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VANITY: My Daughter is Peanut Allergic
2006-0719 | N3WBI3

Posted on 07/19/2006 4:09:03 PM PDT by N3WBI3

I just found out my daughter is peanut alergic, she is a 2/5 at just 15 months of age. Is there anything that a freeper can tell me about how bad this is? do chiledhood peanut allergies ever go away? how often? how ofter and how fast do they get worse?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: allergy; foodallergy; gramur; health; help; peanuts
Please help a very stressed Father..
1 posted on 07/19/2006 4:09:04 PM PDT by N3WBI3
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To: N3WBI3

More than 20% outgrow it:

http://www.webmd.com/content/article/30/1728_72220.htm


2 posted on 07/19/2006 4:12:56 PM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: Tired of Taxes

Can I get a home school ping on this, its in no way related to homeschooling but is with a future home school kid..


3 posted on 07/19/2006 4:13:11 PM PDT by N3WBI3 ("I can kill you with my brain" - River Tam)
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To: N3WBI3

No idea, but I wish you the best. One of my best friends is peanut-allergic and in her 40's. It just requires being very careful!


4 posted on 07/19/2006 4:15:51 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Whiskey for my men, hyperbolic rodomontade for my horses.)
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To: N3WBI3

Have you consulted a pediatric allergist? If not,a visit to one might be of benefit.Given that you're in Minnesota,one affiliated with Mayo Medical School is likely to be up on the latest research on this subject.


5 posted on 07/19/2006 4:26:54 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: N3WBI3
Dr. James Braly is a renowned expert on food allergies. He has a couple books out and a website. I am sure you could contact his office for further information.

http://www.drbralyallergyrelief.com/drbraly.html

We have used his methods in our office and have brought kids and adults back from all kinds of food allergies to live a 'normal' life.

6 posted on 07/19/2006 4:28:13 PM PDT by BossLady (SKYAGRA - Kim Jong Il's answer to ejectile dysfunction......)
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To: MotleyGirl70

Very low class to bring this onto a thread where Im asking for help with my baby daughter....

pathetic..


8 posted on 07/19/2006 5:04:49 PM PDT by N3WBI3 ("I can kill you with my brain" - River Tam)
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To: N3WBI3
My best friend's son had a severe peanut allergy. He ALSO had asthma and the doctor put him on steroids and an inhaler, three times a day. He was very sickly. She took him to a homeopathic doctor in Phoenix to help him with his asthma.....after a couple of weeks, maybe less, he was cured of his asthma. Year or so later, she picked him up from school karate and he had eaten a large part of a candy bar with peanut properties or peanuts and he didn't have any reaction!!

And he hadn't had any reaction since his asthma had been cured. So she took him to the allergy doctor, and told him about the homeopathic asthma cure and asked him to test her son again to see if he still had his peanut allergy. The doctor didn't want to because it's soooo dangerous, but he did it very slightly over the whole day. At the end it was straight peanuts and NOTHING...NO ALLERGY!!

Does your child have asthma?

9 posted on 07/19/2006 6:26:21 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: MotleyGirl70

That was disgusting. You ARE motley.


10 posted on 07/19/2006 6:27:39 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: Suzy Quzy
You ARE motley.

Indeed I am.

11 posted on 07/19/2006 7:04:26 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: N3WBI3

Absolutely. I wish I could provide information to you, but I know nothing about peanut allergies. Maybe someone else on the list does...


12 posted on 07/19/2006 9:28:07 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes (That's taxes, not Texas. I have no beef with TX. NJ has the highest property taxes in the nation.)
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To: agrace; bboop; blu; cgk; Conservativehomeschoolmama; cyborg; cyclotic; dawn53; Diva Betsy Ross; ...
Ping!

Can anyone help this father with advice?

13 posted on 07/19/2006 9:35:17 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes (That's taxes, not Texas. I have no beef with TX. NJ has the highest property taxes in the nation.)
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To: N3WBI3
My nephew has peanut allergies. He's 3 and they haven't gone away yet. He has other allergies too, so keep your eye out for other allergic reactions. Did you get an EpiPen? It sounds like your daughter's allergy isn't a really serious one or you probably would've found it sooner. I know from my nephew that little ones can definitely outgrow allergies, but you'll just have to give it time and take her in for allergy testing in a year or two.

