this thread, something else is being added to the statistics. lol Ok, as far as the intelligence things goes. Both my husband and I have IQs that fall in the "genius" range. (boy do I hate labels! grrr) Anyway, with both our IQs being high, we weren't surprised a bit when our oldest (non PA) started progressing far ahead of others her age. Like I said, I don't like to label kids, so we haven't actually tested her for giftedness, but I'm sure she would qualify.
As for Matt (PA), he is trickier to figure. He was very slow in starting to walk/talk compared to his sister, but did so well within the normal range. I say he is harder to figure out, because we really believe he COULD have walked and talked sooner had he felt like it. We did catch him walking when he didn't realize we were looking a couple of times, but if he knew someone was watching he wouldn't take even a step. He is just very stubborn. lol His fine motor skills and social skills are far above his age level. The only thing he is still AT level on is his speech, but like I said that is mostly because he is simply stubborn as a mule. (an example of this would be refusing to say "daddy" to Daddy. He would only do so when Daddy was not here, if Mike asked him to say it he would grin and tell him "No!", even though he COULD say it.) I would presume that if we tested him for 'giftedness', he too would qualify.

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