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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:54 pm 
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Location: Brampton, ontario
Sorry about what you are going through but you have come to the right place. We have all been there and the fear is overwhelming at first. There are many items now that are nut free so it is a lot easier nowadays. Dont buy bulk or from bakeries, too many risk for cross contamination. See if there is a local allergy support group to connect you with other parents in your area.
The rast test not only can produce false positives but they can produce false negatives. The most reliable is the skin test and the history of the childs reactions. My child does not show on her skin or in the rast test to certain foods but has had anaphylactic reactions. That is why the hsitory of reactions and a food journal is the best way.

Teach your child to only eat what you give him. No sharing food and to not eat treats given out at school untill you have checked them. If you are not sure do not give it to him.
No- epipen no food.

It does get easier and you are doing all the right things by reaching out and asking questions.

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Daughter Erika ( 12) Allergies: all nuts, peanuts, all legumes, fish, shellfish, bananas, spinach, mulitiple antibiotics, asthma, eczema, heat and exercise reactions. Mulitple environmental allergies


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