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 Post subject: Allergies and twins
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:44 am 
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Location: Blainville, QC
I have identical twin boys that are 3 years old. I never gave them anything containing allergens because their father has allergies and I know that you're not supposed to give them anything before they are at least 4 yrs old. Three weeks ago, one of them took a bite out of a peanut butter toast at daycare and he immediatly reacted to it. My question is, since they are identical twins, does that automatically mean that they will both be allergic to peanuts? Are there any identicall twins that can answer me?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 6:07 pm 
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I do know of people with twins where one has allergies and the other doesn't. I'm not sure if they are identical or not.

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: Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:06 pm 
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Hi Johanne,

I also have identical twin boys, and an allergist told us that that doesn't mean that they will necessarily have the same allergies, or that their allergies will take the same course. For example, one of my sons is allergic to green peas and dust mites while the other is not. However, they do both share their other allergies in common (eggs, peanuts and many environmental ones). Although it looks like one may be outgrowing his peanut allergy, while it doesn't look at all hopeful for the other guy.

So twins don't always share the same allergies, but I would definitely consult an allergist before trying your other son on peanuts...because they do have a greater chance of both being allergic than regular siblings would.

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1 son allergic to eggs, peanuts, green peas, chick peas, lentils and tomatoes
(avoiding tree nuts and most other legumes too)
1 son allergic to eggs, and has outgrown peanuts
Both with many environmental allergies, asthma and eczema


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:19 pm 
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I also found this online:

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.h ... A9659C8B63

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1 son allergic to eggs, peanuts, green peas, chick peas, lentils and tomatoes
(avoiding tree nuts and most other legumes too)
1 son allergic to eggs, and has outgrown peanuts
Both with many environmental allergies, asthma and eczema


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