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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:02 pm 
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Hi there - my youngest DD (3) just had a terrible reaction to peanut butter last week. She had hives, swelled, very red flushed face, screaming, wheezing, vomiting, etc. I gave her benadryl and we rushed her to the hospital. We will be seeing the doctor next week, and I know she needs to be tested,but in the meantime I am trying to learn as much as possible. this site seems very informative.

Laura


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:18 pm 
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Welcome Laura. It's pretty scary finding out you or your child has severe allergies.
I hope your little one is feeling better.
Take a look around but don't read too much too fast, it can be overwhelming.
It does get better.

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My daughter is allergic to peanut as well. When I found out I was is shock. As time passes you get used to it and accept it. Just read all your labels before giving your child anything. Mention her allergy to the waitress at restaurants. Do not eat anything from a bakery. You'll soon find out that peanut allergies are so common that they are easy to avoid. And I agree with the first post, don't read too much too fast, I did and started panicking. A good web site to try is aaia.ca.

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Thanks -
I will try not to get too overwhelmed!


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I remember this feeling all too well when our son was diagnosed with peanut and egg allergies. He also has asthma. Our first trip to the grocery store after that took about 3 hours as I learned to read labels and to become famiiliar with safe foods.

Good luck!


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