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Updated: 2018-04-18T00:26:09.755-04:00

 



I just wanted to say that a blood test is the MOST...

2011-01-30T20:16:37.297-05:00

I just wanted to say that a blood test is the MOST accurate way to diagnose any food allergy. The skin prick is prone to false positives. If you have not had her retested yet then you need to get it done. At her age she is not likely to outgrow any allergies and each reaction will be worse then the last. My first reaction was a mild anaphylaxis, very similar to Holland's. The next one sent me to the hospital with breathing difficulty. During the third I stopped breathing four times, was on a ventalator for 24hrs and spent a week on oxygen with my eyes swollen shut. Of course some people say I was lucky...
So my point is please don't ignore this, it can get out of controle very fast, and the epipen probably saved my life. Keep it with you.

Christa



If Holland is allergic to cashews, she may also h...

2009-12-19T23:52:25.248-05:00

If Holland is allergic to cashews, she may also have sensitivity to pistachios and mango, and real susceptibility to poison ivy. They're all in the same plant family.

Monique, the nerdy botanist



Oh, so sorry Holland (and you guys) had to go thro...

2009-12-14T22:05:20.810-05:00

Oh, so sorry Holland (and you guys) had to go through that! Amy



I HATE allergic reactions! While neither of my gir...

2009-12-14T10:39:01.170-05:00

I HATE allergic reactions! While neither of my girls is allergic to any food (to my knowledge), Meredith is allergic to bug bites, specifically spider and mosquito. The minute I notice she has a bite, I have to give her Benadryl, wash the area and put Neosporin salve on it. Then I go through an agonizing few hours to make sure that infection doesn't set it. (Which it usually does...and we get her put on heavy-duty antibiotics and allergy meds.)

So far, the doc won't give her an Epi-Pen...but man, its scary!

Glad that Holland is okay...

Kendra



Wow! That is scary. Our former 25 weeker has mul...

2009-12-13T23:35:55.758-05:00

Wow! That is scary. Our former 25 weeker has multiple severe food allergies. They jabbed him 5 times while making me hold him down before they were able to get blood the last time they tested for allergies. I have an appointment with an allergist in January for him to see what he's still allergic to, but I will not let them draw blood. I will insist on skin pricks instead.

I glad Holland is okay after the cashews.



check the epipen and make sure it hasn't expir...

2009-12-13T18:10:38.763-05:00

check the epipen and make sure it hasn't expired. My aunt carries one and says that hers just expired in October and she has to get a new script.



We have become very lax with Elizabeth's food ...

2009-12-12T20:51:24.198-05:00

We have become very lax with Elizabeth's food allergies as well. I had the repeat bloodwork req on my fridge for months before we got her tested again and then the hospital threw out her blood because they could not get hold of her allergist for permission (the req was not enough ugh). Along with a pile of bloodwork req's we took her again to be tested and are waiting to see her Dr. to discuss the results. At her last appointment the allergist did say to be very careful with tree nut allergies as they are often more fatal. We did the same as you with the egg and she too outgrew that allergy. I would keep the req and wait until she needs other bloodwork, it would be good for you to know specifically which tree nuts she is allergic to. I too often go without Elizabeth's Epi-Pen as I don't see me ever needing it but after reading your post I will make I keep it close (and probably not expired).



This website looks helpful, it tells you about foo...

2009-12-12T05:04:40.000-05:00

This website looks helpful, it tells you about food allergies in general and reactions to individual foods.

Good Luck with it.

http://www.eatwell.gov.uk/healthissues/foodintolerance/allergicreactions/



Their dad.

2009-12-12T01:16:06.747-05:00

Their dad.



Who was with the girls when you ran out to your ca...

2009-12-11T22:34:07.546-05:00

Who was with the girls when you ran out to your car?



So glad she's OK. I don't know a lot about...

2009-12-11T19:48:32.736-05:00

So glad she's OK. I don't know a lot about food allergies, but my SIL is one of those fish people and she can't even be around places where it's being cooked.



I'm just glad she's okay.

2009-12-11T12:12:33.133-05:00

I'm just glad she's okay.



I agree with Ashley. Get her tested. My son has pe...

2009-12-11T10:51:07.181-05:00

I agree with Ashley. Get her tested. My son has peanut allergies, and as with any nut allergy, each exposure gets worse. We were told that if there were 2 bodily systems involved in a rection that we should give benedryl the epi pen (it doesnt have to be breathing issues to give the epi pen). The vomitting and swelling would have been the symptoms that there were 2 bodily systmes involved, so we would have given the epi pen and then taken him to the hospital. The zyrtec/benedyl/epi pens dont last as long as the allergi reaction can last so we were told to take him in to the ER in that case. I would be curious to know what your doctor told you to do after giving the zyrtec. Under what circumstances do you use the epi pen?



Please take my advice and DO NOT WAIT. At age 5 I...

2009-12-11T04:11:43.577-05:00

Please take my advice and DO NOT WAIT. At age 5 I nearly died from becoming "suddenly" deathly allergic to fish.. ALL FISH. Then a whole host of allergies all set in as well as asthma. You should have her tested.. food allergies come on so fast and it can be over the strangest things that you would never expect.