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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:09 pm 
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I'm glad things resolved... but do you have an EpiPen or Twinject? Sounds like you should visit an allergist (if you haven't already) and get a prescription. In Canada you can buy an auto-injector without a prescription, although private health insurance won't cover it without one.

Glad you found the forum too!

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: Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:33 pm 
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I don't have an epipen yet, but plan on looking into getting one. The medics suggested getting some Benadryl too, so my wife went to the store and got some that you dissolve on the tongue. Some research seemed to indicate that they work fairly well. I may try getting the epipen over the net. Has anyone tried that?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:41 pm 
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The one thing you want to make sure of is that you get an EpiPen or Twinject that has an expiry date that is at least a year away. Could you get that guarantee over the net? I guess I wonder why you'd want to bother, when your local pharmacy will have them in stock. Do you think there would be much of a price difference?

There have been some scary stories recently of people getting "bad" medicine over the net - I personally wouldn't want to take a chance with epinephrine.

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: Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:23 pm 
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Thanks for your knowledgeable reply.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:30 pm 
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My daughter is allergic to Cashews but she eats mangos all the time. She can eat peanuts and pecans and Walnuts as well. She is only allergic to what I call the "exotic nuts". We live in Texas and thank god!! She can have pecan pies.


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