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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:49 pm 
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Location: Virginia, USA
I guess my title says it all really. Is this a class where he can still eat PB with maybe just some itchies now and then or do I stay away from it altogether?

Any advice to this would be great! TIA!

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Me-eggs, peanuts, wheat, milk, soy, cats, grass, tree's, ragweed, metals (except 24K gold) & amoxacillan


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:45 pm 
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Location: Gatineau, Quebec
If you are diagnosed allergic to peanuts, the standard advice that I have always heard from the specialists is to consider it to be a life-threatening allergy, to avoid peanuts completely, and to always carry an epinephrine injector.

I would not give a peanut-allergic child any form of peanut, not even products that say "may contain traces of peanuts".

At the moment, there is no test that can let you predict how severe a reaction would be, so it's best to err on the side of caution and practice total avoidance.

Hope this helps!

K.

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- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:37 pm 
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How serious? VERY!

My oldest's RAST results place her as "class 2". Class 2 is VERY serious. We avoid all possible traces of peanuts. It's just not worth it.

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DD age 9 1/2 -peanuts, nuts,
DD age 7 1/2 - milk, eggs, chicken, peanuts, treenuts, cats, dogs,
DS age 2 1/2
Husband- asthma, eggs, treenuts, fish, shellfish environmental
Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.


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