Peanut reaction

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2000 - 12:03am
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My daughter appears to shiver if she has
eaten peanuts and then is very tired and
miserable and has to go to sleep
before she appears to get over it. She is
eight years old. Can allergies get worse as
a child gets older?????

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2000 - 12:34am
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pDear Catherine,/p
pI'm not sure I've come across the symptoms you have described before, but I will say this....have your daughter tested by an allergist to give you a definite answer with regard to a possible peanut allergy. In the meanrime, don't allow your daughter to eat anything which may contain peanuts, or peanut products. This means that you will have to carefully read all labels on foods and phone companies till your allergist tells you otherwise. As for the possibility of the allergy getting worse...any peanut allergy is potentially life threatning and according to my son's allergist...it is most likely life long. Very few people outgrow peanut allergies. What may appear as a mild reaction can be extremely deceptive and could change to a life threatning event without any warning! Good luck to you! I hope this helps some. /p
pKatiee (Wade's mom)/p

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2000 - 12:58am
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pThanks for you quick reply. I am having herbr /
tested this weekbr /
Catherine (Orla's Mum)/p

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2000 - 1:34pm
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pWhen I was younger, I used to want to sleep after I reacted to peanuts. This isn't always the best idea because there is a chance that the reaction could overcome your child while they are sleeping (don't mean to scare you) Please be careful. Definetely get it checked out. I know for me, my reaction to peanuts has definetely progressed in its severity over the years./p

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2000 - 2:27pm
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pMy daughter has shown those symptoms on at least two occasions, although I didnt know for sure that peanuts were the cause. She is considered highly allergic (6 on RAST). Both times I watched her all night to be sure she did not go Anaphlatic. I really wish I knew for sure the cause./p

Posted on: Sun, 03/26/2000 - 11:21am
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pThis reaction happens to me when I have products with milk. However, this is not a typical reaction.... and any problems with peanuts should not be taken lightly. Definitely speak with an allergist to find out if she is truly allergic to peanuts (or something else that you didn't suspect!) Good luck./p

Posted on: Mon, 03/27/2000 - 12:38am
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pWhat do you mean it is not a typicalbr /
reaction.????br /
Do you mean it is a serious reaction.???br /
That she is anaphylactic???br /
Catherinebr /
[b]This reaction happens to me when I have products with milk. However, this is not a typical reaction.... and any problems with peanuts should not be taken lightly. Definitely speak with an allergist to find out if she is truly allergic to peanuts (or something else that you didn't suspect!) Good luck.[/b][/quote]/p

Posted on: Tue, 03/28/2000 - 3:39am
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pMy son is allergic to peanuts and I do suggest you have your daughter tested as soon as possible. Peanuts and peanut oil can hide in many food products and can be very scarey if eaten. The test is very quick and rather painless./p

Posted on: Sat, 07/08/2000 - 12:55pm
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pCatherine Giltinan: Whatever happened with your daughter's PA test...did she test positive...How is she doing??? Are you out there??? tkiaml/p

Posted on: Tue, 07/11/2000 - 10:46pm
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ptkiamlbr /
Yes my daughter is PA.br /
She was prescribed the adult dose of thebr /
Anapenbr /
So now we are more vigilent that ever and itsbr /
taking twice as long to do the groceriesbr /
as well as everything elsebr /
She is doing fine at the momentbr /
Thanks for askingbr /
C Giltinan/p

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