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 Post subject: How do you know?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:09 am 
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Our allergist says he wont do a blood test for a year..so am I guess we can't find out how bad Adair's allergy to peanuts is till then? Why do we have to wait a year? How do you guys all know how bad your childs allergy is?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:12 pm 
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Do the skin prick test to confirm the allergy diagnosis. There is no such thing as a mild peanut allergy it can take such a small ammount that it is always considered life threatening.

Avoid all sources including may contains. Reactions can be swift. Reactions can vary greatly even within the same person. So, just because the last one resulted in hives doesn't mean that it will be the same next time.

It can be hard to hear this but, too many stories surface from parents who never realized just how deadly their childs peanut allergy could be. :(

Once you get thru the first year, it seems easier.

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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_Susan_ wrote:
Do the skin prick test to confirm the allergy diagnosis. There is no such thing as a mild peanut allergy it can take such a small ammount that it is always considered life threatening.

Avoid all sources including may contains. Reactions can be swift. Reactions can vary greatly even within the same person. So, just because the last one resulted in hives doesn't mean that it will be the same next time.

It can be hard to hear this but, too many stories surface from parents who never realized just how deadly their childs peanut allergy could be. :(

Once you get thru the first year, it seems easier.


Good to know - thank you! We had the skin prick test done and it was a totally noticeable positive

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Son (09.08.07) - Peanut/Nut Allergy, Dogs, Cats and Eczema
Daughter (16.02.09) None that we know of


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:32 pm 
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That's all you need to confirm the diagnosis.
Unfortunately, all peanut allergies are considered severe and potential for anaphylaxis.

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 1:01 pm 
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My daughter's skin test and blood test both were negative to peanuts but her mouth got itchy two different times with peanut butter so we consider her allergic.

Her body has known before the tests many times - e.g., food started to taste bad, sour etc.

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me: allergic to crustaceans plus environmental
teenager: allergic to hazelnuts, some other foods and environmental


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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 2:02 pm 
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My granddaughter was recently tested. The doctor did the scratch for peanut, and some seeds. It wasn't a definite positive. But the doctor advised to treat her as if allergic and carry an epi-pen. He wants her to avoid all peanuts/nuts/seeds - even trace amounts -- and get re-tested in two years.

This is based on her actually reacting to touching peanut, eating poppy seeds, and eating a may-contain-peanut product. And, of course, family history of anaphylaxis. :(

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3 sons each with at least one of the following allergies: peniciilin, sulfa-based antibiotic, latex, insect bites/stings


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