And good luck - I'll say a little prayer for your little girl. Hopefully someone else will know more about this to help you.
14 posted on 07/19/2006 9:43:49 PM PDT by Kaylee Frye
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To: N3WBI3
I'm sure you've already heard this, but just be sure to watch for peanut oil in things as well, buy only olive oil. Here's an oldie, perhaps also of interest and/or of some use:
UK Doctors Probe Lotion Link to Nut Allergies
Reuters
Jun 4 2001 10:51AM
Scientists from St. Mary's Hospital in London and Bristol University in southwest England have discovered that one in 100 children have a peanut allergy, many more than previously thought. Nine out of 10 youngsters with the ailment have also suffered from eczema, a condition which makes skin dry and blistered.
That link is dead, sorry...
15 posted on 07/19/2006 9:46:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Wednesday, June 21, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: N3WBI3
Good friends of ours have a little girl who was recently diagnosed with a peanut allergy. They're learning that peanuts are in *many* products/packaged foods. They've also learned that just being around an open can of peanuts can bring about an allergy episode. Has your child's doc supplied you with an epi-pen?

Prayer heavenward...for your new research on peanut allergies, wisdom, discernment, tender healing for your daughter. <>

16 posted on 07/20/2006 4:51:01 AM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: SunkenCiv; N3WBI3
Good Morning,

My Son has "Reactive Airway Disease", fancy term for Baby Asthma. His pulmonologist also did tell me that most children with baby asthma will present with eczema, could be mild could be worse. My son is constantly getting skin rashes (instead of a cold, he gets skin "viruses")

Oddly enough though, he is not allergic to peanuts.
17 posted on 07/20/2006 4:53:27 AM PDT by SuzanneWeeks (I <3 Karl Rove)
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To: N3WBI3

Sounds like you will be wise--especially in the short term--to be

EXTREMELY CAREFUL AND ABSOLUTELY INSURE THAT ALL HER INTAKE IS TOTALLY SCREENED VERY RELIABLY.

I'm sure others with more experience hereon will give you great advice. And, the net's a great resource otherwise, too.


18 posted on 07/20/2006 4:55:52 AM PDT by Quix (PRAY AND WORK WHILE THERE'S DAY! Many very dark nights are looming. Thankfully, God is still God!)
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To: Gay State Conservative; N3WBI3

Excellent suggestion.

Their website might even have a doc on it.


19 posted on 07/20/2006 4:56:58 AM PDT by Quix (PRAY AND WORK WHILE THERE'S DAY! Many very dark nights are looming. Thankfully, God is still God!)
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To: N3WBI3

Honestly, homeschooling may be your best way to go.

My younger daughter does not have a peanut allergy but whenever she got sick, she also got a Urinary Tract Infection. We found this out when her sister was in Kindergarten. School is a bag of germs. The older one was out of K with strep, Norwalk virus, pink eye and every cold that swam around that room. She was out 37 days! This with the teacher having the kids wipe the room down with Clorox wipes every day and Purell available!
Everytime the older one got sick, the three year old would too. She began to have "burny tinkles". It was horrible watching your three year old sitting on the Potty crying, trying to urinate.
Through testing, we found that she has a tipped kidney. They wanted to put her on a prophilactic antibiotic until she grew out of it. The kids I knew that were on this, had a problem when an illness popped up. Their bodies were immune to the antibiotic and different ones needed to be tried. I didn't want to do this. The other option was surgery. NO way!
Through different circumstances, we started homeschooling the older one. We stopped being sick and her little immune system had time to build up. We haven't had another UTI.

It was always amazing to me that an entire school would be put on a nut alert and the parents trusted that every other family would stick to it. Sorry, I'm just not that trusting. That parent of the child with the nut alergy is counting on every parent and every child will remember something that is just not on the front of his/her priority list. They were trusting that no eight year old will pack their own lunch and forget the rules. Eight year olds can be pretty flighty and parents have to give them responsibily at some time or another. The child with the peanut allergy could be in a life threatening situation for an innocent mistake.

My little one was in Daisy GS. The leader had such an allergy and told us at the beginning. About half way through the year, the kids were doing bird feeders with suet and rolled in birdseed. I didn't have any birdseed so I sent in, guess what? Trail mix. With nuts and dried cranberries. The birds in my neighborhood love this. The leader was very nice, but did ask if I wanted to do her in!

See how easily mistakes are made?


20 posted on 07/20/2006 6:34:09 AM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: netmilsmom
My wife and I were always planning on it but were going to put them (were expecting our second on thanksgiving) in until the 2nd/3rd grade. That way we could have a third and she would not have to be home sick (she gets hyperemesis during the first trimester), pregnant, and watching two kids alone for 9 hours a day.

