Allergic To Peanuts

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B.Ashworth - December 21

Is anyones baby allergic to peanuts? Today at my little girls doc appointment that she's allergic to peanuts and will need to get an epipen when she starts finger foods. Any advice from other mothers to help keep her safe?

 

Stevens Mom - December 21

How did they know that she was allergic peanuts?

 

B.Ashworth - December 21

well she has terrible eczema and i wanted to find out what triggered it so i had her blood drawn and found out she's allergic to milk and peanuts. I recently had peanuts and i occasionally b___stfeed so the protein from the peanuts got into her system and with the blood test it showed she was allergic.

 

KrisD - December 21

That's a toughy.... I am allergic to peanuts so I fear that for my son. We already found out he can't tolerate milk products. Just read the labels on everything. Just in case, I wouldn't even keep anything peanut related in the house... We don't. Even ice cream, certain granola bars etc. Makes accidents too easy. Nowadays, products even mention when potential trace amounts are in products (like M & Ms). Good luck - it is scary, I know. Get the epipen, though. It can be a lifesaver. Accidents are bound to happen and hopefully your daughter's reaction won't be so horrible. Now that I am older, my reaction is a little less severe. I can't kiss my husband if he has eaten peanuts though, so I would stay away from them all together... You never know what even kisses on the cheek will do. Also, make sure any sitter/family member know about the allergy!!

 

TC - December 21

Do they know how severe it is yet? I mean I know you need and epipen but maybe it isn't that severe. And just to add to what KrisD said, if she does go to a sitter or family members house you must tell them that tables, countertops or anywhere that peanuts was eaten needs to be cleaned very thoroughly. You and your partner might have to eliminate peanuts and peanut products from your life all together depending on how severe the allergy is. Good luck mama. *wink*

 

Jbear - December 21

You're so lucky that they found out that way...One of my friends has a son with a severe allergy, and she didn't find out until she fed him peanut b___ter and he had a major reaction. She had to call ems. Her son's allergy was so bad that she couldn't touch anything that contained peanuts, then touch something she was giving to him.

 

B.Ashworth - December 22

Well i couldn't ell you exactly how severe it is cause I'm not sure how to read the scale they showed me but on it milk was at about .38 which is low and peanuts was 1.1, so i figure that it's not to bad but then i could be wrong? anyone know?

 

Narcissus - December 22

Watch out for local bakery products that claim to have cashews, almonds, and other nuts, but also use peanuts mixed with the nuts to offset the cost. Always ask and if you are not absolutely positive that the product is peanut free, avoid it. I have a cousin with such sensitivity that the smell alone can trigger an allergic response.

 

B.Ashworth - December 22

Yea i'm so scared, and it's ironic yesterday after I got back from her appointment I was watching the news with my MIL and this girl just died cause she was allergic to peanuts. her boyfriend was eatting them then walked over a kissed her. This is so tough my poor daughter has so many problems. I really just want to put her in a plastic bubble so I can make sure she's safe.

 

Narcissus - December 22

JOC.. B, is anyone in your family allergic to peanuts?

 

B.Ashworth - December 22

Nope niether on my or my husbands side. I just think I'm getting punnished for getting pregnant while there were unresolved issues going on.

 

Narcissus - December 22

I asked bc people are always saying to avoid peanuts while pregnant only if you have a history in the family, but when I was working for an allergy/asthma lab, and going to my weekly meetings, none of the allergists would recommend peanuts to a pregnant woman regardless of personal history. The fact is that the majority of new peanut allergies discovered are isolated with no family history to speak of bc most people who have a known history in the family, avoid them while pregnant.

 

Jbear - December 22

The girl I knew whose son had a peanut allergy said that his was caused by using diaper ointment that contained peanut oil. (Don't know if it was true) I know our pediatrician said not to give Sophie anything with peanuts until she's 3, to minimize the chances of developing an allergy. No one ever told me that with Valerie, I was giving her peanut b___ter crackers when she was 1.

 

Narcissus - December 22

JBear, is that when she noticed the allergy was present, or what she traced later reactions to?

 

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