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Posted on: Sat, 02/09/2002 - 8:49am
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Me--none
Husband--environmental
Evan--peanuts, environmental, amoxicillin, asthma
Owen--none

Posted on: Fri, 02/15/2002 - 9:57pm
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Me:
Birchtree
Oak
Timothy Grass
Fresh thin-skinned fruits
"" vegetables
treenuts
Mother: Mushrooms, Hayfever
Brother: Hayfever excema
Brothers: & Sisters execma
Aunt: Medications
Cousin: Peanuts
I recently was planning to be food challenged at Mass General in Boston because my RAST tests came back neg. for all nuts although I had reactions when younger and have avoided them diligently since. Skin tests to other allergies were positive.
I was told that the nut allergies were cross related to the fruit allergies which were cross related to the birch allergy so, the nut (mainly walnut, almond & hazlenut) may not show up on the RAST tests but, I was still probably allergic to them if I had had any reaction to them at all.
The Allergist did not reccommend a food challenge because he said they would probably NOT be conclusive since reactions can vary at any time. He told me there was no way to be sure I would or would not react to nuts since the reaction stems from the Birch allergy. And, he was quite sure I would not outgrow the Birch allergy. He suggested that I contine to avoid nuts. He did a CAP RAST retest for most of the allergies but, said the results would probably be the same and inconclusive. I am confused and extreemly disappointed. What is the point of the tests? I feel I will never have a normal life since almost everything revolves around food and nuts are never going away. In fact they seem to be gaining popularity in manufactured foods and restaurants.
I always thought Oral Allergies were fairly benign but, apparently everything is related. Here is a website that addresses this.
[url="http://cgi.cadvision.com/~allergy/Oral_Food_Allergy.htm"]http://cgi.cadvision.com/~allergy/Oral_Food_Allergy.htm[/url]
I posted this on the Main Discussion Board under ALERT Oral Allergy & Nuts 2/16/02. Please respond there since this string is not about this topic.
Thanks,
Christine
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Posted on: Sat, 02/16/2002 - 12:58pm
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Hi!
Hmmmm...
ME: peanuts/tree nuts, all fish, asthma, eczema, grass,dust etc.,cats, dogs, horses etc.
DH:asthma/hayfever
DD:anaphylactic to dairy,eggs,peanuts,(assuming treenuts for now),pollens,dustmites,cats
DS:NO KNOWN ALLERGIES (he's 3yrs old)
jillsmom

Posted on: Sat, 02/16/2002 - 1:01pm
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oops! my DD has asthma, and eczema too, and that DS with no allergies has asthma as well.
jillsmom

Posted on: Mon, 02/18/2002 - 10:56am
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Me - Nothing
Husband - Shellfish
Daughter - Dust, Cats, Dogs, Pollen, Mold, Grass
Son - Peanut, Soy, Wheat, Eggs, Milk, Fish, Shrimp, Oysters, Chocolate, (we are pretty sure) Garlic, Grapes, Cats and Dogs
And still finding more everyday!

Posted on: Sun, 02/24/2002 - 4:44am
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Here is our list. Also all 3 of the kids have asthma.
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Proud Stay at Home Mom to:
Allicia: 12/93 Many EA's and a mild dairy allergy
Jacob: 3/96 Allergic to Dogs, Cats, Horses, many other EA's. Allergic to Wheat, mild dairy and egg.
Andrew 10/97 Anaphylactic to Legumes (reacts most to soy and peanuts), Allergic to egg, dairy, wheat.
Nevada

Posted on: Tue, 02/26/2002 - 8:36am
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Foods I have tested allergic to: Peanuts, soy, cows milk, tomatoes, carrots, apples, artichokes, peppers, lentils, chicken, wheat, celery, white beans, pyrethrum (pesticide) used on some foods. I buy organic everything. I am more allergic to pyrethrum than to anything else. Other allergies diagnosed - Yellow Jacket, White faced hornet, horses, dogs, cats, dust mites, mold, 11 different grasses and pollens, and also tobacco smoke. I also have had a diagnosed allergic reaction to the dye used for CAT scans. I carry an EpiPen mostly for the beesting allergy. The other allergies, while not nearly as life threatening pretty much combine to make life a lethargic, joyless, label reading, living hell.

Posted on: Wed, 02/27/2002 - 7:19am
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Carol- has anyone ever suggested you strictly avoid chrysanthemums and their relatives (like asters, marigolds, etc.)? This is the source of the mixed pyrethrins used by most of the organic pest control companies. (A similar refined mixture is used by companies like Orkin upon request.)
Yowza! I mention this because I know that is often what we use (strips of these flowers) to organically control insect pests in our own gardens.
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img] I was so taken with Carol's pyrethrum allergy that I forgot momentarily to list our own! ( [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img])
Me: eczema, asthma (EI, mostly- has made an unexpected return to my life [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] )DUSTMITES, rodents, latex (contact only, TG), pollens, Rhus (severe), yellowjacket venom, perfumes and dyes (too numerous to list) wool, molds, citrus, and egg (moderate).
DH: walnut (severe), soy (moderate), green beans, apples, numerous pollen and mold allergies as well.
DD: Peanut (anaphylaxis), egg, wheat, rye, oats, buckwheat, soy, dairy, rice, apple, and environmentals to go with eczema and reactive airways (coughs and wheezes with any dust or illness). Also has a second anaphylaxis trigger of uncertain origin.
I often wonder where my daughter got her allergies from. (Just kidding! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] )
Look at it this way- at least we can LOOK outside in the spring and enjoy nature from the comfort of our barren and electrostatically filtered home [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by Corvallis Mom (edited February 27, 2002).]
[This message has been edited by Corvallis Mom (edited February 27, 2002).]

Posted on: Wed, 02/27/2002 - 10:12am
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Corvallis Mom, thanks for the tip on marigolds. I knew to avoid chysanthemums. I used to work in a pesticide lab. (I developed processes for food-based baits). That is probably where the pyrethrum allergy came from, although I rarely worked with active ingredients. When I did, they were neurotoxins, like ivermectin, not pyrethrum. The allergist at the hospital was shocked at my test results, but nodded when I told him about my jobs. Also, my boyfriend gets asthma attacks from shrimp, coconut, and MSG. I haven't gotten him to a doctor - but I'm trying. I am not sure if it is sulfites or actual shrimp and coconut protein in his case. He has not been tested.

Posted on: Tue, 03/05/2002 - 4:03am
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Taylor is allergic to peanuts, most tree nuts, pollen, dustmites, dog and cat dander, is has asthma and is just starting to outgrow is excema (yeah!)
Lauren (child #2) has never been tested have a sneeking suspision is allergic to tomatoes and other acidic foods, she does have asthma also.
Jenna(child#3) has never been tested has had one asthma attack and I think that might be it (keeping our fingers crossed)
Me I have hayfever and think I might have a allergy to cantalope I get very wheezy and my mouth gets itchy I've never been tested for it.
My husband has seasonal allergies!

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