I'm hopeful firstly that all of our days are numbered and after having time to sleep on it I realize that there are far worse things that could have happened (though yesterday I felt like she was handed a death sentence). If God blesses her with a spirit inclined towards him she could be allergic to air and I should be grateful.

I do hope that she will outgrow it as about 1/5 kids do, I just would prefer her not have to go through life sticking herself with an epipen...
21 posted on 07/20/2006 7:09:39 AM PDT by N3WBI3 ("I can kill you with my brain" - River Tam)
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To: N3WBI3

>>My wife and I were always planning on it but were going to put them (were expecting our second on thanksgiving) in until the 2nd/3rd grade. That way we could have a third and she would not have to be home sick (she gets hyperemesis during the first trimester), pregnant, and watching two kids alone for 9 hours a day.<<

Do consider that the Homeschooling community is really into helping each other.
I'm going to be in the hospital for 4 days starting tomorrow. I can't tell you the amount of people who have volunteered to, take my kids (and continue lessons), bring us meals and do my laundry. I have taken meals and have watched kids while the mom was in the hospital myself.

Your wife might just find that sending the kids to school is not as helpful as being a homeschooling mom at that time.

Just a thought!


22 posted on 07/20/2006 7:18:24 AM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: Kaylee Frye

Does your nephew have asthma?


23 posted on 07/20/2006 7:22:30 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: N3WBI3

Did you read my post to you??


24 posted on 07/20/2006 7:25:23 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: Suzy Quzy

Suzy,

Thanks for the heads up, we are going to see the allergist next week but as Eahra does not present Asthma I dont think I will let anyone treat her at this time. We will do Allergy test every year until (at least) she is five. If when she gets to 5 she is still allergic we will start looking for a way to migtigate the allergy..


25 posted on 07/20/2006 7:34:34 AM PDT by N3WBI3 ("I can kill you with my brain" - River Tam)
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To: N3WBI3

Good luck.


26 posted on 07/20/2006 7:37:16 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: N3WBI3

My friend's son didn't show asthma until he was 3.


27 posted on 07/20/2006 7:37:58 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: ConservativeMind; N3WBI3
20 % is not a huge amount. Even if she does, you've got years of diligent inspection of labels ahead of you. Carrying an Epi-pen and children's liquid Benadryl is your best bet. The dye free gives fewer side effects, it doesn't leave you feeling as spacy. Being liquid, it gets into your system faster than any other form of Benadryl.

The only way to deal with a food allergy is complete avoidance for months to years. Sometimes the allergy goes away for good by doing that but other times it comes back eventually. There's no way of knowing with food allergies. They are the worst. (Spoken as someone who has to deal with them)

28 posted on 07/20/2006 9:30:14 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Suzy Quzy

You know, I'm not sure, but I don't think so. Why do you ask?


29 posted on 07/20/2006 10:09:59 AM PDT by Kaylee Frye
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To: Kaylee Frye

See my post #9.


30 posted on 07/20/2006 10:33:19 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: Suzy Quzy
Hmm, yeah, I'm not sure if that would be helpful for him - I don't think he has asthma. He does have a lot of allergies though - peanuts, eggs, dogs, milk, etc... We keep hoping he'll outgrow some. I wanna say he did outgrow the eggs allergy...
31 posted on 07/20/2006 10:35:47 AM PDT by Kaylee Frye
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To: Kaylee Frye

My friend's allergy doc told her that almost ALL peanut allergy sufferers have asthma.


32 posted on 07/20/2006 10:37:29 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: N3WBI3

I did a search for peanut allergies and found your thread. Last night we had to take our 15 month old son to the ER because of a severe reaction to peanut butter. We had no idea about his allergy until then. He is OK now, but we are sad for his future. Do you have any good advice based on the few months that have passed since your post?


33 posted on 10/13/2006 1:17:04 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: dinoparty
First thing is to get your son tested for more allergies specifically fish, shellfish, and tree nuts are really bad allergies. Also get tested for soy, gluten, eggs, and other common allergies.

My daughter ended up being allergic to peanuts and eggs, while the peanuts are more dangerous the eggs are harder to handle. The hardest part for me was looking at my daughter like she was not handed a death sentence.

Some kids, very few, out grow a peanut allergy. Usually they present the allergy very young, do not have a life threatening reaction, and do not have too many food allergies. For the kids the don't get over the allergy they are working on a safe shot that would not allow your kid to eat peanuts but would insulate him from a reaction to small amounts of peanuts (somewhere between 1-9 peanuts..
34 posted on 10/13/2006 6:27:17 PM PDT by N3WBI3 ("I can kill you with my brain" - River Tam)
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